AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel AgedAleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This was barrel aged and limited to 234 hand numbered bottles from the 2004 batch of Wee Heavy and released in 2005.

Added by scottoale on 04-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
432
Reviews:
120
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
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314
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133
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12
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4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.82/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to the random guy at jackie o's for the pour!

A-carmel brown with no head whatsoever

S-very well melded bourbon and carmel. Very inviting

T-follows the nose. Vanilla bourbon and awesome. Simply splendid

M-medium body and oh so smooth

O-wow. Unexpected treat. Almost perfect

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4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tarface23
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The father of an AleSmith brewer brought a bottle of 2004 on the Quaff Campout. You know, the ones in the old green bottles.

We tasted it amongst barrel aged Numbskulls and Decadence of various vintages, but angels sang when we tasted this one. Creamy, rich malt with a little sherry oxidation note. Everything came together so smoothly.

I wish I had the patience to save some beers a few years...

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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

drinking bottle #517/972 of the 2009 vintage released in 2011

A- dark dark brown, almost black, very minimal head

S- amazing oak, dark fruit, burbon, caramel, toffe, very complex, molasses... Smells amazing

T- very smooth up front going into an incredible blend of burbon, caramel, vanilla, toffe, and tons of barrel character, finishes with a touch of alcohol and dark fruit.

M- very low carbonation, medium mouthfeel, very very smooth, I love the low carbonation in this beer.

O- incredible, I am so fortunate to be able to be drinking this. Amazing.... I don't know what else to say... So much barrel character! So derrricious!

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4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vintage '06. Thanks Mike!

Pours a hazy, woody mahogany with a silky tan head.

Nose has whiskey, dark pitted fruits, oak, vanilla, cocoa, raisins, figs, caramel and toffee.

Very well balanced flavor profile. The barrel aging is subtle yet compiments the beer perfectly.

Creamy body has a delicate carbonation. Very nice.

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AleSmith Wee Heavy - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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