Sweet peated malts and earthen truffle dewing secure mild nutty dried fruiting of wee heavy Scotch ale. Desiccated orange, fig and date ride alongside sweet butternut-chestnut conflux and herbal tea respite above cereal-grained Golden Promise barley malting.
Dewy peat-smoked grist sweetens pumpernickel rye toasting of mossy wee heavy. Below the wet grain surface, sugared pastry malts lag alongside desiccated prune, apricot and orange slivers.
Dry rye-spiced Maris Otter malts pace peaty Scottish ale. Ashen dark roast hop bittering reinforces dewy clover-honeyed Blackstrap molasses, chaw tobacco, Baker’s chocolate and cocoa nibs illusions of sturdy ‘wee heavy’ to its soily bottom.
Dewy peat-smoked Scotch malts spread across rye honeyed chocolate malting and waddle seeded cocoa powdering as wispy chestnut, toffee and chocolate orange illusions flutter for durable moderate-medium body.
Traditional Scotch ale lets delicate wintry spicing and dewy peat moss sweeten dry rye respite, brown tea-like earthiness and moist foliage. But its phenol hop aridity may be off-putting.
Subtle bourbon licks and sedate whiskey snips daub mildly creamed vanilla sweetness for brewer’s “original” soft-toned barrel-aged remedy. Scotch-malted buttered rum, toasted almond, pecan, toffee and caramel latte illusions waver beneath. Fragile bourbon-aged Scotch finish is tenuous.
Mellowly versatile Scotch-barreled moderation utilizes spicy Belgian Abbey yeast esters to redirect its dewy peat moisture and caramelized barley roast towards hushed port-wined dried fruiting. Understated Scotch malting picks up oaken vanilla tannins at the midst while wispy coconut, honey, molasses whiskey and brandy undertones flail.
Humbler, less complex and less aggressive (at 10.5% ABV) than brewer’s barrel-aged barleywine, letting dewy scotch malting embrace spiced toffee sweetness, brown chocolate sugaring, dried fig-prune-raisin whims and wispy cola-pecan nuttiness. Modest bourbon, spiced rum and burgundy illusions add latent serenity.
On tap at Beef Trust, dazzlingly fruitful wee heavy gains caramelized candied sweetness over dewy peat malting. Rum-spiced whiskeyed cherry whir grazes cocktail-licked red grape, bruised orange, brown apple, honeyed pear and marmalade illusions in a delectably tempting manner. Recommended.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, subtle bourbon barrel sweetness levied upon desirous wee heavy Scotch ale warmth. Dewy peat mossing underscores ethyl alcohol-soaked whiskey snag. Latent fig, date and sun-dried raisin illusions gain bourbon goodness over time.
Desirable merger pits rauchbier-like kilned barley malts and wood-singed peated Scotch dryness against brown-sugared molasses sweetness for 9.6% ABV limited edition 2017 release. Oaken vanilla seeps into kiln-smoked Scotch continuance, dampening its campfire setting while Band-Aid-wafted cured salami, seared bacon and glazed ham undertones emerge.
On tap at Ambulance, wayward 2017 limited edition moderation needs headier Scotch sweetness, smokier peat malting, dewier tobacco roast and tangier citric-licked hop tingle to truly capture attention.