AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.66/5 rDev +8.1%
05/03/2014 - 750ml bottle (2014) into snifter
A - Opaque, solid almost black pour with 1/2" dark tan head with good retention.
S - Most noticeably is the bourbon to start, almost overwhelming. Followed by hints of toffee, caramel, oak/woody, and slight vanilla.
T - Initial heavy bourbon without overpowering heat. Again you find the toffee, caramel, oak/woody with a very small amount of vanilla. The finish is oak/woody with warmth from the alcohol. All facets of flavors come almost perfectly.
M - Little carbonation, pretty heavy and lingered on the palette for a considerable amount of time.
O - Overall this beer is a killer drink. I can't imagine how good this batch will be aged.
05-05-2014 01:37:30 | More by Dogoatus
3.83/5 rDev -11.1%
750ml bottle. Poured into a brandy snifter 5/2/2014.
A- Lighter caramel brown body, half finger off-white head, some retention, no lacing.
S- Bourbon. Serious bourbon nose. A bit of distinct toffee malt sweetness, but this is otherwise straight up bourbon. It's interesting but still running a bit hot.
F- More bourbon. I really don't get a lot of sweetness that I can definitively say is from the malt. It's a fairly one-dimensional beer that is heavy on the bourbon sweetness and barrel notes. Certainly not terrible at all, it's in fact quite flavourful.
M- Medium body, lower in carbonation, slick and still a very hot finish.
O- A hard one for me to drink only because I don't enjoy it as much when the bourbon overwhelms everything in the base beer. I can definitely see how some people can really enjoy this, but it's really not for me.
05-03-2014 04:02:46 | More by Stevedore
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.