Tenacious Wee - Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged | Voodoo Brewery

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Tenacious Wee - Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel AgedTenacious Wee - Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged
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)

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Added by orangesol on 10-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
12
For Trade:
3
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle is 4 years old. Let's see how it held up!

This pours a very dark brown, with a very small head, and no lacing.

On the nose, I get dark fruits, caramel, rye, tobacco, slight oxidation, sweet nutty bourbon, and oak.

This is an amazing series of beers. I can tell this isn't exactly getting better at this point, as the oxidation is creeping in slowly, but it's still a fantastic beer. There's old leather and tobacco, rye, chocolate, caramel. It's also slightly smokey. The bourbon barrel is so well integrated here. You get slight whiskey character, a hint of oak, and a bit of vanilla. It's a burly beer and I love it.

This is medium bodied, silky and fairly smooth, with a slight oaky astringency on the finish as it warms up. The carbonation level is pretty low.

Voodoo are the kings of the barrel-aging. Their program is easily one of the best in the country.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little rough, but a nice chocolate finish.

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Photo of Brewski
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbuzz
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tourdot
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acidreflux
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of timc100
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Incredibly dark for a wee heavy - near pitch black but ruby as well, like a black barleywine.

Rich aroma of earthy, herbal, raw oak barrel. A little leather-oak tannin, some very slight meaty smoke as well. Nice bourbon whiskey comes second. Chocolate, caramel and toffee malt. Similar on the taste - very rich, intense but well-integrated barrel that is not over-powering of the base beer, dry oak finish.

Fantastic beer - not sure it's a wee heavy, more like a barleywine but regardless it's a top notch barrel aged strong ale. I did prefer the eagle rare, but not by much.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Bomber poured into a matching Voodoo barrel room collection snifter. The brew appears a dark brown to nearly black color with a few bubbles of head that fades quite quickly. Some spotty lace clings to the glass.

The way this brew smells is totally perplexing and downright concerning. It is like stink bait you would put on your hook to go out catfishing...ya know, the type of strange concoction of chopped liver, spoiled stinky cheese and decaying beef products. If you can ignore the strange decay smell, there are notes of caramel, vanilla, toffee and molasses also present.

The taste fortunately brings forth none of that stinkbait flavor. It is boozy with hints of raison, somewhat oxidized with caramel, vanilla and a solvent booziness. A bit of faint chocolate and molasses come out more in the finish.

This is a medium to full bodied brew. A very nice take on a barrel aged wee heavy. My only gripe with this is the off-putting nose. I have no idea what would cause a beer to smell this terrible but taste amazing.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of tectactoe
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of greg4579
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Tenacious Wee - Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged from Voodoo Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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