Naughty Old Woody
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
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4.15 | pDev: 0%
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
Notes: Strong Scotch Ale aged in a Woodford Reserve barrel.
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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky pecan brown with orange and gold accents at the tapering bottom of the glass. A slim sliver of beige foam was gone inside of one minute, leaving no residue on the glass. The beer itself looked good, but no head and no lace can only be scored so high.

The aroma was able to be appreciated while glass was still on coaster. It was fruity and had a huge bourbon whiskey presence that was mighty pleasing, especially to someone who loves that spirit (and beer) as much as I do.

Naughty Old Woody is a high-gravity version of Naughty Scot that was aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for 7 months. Some beer so aged takes on very little whiskey character and some tastes like a mixture of the two drinks. NOW is one of the latter.

Specifics included brown bread slathered with apple butter (made with mushy brown apples), ripe figs, caramelized sugar, vanilla, and a light oaky char. There was also a background tang that did not taste like peat(-smoked malt). All in all, a damn good representation of the style... plus Woodford Reserve bourbon.

The mouthfeel suffered the fate of much barrel-aged beer in that it was on the thin side for the ABV. The bubbles were laid back, while still providing an extremely gentle tongue sizzle.

Naughty Old Woody is bourbon lover's beer that is a few tweaks away from being special. One glass threw me for a major loop, so make sure your chinstrap is buckled and your alcohol dehydrogenase levels are up to snuff before partaking. But please do partake.

Jul 29, 2010
Naughty Old Woody from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2 ratings