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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Filling the senses with a fragrant malt aroma, Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale features a variety of robust malts that create rich flavor and texture. Hand-selected malts include Pale, Honey, Caracrystal® Wheat, Roasted, Victory®, and Cherrywood Smoked. Like its predecessor, Russian Imperial Stout, Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale ages and travels well.

Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, a dense, mahogany-colored brew, features a creamy tan foam. As it warms, the layers of malt flavors will melt together revealing the subtle undertones of fruit and biscuits. As the brew mellows, it reveals more of its plum, raisin, and dark cherry flavors.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
12oz bottle pours a nice clear deep rutty red – amber with short lived tan head. The aroma offers up a good deal of ripe brown sugar coated cherries, prunes, some earthy dates and a dash of caramel. The taste is bold and a bit on the bright side with a mix of cherries, earthy dates, sweet prune hard candy and then a sugary maltiness as well as a dab of caramel on the side. It smooths out into a sweet finish. A bit of age should allow this to blend and pull up additional yummy complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle. Copper with an off white head. Deep, rich and malty. Toffee, toasted bread, lighter peaty notes, with light wisps of earthy hoppy notes. Bold and assertive, but not overbearing. A solid sipper, luckily I’m cranking the A-C in my apartment, because it’s over 90F outside. Either way, this is a solid beer regardless of season.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
deep amber color. medium bodied with light carbonation. Notes of molasses, dark fruit, and smokiness. A complex and hearty ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1340) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours a ruby cola color with a substantial tan head that diminishes rather quickly to a thin cover. Aroma is roasted malt and dried dark fruit. Taste is sweet roasted malt, buttery caramel, molasses and prunes. Some mild tartness at the end. Alcohol well hidden. A little cloying, but well balanced and quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
On tap on 6/23/12. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, spice, and vanilla. Taste is caramel and whiskey with a little bit of hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
This is the type of beer that makes a great Chirstmas / Winter beer. Its a 100 degrees out, but this is stiil a very good beer. Sweet toffee malts with boozy nose. Syrupy mild sweet flavors of molasses, brown sugars, dark fruits, with a presence of alcohol. Not getting the peat. Good smooth full body. Good job Leinenkugel. 2012 limited release.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joe_M (24) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
This beer just rubbed me the right way... I’m pretty sure this is as close to perfect as I’ve been in a long time

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2012
On tap at Oriley & Conways, pours a clear dark brown with a nice red hue in the light and a creamy tan head, the aroma is of heavy malt and caramel with some scotch notes, the flavor has a nice full front end with a ton of caramel and malt and a finish of scotch that is nearly perfect, mouthfeel is crazy smooth and delicious, awesome stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TizzleJizzle (530) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Tap at flying saucer beerfest. Intense aroma of caramel, melted malts. Clear brown color, points were takin off for a head that vanished and no lacing. Amazing taste: caramel, alcohol, bread, hay, wow. Warming on the stomach. Great brew!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle - Pours deep mahogany with a thin foamy tan head. Nose is big sweet peaty malt, toffee and wood, booze-soaked chocolate cake. Damn...haven’t been loving big beers lately, but I have to admit that smells pretty good. The taste brings it too, the same deep, rich malt flavors exist, with some dark fruit and a bit of smokiness mingling in, especially on the finish. Everything is mixing together well--it’s not disjointed at all. Smooth in flavor and body, it finishes with sweet fruitiness and some cocoa. Holy balls, this is good stuff.


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