Wee Heavy Scotch Ale | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DaftCaskBC on 01-21-2012

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Photo of BCborn
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle (@ 8.0% ABV), day 22 of the 2016 Seasons Greetings holiday mixer from Parallel 49 and Central City - I could maybe save this until the end of January, Burns' Night, and all that - nah.

This beer pours a clear, dark orange-brick brown colour, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy tan head, which leaves a bit of waves crashing on the shore lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates.

It smells of acridly smokey, and kind of meaty caramel/toffee malt, some besotted black orchard fruitiness, a bit of phenolic yeast, brown sugar syrup, and very little else. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a lesser biscuity toffee thing, burnt peat bog, some berry-forward dark fruity notes, a further molasses/treacle sweetness, cafe-au-lait, some indistinct whisk(e)y booziness, and perhaps a sense of unloved leafy, weedy, and floral noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its plodding frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, if you're ok with discounting the estery and peaty overtones here. It finishes sweet, but in that barely moderated sense that I've come to expect from the style.

Overall, this is way more 'heavy' than 'wee', as the Scottish Islands whisky notes inform it thusly. Not a bad brew, but since my predilections for the dram lie in Speyside, or even more so across the North Channel of the Irish Sea, I'm not entirely enthralled with this one. However, I'm sure that many of you heathens will be.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The last beer I was able to fit in at Beer Revolution during the Central City tap takeover
A - Hazy red-brown, finger of head left thick consistent lacing
S - Roasty, molasses, peat smokiness with a slight sourness
T - much like the nose with a woody/barrell/rye whiskey note on the finish
M - medium body, slight sour feel, mild dry finish
O - my notes are a little sparce on this one but I do remember enjoying it and feeling it is a medium subdued version of the style which I enjoy more than some 'peat bombs' i've come across

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2.42/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of LampertLand
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Central City Brewers 'RR Wee Heavy' @ 8.0% , served from a 330 ml bottle Day 22 Seasons Greetings
A-pour is amber from the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a small beige head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-malts , hints of caramel
T-smoke over powers the initial taste , second time a sweet caramel start leads to a thick & heavy smokey finish
MF-ok carbonation , full bodied
Ov-ok beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at St. Augustines in Vancouver.

A: 1/4" tan coloured head that dissipated quickly over mahogany liquid.

S: Caramel malt is predominant with a slightly smoky whiskey smell to it.

T: Peat smoke, caramel malt, and some coffee malt. The finish tastes somewhat like whiskey.

M: Medium viscosity with a medium to high level of carbonation.

O: Very drinkable and better than the heavier peated version.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Central City Brewers + Distillers
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