Malt Monsters: Wallace, Wee Heavy | The Fort Collins Brewery

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Malt Monsters: Wallace, Wee HeavyMalt Monsters: Wallace, Wee Heavy

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first of the Malt Monster Series to be released, Wallace, WeeHeavy is an intense, malty brew that put our system to the test. A six hour boil gives a deep rich caramel complexity with a slight nuttiness and hints of roast, complimented with a clean, smooth, warming quality that provides exceptional balance.

Added by beergoot on 05-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23
Reviews by jaydoc:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #89 (June 2014):

Malty, Viscous, Boozy

We need more Wee Heavies. Like this hazy, dark copper beer, with a creamy tan head and its malty, bready, nose with big raisin, grape, and boozy aromas. Pours thick and syrupy, near viscous, with a malty sweet foundation, toffee, coffee, honey, bready, earthy, grape, coin, blood, a mild floral bitterness, and a raisiny bite with pepperly alcohol across the palate. A damn fine example of the style, but take heed as this malty, booze monster will sneak up on you.

STYLE: Scottish Wee Heavy | ABV: 9.8% | AVAILABILITY: Limited

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Photo of cjgator3
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark fruits and tons of malty goodness in this one. Tasty!

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Photo of russpowell
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent chestnut/mahogany with a pinky of fast-falling tan head. Nice thick look to it. Near zero head retention & a little bit of lacing

S: Breadyness, slight smokeyness

T: Peaty, leafy hops, figs & raisins up front. Figgyness, slight peatyness, some booze warmth as this warms, also some leafy hops, a little bit of cherry juice as well. Finishes warming, peaty, with leafy hops & figgyness

MF: Medium bodied, light carbonation, warming, needs to be a little thicker for the style

Drinks easy for the style. A nice one to try, but not one I would buy again

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is a deep mahogany color with a lot of ruby coming through. No head, no lacing. Syrupy sweet malts in the nose and tongue with lots of warming alcohol. Almost a cinnamon spiciness about it. Great sipper, I really would love this in colder months.

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out with a beautiful bubble show, the head settling in at two inches above the ice tea colored liquid

Smell: Treacle, raisins, fig, brown sugar and woody tones

Taste: Treacle drizzled over raisins and fig; earthy, woody elements building through the middle; the finish is sweet with dried fruit undertones

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A fairly impressive Wee Heavy; lacks some peat and other elements to bring depth but still quite good

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of beergoot
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, deep reddish-brown color; crystal clear; respectable one-finger thick, foamy head. Solid malt grain scent; caramel, brown sugar; molasses. Huge malt flavors; toffee and currants; boozy component; syrupy. Heavy bodied; residual sugar oomph.

A heavy-duty Scotch ale, big on malt sweetness and well-complemented with a well-tempered booziness. Yeah, I would agree the beer lives up to its series name. The fact that there is some even-handed blending of residual sugary sweetness with the high ABV is a winner in this case. I'd like to have had a thicker, denser head of foam, but that's a minor quibble when (for me), taste and feel are the core of any beer. A great initial offering for (what I hope) is strong series of malt-forward beers.

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4.56/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of denver10
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours maroon with an amber hue. An off white head forms but immediately quickly exits the building, leaving no trace of its existence behind. Unimpressive appearance. Aroma is definitely malty with molasses, toffee, nutty, raisons, and definite sugars. A touch roasty too. Flavor follows suit with the addition of some alcohol that benefits this beer greatly, imo. A flat, medium bodied mouthfeel, which works for this beer. Overall, not my favorite style but FCB did a nice job with this one. Enjoyed it and would drink again.

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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of irongator
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Lotsa malt but no hint of smoky peat. Dont get me wrong... it's quite boozy and balanced!

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Malt Monsters: Wallace, Wee Heavy from The Fort Collins Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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