Tears of Our Enemies

Colorado
United States
Tears of Our Enemies, WestFax Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

“The beer William Wallace would’ve drank if he didn’t drink the tears of his enemies.” A light brown Scottish Ale with aromas of subtle fruit combined with a toasty malt character followed flavors of caramelized sugar and toasted bread and finishes with a pleasant warmth.

Profile

ABV: 
7.1%
IBUs: 
31
Hops: 
Fuggles, Goldings
Malts: 
Maris Otter, Chocolate Malt, Biscuit Malt
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tears of Our Enemies by Westfax Brewing Co. is a Scottish Ale and is being evaluated as a Wee Heavy (category 17C from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The Wee Heavy style is noted as being a rich, full, malty Scottish ale with strong, rich caramel malt flavors and occasionally a faint smokiness.  Westfax describes this beer as “The beer William Wallace would’ve drank if he didn’t drink the tears of HIS enemies". This canned offering measures in at 7.1 percent ABV.

This Wee Heavy pours a beautiful dark amber with light brown hues, excellent clarity, and a small, finely beaded tan head. The aroma is expectedly prominently malty with aromas of bread, bread crusts with hints of caramel chocolate; light dried fruit esters compliment the malt. The medium-full body is rich with malt flavors of bread, bread crusts, and chocolate with a light sweetness lasting long into the lightly bittered finish. The only detriment of this beer is stylistic; caramel malt is not the most prominent malt flavor. Regardless, this is a very pleasant rich, malt-focused strong beer.