AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel Aged

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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 301
Gots: 118 | FT: 11
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This was barrel aged and limited to 234 hand numbered bottles from the 2004 batch of Wee Heavy and released in 2005.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 04-08-2006)
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2014 vintage poured into an Alesmith barrel-aged reserve glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with a 1-2 cm head

S: Strong caramel, bourbon

T: Absolutely amazing. Sweet, caramel, strong bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit

M: Amazing. Exactly what I expect from a barrel-aged beer from Alesmith. Full bodied.

Overall: This is best barrel-aged scotch-style ale I have had. Unbelievable flavor.

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Fresh 2013 bottle

Pours very dark mahogany with some ruby on the edges, pretty muddy. Nice beige barrel head - creamy tight bubbles coat the glass on the pout, bigger bubbles as it sits.

Fantastic barrel aroma as with all Alesmith BA beers - big bourbon, wet oak, oaky vanilla, some toffee. The barrel does not dominate the base beer - brown sugar, toffee, caramel, some sweet smoke, and dark fruits.

Full bodied and flavored - big drier finish.

Another great product of the Alesmith barrel program

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AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.