Highland Charge Wee Heavy Scottish Ale

Washington
United States
Highland Charge Wee Heavy Scottish Ale, Heathen Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Named after the Scottish shock battle tactic when the Scots would drop their plaid kilts and full charge into battle, weapons hot with nothing but a shirt on. In that same fashion, this Wee Heavy Scottish ale packs a big malty assault that exposes light caramel and toffee notes that volley to a subtle hint of black cherry that will blow your kilt off.

Profile

ABV: 
10.0%
IBUs: 
26
Served at: 
50º-55º
Hops: 
Willamette
Malts: 
2-Row, Red Wheat, Munich, Dark Crystal, Black Malt, Chocolate Malt
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Highland Charge Wee Heavy Scottish Ale by Heathen Brewing falls under the category of (#17C) - Wee Heavy of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour of this beer revealed a nice dark brown hue with minimal carbonation. The aroma had hints of chocolate, dried fruit and minimal hop overtones. The flavors revealed wonderful malt sweetness, chocolate, raisins, blackcurrants, light caramel, subtle roasted malts and low bitterning hops. The mouthfeel and body were medium/heavy with low carbonation, which is acceptable for the style. It finishes nice and smooth with a bit of an alchohol warmth in the finish as this beer is 10% ABV.  Nicely made beer with a lot character.

Brewery Introduction

At Heathen Brewing we make small batches of “Progressive Ales for the Promiscuous Palate”. It all begins with fresh, high quality ingredients and that means sourcing those ingredients from those in our community. The freedom to create seasonal and experimental beer will allow Heathen Brewing to... Read More

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