Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale | Blue Pants Brewery

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy AleBourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States
bluepantsbrew.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Strong Scotch Ale. Sweet Caramel Malts. Notes of Dried Fruit. A slightly smokey finish. Aged in fresh Bourbon Barrels. Find a friend. Use small glasses. Enjoy the first Big Boy Release Experience.

Added by grumpygerman on 03-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
28.35%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of JintheHam
3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Hass
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This definitely went sour but honestly, it wasn't terrible.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.49/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bearbeerboss80
4.21/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfugeman
1.44/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Review of the 2015 vintage. There is very little to like about this beer. First, the appearance was atrocious, muddy hazy brown with zero carbonation and no head to speak of, looks like a cup of loose leaf tea. Aroma was the only aspect that wasn't completely repulsive, it had decent, if not overbearing, notes of vanilla but also a big boozy component. Taste was truly perplexing, I thought I had accidentally picked up some bourbon barrel/sour experiment; I really don't think this was their intent but somewhere along the line this thing got infected with Brett or something because there is very apparent and unpleasant barrel funk. The only components I tasted were alcohol and a slight vanilla finish, all with a massive sour, earthy/composty overtone. The feel was very thick, looked almost syrupy as I poured it down the drain. Blue Pants continues to miss the mark on consistency, I had a pretty good bottle of imperial stout recently and then wound up with this swill. I really cannot believe they let this batch make it to bottles.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.05/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jenebauer
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Volsdawg10
4.29/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robwestcott
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBeard89
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.72/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elkinbrown
4.27/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmv0009
1.39/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Got on tap at Below the Radar.
L - Hazy dark brown. Absolutely no head at all.
S- sweet smelling with lots of alcohol.
T - this beer tastes horrible. All you really taste is alcohol. This might as well be a liquor. Lots of alcohol and no carbonation at all.
F - thick and syrupy.
Overall - this beer is so poorly done. No carbonation, and all you can really taste is alcohol and syrup. One of the worst craft beers I have ever had.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CowboyRob
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulrwelch
4.12/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at a local wine and spirits store for 10 $ quite a surprise at 13% very smooth and easy going down quite dangerous
Out of Alabama way to go blue pants will be picking up more as the nights get longer and colder

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.45/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was brown with a nice reddish hue.

Smell - There is a sweet booze impression in the nose. It is almost a candy sweetness.

Taste - My initial impression is sweet caramel. The booze balances nicely with the caramel sweetness. It almost feels like a mixed drink. The taste finishes with a little alcohol burn and the sweetness fading.

Mouthfeel - There was almost a milky impression that allows for extra staying power. I would have liked a little more thickness.

Overall - My bottle share group had this beer side by side with 2011 and 2014 Backwoods Bastard. Blue Pants won. I think Blue Pants has some consistency issues based on some the reviews and my previous experiences with their beer. This one I would certainly have again.

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Photo of egrace84
3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.98/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of auburncdc
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale from Blue Pants Brewery
3.28 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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