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Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale by Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, The
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
8.20 % ABV


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Review by everetends on 06/09/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 17 4 8 2010
Old Review
12 oz bottle I picked up in a sixer from Green's off of Ponce in Atlanta. Served up in a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a really nice, rusty red/brown color. a vigorous pour barely yielded any head. What head came up was an off white, almost brown, thin strip of head sitting on top. No retention or lacing though. Has a good amount of carbonation activity in there.

S: Smell is mosty some malty, caramel, toffee goodness. There is also a nice boozy presence which appears to be some dark fruits just soaked in alcohol. Slight hops presence.

T: Taste is a lot like the nose. Nice, big sweetness coming out of the malt with a ton of caramel and toffee in there. Then there is actually a really nice hops bitterness in there. Then we get some booze. Lots of boozy fruit: banana, cherries, berries and a touch of apple. Also an almost scotch presence as well. Tasty shit!

M: Damn near full in body, this one feel a bit heavy. Slick feel on the palate that has some stickiness to it. Carbonation helps this one go down pretty easily. ABV is noticable and warming in the tummy, but isn't overpowering or taking anything away from here. Aftertaste is mostly some sweet, sugary, malty goodness.

D: Not a bad brew yet again from the great Duck Rabbit Brewery. This beer is tasty and it intrigues you drink another sip. This is absolute a sipper to be savored and enjoyed. The alcoholic feel really makes you want this on one of those cold, rainy evenings just like this evening. Hands down, DR only makes good brews. Another winner. Yes, I'll have another.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-11-2009 02:04:45

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 12/24/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
62 3 6 13 3 6 2009
Are we really calling this a Wee Heavy? Ok, pours a mostly clear coppery amber color. A fizzy white head that quickly hide to the side the glass but eventually died out altogether. Limited lacing as well.

The nose is light overall. Some sweet caramel notes with a more brown sugar aroma than malt. Some hints of smoke and chocolate but very light. Noticeable DMS issue, mostly a butterscotch aroma. Sure a light is ok but this seems very present. Clean yeast notes and not much alcohol notes.

The taste is a bit more on par. The malt is still a bit light with more of a candy caramel flavor. Would have liked more of the melanodian/kettle caramel flavor. But some hints of astringency (slightly) on the back end that helps with the malty feel. The yeast comes out more though then the nose. Some esters, figs and a cherry aroma. My wife got a hint of sourness but not me. The DMS is there but lighter. Some alcohol comes out but not over the top.

The body is moderate at best. Like the flavor would have liked to see more of a malt presence on this one. Carbonation is light as well but ok. Overall some good notes but I think the nose might have influenced me a bit much.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 05/07/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2009
A nice deep dark mahogany fog with a smaller frothy capping of medium yellowed foam that manufactures a decnt skim wants it fades. A few small patches of lacing stick across the glass.

Aroma is a nice malt laden soup of dark fruits, semi tangy with fig and raisin with a twist of orange, rum, and molasses. No eveident smokeyness or peat seems to make an appearance to add a bit more authentic Wee Heavy scent.

Taste is more of the same, big on semi tangy and chewy malts, fig, raisin, and some duller orange twang it up with a bit of cherry hinted rummy warmth and a sticky molasses finish pulling a bit at the cheeks.

Feel is a bold creamy tang of chewy malt, fairly beefy yet tamed down enough in a rounded off medium body bringing in just a nudge of warmth and sticky girth for a full on Wee Heavy experience.

A very solid Scotch ale and quite drinkable. Thanks Faro for the lot of Duck-Rabbit brews!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by SAP on 10/15/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 3 9 13 3 7 2008
Best By Date of 06/08; Sampled October 2008
A slightly vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three-finger thick, lightly amber-tinged, tan colored head that is fairly large bubbled, but still manages to last a bit longer than I would expect. The beer is murky, dark, amber tinged, brown color that shows a somewhat hazy, light cranberry-red hue when held up to the light. The aroma is quite sweet and malty with expressive caramelized malt sugar aromatics, sweet toffee, brown sugar glazed whole grain bread, well toasted grain and a dusty grain character. This has a touch of fruitiness to it that provides a very soft berry like note to the nose. If you like caramel and toffee, then this aroma is for you; very malt focused.

While a bit sweet, it is not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggested; instead it has a rich, chewy, caramelized maltiness to it that is exactly what I was hoping for. This has a very thick, rich, body to it that really sticks to the palate; it is almost a bit too thick and rich for a Wee-Heavy. Lots of toffee flavors that have been mixed with the crust of a chewy, well browned, almost burnt, whole-grain bread crust. A touch of alcohol heat enters in at the finish at times, though it is never overwhelming. As the beer warms it gets less sweet, and chewier, with even more palate-coating malt character to it as well as more of a murky-malt character.

The aroma is spot on for the style, though the aroma is perhaps a touch too thick and toffee / caramel focused, even for a Wee-Heavy. Somehow the flavor comes off as being a touch to muddled, perhaps even murky, though I definitely appreciate that it is not overly sweet for such a thick beer. This must have a pretty standard best by date, as this will easily be good for another couple years.

Served In: Bottle

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