Chronology:6 - Wee Heavy | The Bruery

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We’re at it again with Old Father Time for a new Chronology Series - a Scotchology, if you will, with a base resembling a Scotch-style ale. In this installment, we brewed a wee heavy - known for rich, malt-forward flavors - and set it to age in bourbon barrels. Every six months, we’ll take a quarter of the barrels, blend them and bottle them. This first bottling represents the nuances imparted to the base beer after six months of barrel aging.

Added by rudzud on 01-04-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
63
pDev:
7.82%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
32
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of SaxmanRick
4.91/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Grackos
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't get much barrel but it's still a solid Scotch ale.

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Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into a sniftet appears a hazy brown color with a khaki head.

It smells woody with caramel and molasses sweetness before getting a but boozy.

It tastes like cedar planks, solvent alcohol yet quite tannic and woody with mild vanilla and caramel.

This is medium to fuller in body with modest carbonation. Overall not bad considering but not my favorite in the lineup either.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, bottled on 12/21/15 (label says 2016 Edition). Served in a thistle glass, the beer pours a hazy reddish/copper color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention is decent enough, and there's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and sweet, the brew smells like toffee, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, dark bread and some woodiness. Taste is similar to the aroma with bourbon, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, dark bread, nutty, dark fruit and woody flavors. Aroma is sweeter compared to how the brew tastes, but with that being said it's still a sweeter tasting beer. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's slick and smooth with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. It's a little boozy but not too bad at all. Overall I thought this was good, I certainly enjoyed it!

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Photo of Sabtos
3.51/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark burnt copper-red with a thick, light tan foam blanket that dies to nothing at all, leaving a shiny brandy-looking beer.

Smell is soggy toast, toffee, graham, bourbon, and scotchy caramel.

Taste is caramel, bourbon, dried leafs, bourbon, toffee, bourbon, and dry wood! Needless to say--hot! With a dry, chewy finish.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/18/17 bottle Winking Lizard Barrel Aged Beer Festival

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Photo of gobuccos
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbone1384
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml waxed and capped bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Beer looks muddy. Nose is bourbon, oak, tobacco, molasses, brown sugar and a touch of pine. Very sweet and syrupy. Opens brown sugar, molasses and syrup. A touch of hazelnut and a boatload of booze that wafts over the complexities of this beer. Sweet with more maple and molasses at the end. A little one dimensional and coarse. Beer is full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and slick in the mouth and goes down hot and accented. Really tickles and caresses the throat at the same time.

This is ok, but it needs more time for the booziness to wane a little.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nataku00
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Studfarm69
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taospowder
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Chronology:6 - Wee Heavy from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 63 ratings