- My Rating: B-
Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale – Howe Sound Brewing – Howe Sound Brewing, 7% ABV – 1L., (Squamish, BC, Canada)
on the front left-side label:
“A rich, malty Wee Heavy style Scotch ale, brewed with 100% barley malt, hops, water and yeast. Peated malt provides a subtle smokiness to this beer, while medium toasted American oak imparts a silky smoothness and additional complexity. Named in honour of Scottish poet Robbie Burns’ famous poem, To A Mouse, written in 1785.”
- Style: (American oak) Oak-Aged Scotch Ale
- Taste: Caramel/toffee cola malt minor roast/oak
- Where I got it : Firefly Liquor Store
How much: $9 – 1L., January 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Visual: Pours cola brown with a massive lasting foamy head, a bit of lacing, lots of tiny bubble streams.
Nose: sweet caramel/toffee malts with some barley (lvl-7)-pungency.
Attack: crisp fizzy, alcohol detection w/ caramel
Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) deep caramel malts, cola, barley, mild smokiness
Finish: roasted malt exhale, residual caramel malts, oaked malty sweet finish.
Summary: It drinks quite heavy for a 7% ABV beer, but it does at least have good flavour and body in the mid to finish.