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Tenacious Wee - Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel Aged | Voodoo Brewery

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4.4/5
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109 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by orangesol on 10-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
109
pDev:
7.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
12
Trade:
4
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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy darker brown with off-white head. Whiskey, caramel, nuts, dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a raisin and whiskey sweetness.

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Photo of corby112
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate brown color that's nearly opaque with dark mocha/mahogany edges and a one finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Mediocre retention, disappearing mid way through the pour with minimal spotty lacing left behind. Carbonation looks low but this beer has nice color.

Sweet boozy aroma with a really nice barrel presence that's nicely integrated into the notes of the base. Slightly charred oak with sweet, boozy bourbon, toasted coconut and silky vanilla bean. Underneath, there is faint roast with coffee bean and burnt malt countered by luscious, dessert-like sweetness. Hints of bakers chocolate, fudge and licorice. Smells pretty nice with pleasant barrel notes but could use heavier roast.

Medium body, slightly viscous with soft carbonation and prominent barrel notes. Charred oak, spicy bourbon and vanilla stand out without obliterating the other flavors. Underneath, there's a nice balance of dark roast and lighter malt sweetness. Malt bill is more robust than nose hinted out but still less than expected. Charred toast, burnt sugar, coffee bean and bitter dark chocolate countered by caramel, toffee and dessert-like sweetness. Well balanced, complex and deceptively drinkable.

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3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrenihan
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly better than Buffalo Trace, but honestly they're pretty similar.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uvm2003
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Voodoo Homestead in Homestead, PA.

Pours a rich dark brown, with a small fizzy head, and not much lacing.

Smells really f'in awesome- some caramel, smoke, chocolate, roasted malt, leather, tobacco, and toffee.

This is a really unique wee heavy and I love it. There's a lot more chocolate and roastiness here. It seems of this character comes from the barrels themselves- I get a dark, bitter charred character, but the chocolate flavors are unexpected and really nice. It feels a bit more like a barleywine, or even a stout, than a wee heavy, but it also sort of just defies conventions, which is just fine. There's some leather, tobacco, toffee, and caramel too, with some oak and vanilla. The alcohol is not present, at all. It's either really well-crafted in that way, or the aging has mellowed this out.

This is pretty thick bodied, with a rich, slightly creamy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation. It's really drinkable.

Another winner- might be the best scotch ale/wee heavy I've ever had.

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Photo of whitenads
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tourdot
4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gpblackgt
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of OleDixie
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of acidreflux
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of timc100
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%

Side-by-side with the buffalo trace version.

Pours very dark for the style - black with ruby tinge. More like a black barleywine.

Fantastic, very rich. Much more of a sweet whiskey overall than the BT. Bright caramel, sweet toffee, bourbon soaked oaky vanilla, raw oak, some spice. Dark fruits, chocolate and barrel char. Has some tobacco pipe smoke as well. Taste's very rich with a long finish. Full mouthfeel.

Both variants are great, I do prefer this one with a richer bourbon character, but I also prefer ER to BT in general. Fantastic beer - more like a barleywine than a wee heavy.

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3.88/5  rDev -11.8%

Bomber poured into a matching Voodoo barrel room collection snifter. The brew appears a very dark brown to black color with a rich mocha head that is quick to fade and just hangs with a line of bubbles around the perimeter of the glass.

The smell of this is very similar to the buffalo trace version. I cannot ignore this rancid aspect that smells like decay...reminescent of something like catfish stinkbait right upfront. As it breaths and a bit of that stank fades, it presents an oakiness with vanilla and caramel. Plenty of alcohol and barrel presence here.

The taste luckily does not showcase any of the off-notes that are found in the nose. Instead, a lot of molasses and caramel/vanilla flavors extracted by the barrel aging. There is also a raw oak presence, some hebal hop incorporation and raisony alcohol notes before fading off to plenty of boozy boubon. The alcohol inclusion in this is much more prevalent than the buffalo trace version and does not seem as neutral/solvent. It really shows how different a beer can be simply by aging in 2 different types of spirit barrels.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light hint of carbonation. Quite a bold sipper with plenty of alcohol nuance to take in. I still dont understand how a brew can smell this terrible but taste great. Something really smells off and wrong in both these tenacious brews but luckily their flavor is great. Strange.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Stigs
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Quackus
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bcrossan
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%

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Tenacious Wee - Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel Aged from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 109 ratings
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