Wine Barrel Wee Heavy | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by yourefragile on 01-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a funky beer.

A - Semi hazy amber brown.

S - Smells like tart caramel. Soured and sweet in the nose. Roasty caramel hints with definite acidity.

T - Tastes like it smells. It has a malty backbone, sweet and earthy. Oak dryness and tart acidity lends a nice balance to the overfall impression of the flavors.

M - Dry, but not too dry. Malty but no cloying. I'd say a nice blend of the two.

O - This beer wasn't on the menu at the pub. I was told they keep it secret since much of the general public do not understand sour beers. Glad I asked.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Keyes88
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of tapbit
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Imsothirsty
1/5  rDev -69.7%

Photo of yourefragile
3.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the 2012 Barrels, Bourbon and Bugs event. Best I can tell from BA listings, this version appears to merit a new entry. From the menu: "Strong scotch ale fermented in stainless then aged in a freshly emptied Pinot Noir barrel and spiked with Brett L. Malt complexity mingles with a touch of spiciness and pie cherry aroma from the Brett and a warming alcohol character".

Pours a still, dark cola brown with a light reddish tint on the edges and a fleeting light tan head with no lace. Malt and dark fruit dominate the nose, smells like a typical wee heavy with a faint hint of some brett funk and fruity pinot barrel. The pinot is more obvious in the flavor; starts with a rich caramel and toffee malt body with rich red, ripe fruit and wine barrel juiciness before finishing hot and with a slight funkiness. Full body and soft carbonation. Interesting combination, but lacking balance and a little too hot.

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Wine Barrel Wee Heavy from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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