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MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch Ale | Blue Mountain Brewery

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3.63/5
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47 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States
bluemountainbrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hchinaski on 02-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,516
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
47
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of RyanByorick
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Capital Ale House in Richmond. A nice copper/red color, thin film of head that disappears quickly; not much in aroma; slightly earthy but a fairly standard scotch ale, some non hoppy bitter aftertaste; a bit heavy on the carbonation. Just decent, nothing to rave over.

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Photo of atrocity
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BillRoth
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at BM Barrel House.
Also tried with a "dollop" of draft Dark Hallow added to glass. Tasty!

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Photo of delta490
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep clear brown with a nice light tan head that has great retention. The aroma is malt forward, with some dark fruit sweetness, it's just a little light. The taste, though, far exceeds the meager aroma. A big, rich, nutty, sweet malt blast hits you up front with a nice background of earthy hops balancing it just right. The body isn't watery, but its lighter on the palate and makes this one an easy drinker at 8%.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AMCPhD
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OpaqueBrew
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Charlie9614
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of qchic
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Ruby red-brown, some head retention and lacing, and clear enough to see bubbles. Wasn't expecting so much light to get through. Aroma brings roasted grain, smoke, and ripe fruit. Definitely thin for the style, but the flavors are good. Upfront, malt with subtle smokiness and then some raisin and prunes. Fruity esters become distracting. Finishes with assertive bitterness to keep it from cloying. At almost 8%, it's surprisingly drinkable without much sign of alcohol, but it still feels like something's missing. Has potential.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of everythingiszen
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Subtle peatiness. Lighter than expected. Doesn't quite come together as well as Oskar Blues', but drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mrfulcher
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a mug

A: Even auburn with a creamy finger and a half of foam. Some lacing, and a nice solid head lingers.

S: Lots of malt. Sweet caramel corn. Not very strong though.

T: Sweet. Very sweet malts.

M: Pretty nice to drink, silky to sticky

O: Decent beer but entirely one sided. It's all caramel malt without much depth. I don't think I could have more than one of these at a time, just too sweet for me.

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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of AScrambledEgg
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ChadA83
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of jaymo18
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of obywan59
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost clear brownish amber with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves a touch of attractive lacing. Numerous bubbles rising throughout the glass.

Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits and a slight whiff of coffee. A bit woodsy.

Roast malt and rich dark fruit. Flavor approaches tht of cherry at times. the bitterness of burnt malt combined with the alcohol give it a bit of cloy.

Medium full in body. Somewhat sticky. Prickly carbonation. Very warming.

Decent brew. Great for a cold winter's night.

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MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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