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Oak Aged Wee Heavy | Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thorpe429 on 11-24-2010

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a medium brown color and a murky, thick consistency. There was a quarter inch of off white, foamy / fizzy head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A nice aroma of toffee, malt, dark fruit, and the advertised oak.

T: Tasted of a fair amount dark fruit (currants, in particular), a good shot of toffee, lots of malt, a bunch of oak (especially in the finish), and a bourbon tinge. An interesting flavor that's generally pretty successful. Not quite as aggressive with some of its elements as it should be, but still fairly tasty.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its flaws, but is still drinkable. Worth a try.

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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color (black when viewed form afar). It poured with a just a narrow color of off white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of red wine are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has a combination of flavors that seem to resemble red wine tannins.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mixture of aromas and flavors in this beer interestingly resemble red wine. It seems to be a lot lighter compared to other beers in the style. It is quite drinkable because no alcohol is detectable in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good Wee Heavy. Pours a dense brown color from a bomber into a tulip glass. Absolutely no light gets through. A dark tan head is fairly small and dissipates fast leaving a long lasting ring and a light filmy covering on the glass. There a a few thin ribbons of lacing. Aroma and taste are good. Rich toffee and dark fruit (mostly raisins), some sugar and of course the mild oak bitterness and a noticeable whiskey presence. The mouthfeel is rich with no alcohol bite. This is a malty beer with some balancing bitterness from the oak. Very enjoyable, nicely done!!!

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Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and lace. Woody and boozy along with hints of dark fruits like currants raisins plums in aroma. Sticky, malty beer with a woody and buttery smoothness, fig and vanilla sweetness in taste and slight booze on finish. Notes of dark fruits like raisins and plums as well and touches of booze

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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Navalartichoke
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hophead717
3.04/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oak is too drying and the flavor is more tart than I would like/expect from the style.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the source.

Chestnut / burgundy body with a thin collar. Oak, ripe dark fruits, malt, booze. Sweet whiskey with red wine and tannic notes. Lots of oak. Bourbon character is bold throughout. Medium plus body, a bit syrupy. Sweet and sour notes, heating the cheeks in the finish. Intriguing...

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Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Laulau
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bcheng
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TubaManJack
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of KAP1356
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of russwbeck
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage aged in CC Roundstone Rye White Oak Whiskey Barrels

Dark colored pour, but semi-see through. Brown with only a slight amount of head.

The aroma is of booze, fruit, sweet, Whiskey, and vanilla. Not much Wee Heavy going on here.

The taste continues with booze, a bit thin and light, vanilla, oak, whiskey, and molasses. Again, the barrel aging process has taken a lot out of the base beer.

Heavy body, carbonated fine. Pretty drinkable, but a bit too sweet.

Nothing in this beer stands out for me. Probably wouldn't get it again. Too sweet, too much barrel.

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Oak Aged Wee Heavy from Mad Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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