So Ægir brewery and Mackmyra distillery has been doing some cask swapping lately (see Mackmyra Ægir’s Bior) and I like that. It’s always fun when brewers and distillers do something different from time to time. Gævle ‘Wee Heavy Barrel’ is a scotch ale style of beer matured in hogsheads from Mackmyra.
Appearance: Dark red/brown-ish with a thick cappuchino foam.
On the nose: Sweet, sticky, syrupy malt. Caramel and a whiff of oak. Also a hint of chocolate, the cheap kind you find in advent calendars.
On the palate: Still sweet with hints of caramel, almonds and vanilla. Not a lot happening in the finish. Some sweetness.
Decent stuff, but where’s the peat I was promised on the label?