Wee Alec Heavy | Broad Ripple Brew Pub

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Brewed by:
Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Indiana, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by zerk on 01-28-2003

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of michaelsmith11
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of bertram
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of denimdemon
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of brundo4
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Broad Ripple Brew Pub. 1/26/10.

A- Black as coal with a frothy, bubbly, off-white head. Looks damn, damn tasty.

S- Carmel malts hit me first, followed by a light smokiness and a molasses sweetness. Also, a bit nutty with some dark fruit. Smells very mellow, but also rich, deep, and sweet.

T- Slightly sour, suprisingly. A little lemony citrus hop taste followed by a strong and smoky malt backbone. A bit carmelly, but all in all nothing like it smells. Very surprising.

M-Cask feel, low carbonation. A bit too thin but very silky and light.

D- Very drinkable. Goes down easy and tastes very interesting. I love scotch ales and this one keeps me guessing. Could drink four or five before I get a total handle on it.

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Photo of JamesS
4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a great deep brown/copper color with great head and nice lacing; nearly opaque. Huge malt aroma with nice caramel undertones. Deep malt and wonderful caramel tastes; wonderfully deep and sweet flavor with a tiny hit of hops at the end for a nice finish; just a bit of peat in the flavor would've made it perfect. Slight alcohol tinge to it, but very smooth.

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Photo of beveritt
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours with very little head. The beer itself is a dark brown/ruby.

Smell: Very little smell actually. A hint of caramelized malts.

Taste: Caramelized malt with hints of raisins. Slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Tick and viscous. Could use a hint more carbonation.
The little that is there isn't enough to truly deliver the flavors to your tongue.

Drinkability: Not terrible, but I think some of Broad RIpple's other offering are much better choices.

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Photo of BlackAngus
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh. My. God. This is my favorite style of beer, and this is one of the best examples I've had.

Appearance is a deep, rich ruby with a lightly colored head that doesn't last.

Smell has rich coffee and toffee aromas, roasted malty goodness. No noticeable hop aroma.

Flavor is exceptional, with strong caramelized flavors, malty backbone, no hoppiness, and well-balanced alcohol.

Mouthfeel is like having warm, wet velvet in your mouth. I mean that in a good way. :-)

Overall, I could drink this till I passed out. It's probably a good thing it's not available in growlers, because I'd be dead in a week.

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a cask at BRBP. Served in a smaller flute. Appears deep brown, with some ruby highlights. Thin beige head disappears very quickly. Strong toffee, malty nose. Not much hop aroma. Very pleasant caramel, toffee flavors. Very low bitterness. Carbonations very soft, as you would expect for a cask beer. Noticable alcohol in the finish. Not overly sweet, but also not as robust as I had hoped. Event though the mouthfeel was soft, it seemed a bit thin for a beer of this magnitude. Overall, very enjoyable and went well with the excellent scotch eggs.

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Photo of RustyShackleford
4.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this beer on New Years eve at the pub on-tap. First time ever having a cask ale. This beer had a strong malt smell and a hint of the 7.7abv. Mouthfeel was great with a roasted chocolate aftertaste and then an alcohol wash. This was a great beer and one of the best Scotch ales I have ever had! After the second glass, the taste reminded me of alot of great dopplebocks with the malty, alcoholy goodness. Though, the warming taste was not overwhelming at all. Too bad this isn't available in a growler!!! IN BA's, get thee to the brewpub and have a glass!!

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Photo of zerk
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep brown with ruby highlights and almost no head. Aroma is malty and fruity, caramel, roast malt, and grapes with a touch of smoked peat. Flavor is quite sweet with an upfront fruitiness, an almost vinous quality. Then becomes malty, with alternating chocolate and caramel notes. Has a smooth, velvety mouthfeel, and a very noticeable alcohol aftertaste. A very nice beer to sip on, but not something I'd go back to very often.

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Wee Alec Heavy from Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 12 ratings