AleSmith Wee Heavy - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by BucBasil:
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the 750mL bottle into a large snifter.
A: The beer is a very dark brown with faint touches of amber here and there shining through when held to strong light. Head is tan and reached 2.5/3 fingers and has good retention.
S: The smell of this beer is exactly what I have grown to love from the maltier end of the spectrum. Nice big roasted note with dark bread and hints of caramel. Slight booziness and then a nice dark fruit note with some spices, almost fruitcake-like in depth. Excellent.
T: A lot to pick out here. Big roasted character, and a whisky note. Plenty of rich bready malt and a hint of molasses. Caramel comes in for a bit and then becomes a bigger toffee note. Alcohol makes itself noticed and felt over the course of the whole sip and the effect is like drinking what I would imagine whisky ice cream might taste like, boozy but creamy at the same time. Like Rum cake, but with Scotch whisky instead. Cool.
M: Super smooth and a bit drying from the alcohol at the end. Very good.
Overall: Definitely recommended. Alesmith fails to disappoint again. This would go brilliantly with a dessert or with a cigar (as many have pointed out). I'll pick this up next time and give that a go.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2011 05:41:31 | More by BucBasil
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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
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