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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8194) - 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 (9671) - 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 (1189) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012 A $2.89 12oz. sized bottle of this cost me an almost $5 if drunk at the Taste of Tops bar, kind of perplexing.. Pours a syrupy ruby color with a pastel tawny head that shrunk into itself than less than five seconds of rise. Smells of sugar plums, BBQ smoked malt, lavender, pressed copper and youngish booze. Tastes predominately the same, however it’s much sweeter than I initially expected: representing caramelized raisins, cough suppressant, butterscotch, breaded chicken wings, and this sincerely odd artificial tangerine bite by mid-to-late-palate; not the same whatsoever as hop bitterness, there’s almost none of that in any sequenced part of this beer.Enjoyable for the most but not particularly interesting or good enough to ever try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (643) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle pour into tulip. Very nice nose: smoke, malt. Very well balanced taste. Full flavored. And yes, the high ABV has a nice, warming effect that leaves me with a favorable impression of this offering from Leinenkugel’s. I like what they do with the Big Eddy series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Aroma- caramel, toffee, butter, slight hops Appearance- dark, dank, brown, thin head, decent carbonation Taste- viscous malts, caramel, maple syrup Palate- nice body and slick mouthfeel Overall- One-dimensional but a decent dimension. Scotch ale’s aren’t my favorite but this is certainly worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle; Pour is golden / ruby hued with a modest fine bubbled off white head in this glass. It retains on the average side with some modest lacing present. The nose is caramel, toffee, peat, and smoke. The flavor profile is more smoke dominant than I would expect for the style.There is a hint of booze; another element I’m not looking for, with more caramel and toffee near the middle, some peat, with some dark fruits and light bitterness near the finish. It’s a decent scotch, but

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2012
(12oz bottle). Pours a clear garnet color with a thin eggshell colored head. Aroma is smoke, caramel, bread, pit fruit. Taste is sweet with ample savory smoke and a touch of bitterness. Thin to medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. This is a pretty damn tasty beer. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1632) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
A deep red, mahogany pour with a light tan head. The aroma is very malty with notes of caramel, prune, some black licorice, and slightly woody. The full body has a slick texture with soft carbonation. It has a sweet taste that warms up from the alcohol for slightly boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Casonnade, épices et mélasse dans un bouquet qui me rappelle presque les muffins aux carottes. Un peu mince en bouche pour me charmer mais le profil de saveurs est quand même intéressant. La bière dans l’ensemble, l’est un peu moins.

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