Wee Heavy | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Wee HeavyWee Heavy

Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Tolann on 03-03-2008

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Such a great beer from a great brewery! I love Dry Dock and will recommend it any time.

A- Dark and kind of a brownish-red hue. Not a lot of head and pretty white. Pretty clear/

S- Great caramel smell. Lots of smell to it, but not overpowering. A little bit smokey/peaty.

T- Great rounded peaty, sweet and caramel. The flavor hits you hard then gentiley fades away. Very good for the style. I don't know how to really describe every thing I'm tasting, but this tastes like a wee heavy

M- Light to medium. Not too much carbonation. Doesn't make you burpy and doesn't feel dead or flat. I little warm aftertaste, but it's not a boozy warming.

D- So good. I'm glad I have a growler of it. I'll have no problem finishing the growler (with my DH helping me, of course). Hope this stays on tap for a while.

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having previously abandoned all other beers to embrace Trippel as the nirvana of all things brewed with grain, I've been converted to Dry Dock's Wee Heavy (no pun intended).

This beer is all about the Malt and yeast, which is yummy from the first quaff til the last slurp. Yummy, malty goodness that satisfies the pallet and leaves the consumer satisfied with high ABV and carmelly yummy sweetness - but with enough hopppines to remind us that this is beer and not caramel ice cream topping.

Highly reccomemded.

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thank you JMBSH
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A very dark brown with a two finger off-white head.

S- Sweet, caramel malts, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, dark fruits, vanilla.

T- Dark fruits, molasses, caramel, vanilla, toffee, some earth hops in the finish, touch of alcohol.

M- Full body, smooth, low carbonation.

O- A tasty beer. Sweet, good balance. Very happy I got to try. My first beer from Dry Dock and I would like to try more from them.

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3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, reddish dark amber color but leaves only a thin, light tan head on top, no lacing or rings left on the glass.

Aroma is promising: rich malt with hints of caramel and toffee. No noticeable hop aroma.

Taste and mouthfeel shine through. Nice, heavy body with wonderful glass-smooth feel. Taste is a splendid mixture of caramel and toffee, ripe dark fruit (dates, figs, etc.), with an assertive yet relatively soft-hitting alcohol taste, all wrapped inside a nice hop bitterness.

The initial appearance and aroma didn't promise much, but the taste really hit home. A very good effort and probably won't disappoint fans of this style.

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3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

good not great this one. it pours a solid redish brown color, thick and dirty looking, not much light passing and a short white head. the nose is a little peaty, smokey, and decaying, lots of alcohol, and a caramel or red malt sweetness. very autumnal. the flavor is pretty subtle really, i am used to in your face kind of scotch ales, but this one isnt like that. its earthy and malt driven, a little sweet, a little smokey, and very strong. flavors come together well, but this doesnt wow me for some reason. feel is fine, if a bit filling. of course it is, but even moreso than expected, its got a lot of weight on it, even for the style. overall a good big beer from dry dock, im glad they are bottling some new stuff, but this isnt even close to their best work.

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark toffee/wood color, very thick and attractive, a pretty thin head but it looks very nice.

Smells of bananas, vanilla, peat, some nuttiness, sweet alcohol, maybe some wood. Smells great.

Taste is also good but a little less complex and a little less good. Vanilla and nuts again, some faint peat and wood, finishes with a yeasty character. You can taste the booze, and overall this is concentrated on the malty flavors and really isn't that smoky which is a plus for me as smokiness is what usually turns me off from scotch ales.

Carbonation is very good, mouthfeel is thick and a little syrupy, booze is noticeable though.

Overall a very good scotch ale/wee heavy, definitely focused on the things I like in the style and downplays the things I don't, making this one of the more enjoyable examples I've had.


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Wee Heavy from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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