Wee Heavy

500 mL bottle purchased on a recent jaunt up the East Coast.
Pour reveals an amber colored body, but it lacks the depth of color that I was expecting. Head is also a little thin and fades quickly with only the tiniest wisp of lace. Some large bubbles of carbonation.
Nose has the obvious malts, but lacks much definition.
Tastes are a little confused for me. Yes there is certainly the rich malty notes that one would expect (and there are some nice biscuit malt notes in the aftertaste), but the alcohol seems oddly present and not melded well into the body of the beer. Actually I’d go as far as to say close to being a bit solvent like. The effect is an acidic, sharp finish that seems out of character with the style. It’s certainly sweet (which of course is fine and what I was expecting), but again the beer fails to come together completely for me.
Usually one of my favorite styles, and I had high hopes for this beer, but sadly it didn’t come together very well for me. I’d try it again, but this didn’t really hit the spot for me.

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04/26/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 3
Total: 2.6
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