From Vancouver BC’s R&B Brewing comes the “Auld Nick Winter Ale” a Scottish Wee Heavy Ale. The beer pours a deep brown colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of toffee, molasses, brown sugar and some roasted malts. The flavour is of toffee, molasses, earth, chocolate and dark fruits. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 18. This beer sits a little more on the sweet side which is quite fitting for a winter seasonal beer. I will be looking for a few more bottles of this before the weather gets warm again.
Commercial Description: A “Scottish Wee Heavy”. The Auld Nick is not your usual spicy Winter Ale. There are no spices in it. It is a sweet, full bodied English strong ale made using specialty malted grains and traditional hops of East Kent. A truly complex but surprisingly smooth beer.