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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (680) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 Tap pours copper brown red with lasting off white head. The aroma is mild with mostly toasted malt flavors. The taste is smooth but big and grainy. There is a nice mellow chocolate up front with a raisin date murky fruit behind it and a lingering toasted and roasted grain. There is enough bitterness to contend with the grain but what little hay and grass like hop flavors you get are overcome by grain and alcohol. A solid effort but finishes a bit basic, good for leinenkugel though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured dark clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mustardman (4) - st charles, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
almost a red tint to the otherwise dark leather color with a beige head. a gentle toasted malt aroma. The high alcohol content is masked beautifully by the semi sweet caramel roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Clear reddish mahogany pour thin layer of off white to khaki head ... aroma of sweet chewy caramel malts, roasted malts, molasses .... taste is of smoked peat malt, sweet sugary caramel malts, roasted malts, molasses with a light bitter bite at the end .... finish is dry malty and thin .... something odd about this brew abv hidden well though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
at big texas beer fest. deep amber with a cream head. nose is peat, smoke, rich malts, toffee, and caramel. chewy palate, heavy peat, light fruit, caramel, and a toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
12oz bottle pours a translucent copper amber with one ring of off white head. Nose is overly estery for a scotch ale, figs, butterscotch, cola, candy sugar, banana, clove. Actually smells more like a Belgian quad than a scotch ale. Flavor is a cross between a scotch ale and a quad, first flavors are massive fruit flavors, dates, figs, Belgian candy sugar, but there is also a bit of smoke, caramelized meat, bananas, cloves, bubblegum. There is a bit more malt in the flavor, but the yeast esters really over power everything else. Full bodied, sweet finish. Not my type of scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2119) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Clear brownish caramel color with a thin head. Aroma of sweet malt, alcohol, syrup, and smoke. Taste is smokey caramel and syrup with some chocolate flavor and a relatively strong, but complimentary, alcohol presence. Medium-full bodied, pretty smooth and a bit boozy. Nice, it’s not too sweet, which is a fault (to me) of many scotch ales. I’m really shocked that this is a leinenkugel. This is well above the other leinenkugels that I’ve tried. I know it’s a special release and all, but it’s WAY above the others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks alright, but a little thin. Smells decent; what you’d expect. Tastes meh. Good...for a Leine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7799) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2012
On tap at Flipdaddy’s, served in a snifter. Little khaki head. Clear darker red / brown color. Nice, rich caramel light smoky scotch aroma. Good, sweet and savory taste. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Decent smokey sweet aftertaste, but kind of syrupy. I’m not a big scotch ale guy so I wouldn’t choose this as a go-to, but I think this is a pretty respectable example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1149) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Clear dark ruby brown in color. Nice toasty malt and toffee aroma. Sweet herbal flavor sorta like Jägermiester. Overall a nice brew. Thanks to BarZigKin for the tasty birthday present!

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