Avery Brewing Co. – Snapping Turtles
This taproom only treat was one warming experience. Avery blends the rich dark maltiness of a wee heavy with peated malt and to top it off, adds smoked chili peppers. From beginning to finish I got a ton of heat. The succulent use of pepper pairs well the earthy woodiness of the peat and leads way to dark chocolate and almost a touch of smoked ham. Light head retention with a medium to full body epitomize my idea of a wee heavy and Avery successfully pushes the envelope stylistically with their addition of smoke and spice. If only this beast was offered in the cooler months to warm my cold cold heart.