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RATINGS: 273   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
A decent scotch ale. Aroma was all malt, though not as heavy as a 9.5% beer usually is. Pour was a dark and murky brown with a one finger near tan head. Taste was roasted malt, peanut and burnt charcoal with a sweet sticky caramel aftertaste. The problem with the flavor was the finish. A slightly watery finish with just a slightly sweet aftertaste. Decent carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2779) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2012
12oz bottle - pours a clear and deep amber with thin orange head. Nose is caramel, wood, alcohol and banana. Flavor is roasty caramel, chocolate and butterscotch. Taste is sweet and a bit bitter. Easy to drink with sticky to oily texture. I wouldn’t be surprised if this gets a bourbon barrel release (If not already).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours a clear garnet tineted brown with a thin, biege head. Aroma is peat smoke, caramel, tofee, light woody notes, floral and pine hops, yeasty white bread, a touch of coffee and a boozy mint note. Flavor is more peat smoke, sweet malt, caramel, light toffee, cereal grain, meaty salinity, a good amount of dark fruit, tons of campsite rain soaked wood and white bread crust. Palate is medium bodied, syrupy to oily on entry, has a very light, but pretty sharp and blanketing carbonation and neutral, oily and numbing (from the sharp carbonation) finish. Pretty damn good, though a bit clumsy with its palate. Smells quite nicely smokey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark red pour, thin dissipating off white/tan head, aroma brought notes of figs, plums, dark fruits and dates, hints of anise, and caramel, slight hint of smoke, touch of earth and grass, but a pretty sweet aroma overall. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, with plum, dates, some hints of anise, caramel and toffee, hints of grass, finishes with a hint of smoky notes and fairly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, light-moderate smoke, and a hint of fruit. It pours a dark amber that’s transparent when held to the light. It has a 1/2 finger khaki colored head. About a minute later it fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. Some minimal wispy lacing is left behind. The flavor starts with molasses, brown sugar, and light caramel. It finishes light-moderately fruity with some hints of chocolate and smoke. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, the aroma gave me high expectations, but I thought the flavor that followed was a little bit of a letdown. However, for a style that hadn’t been doing anything for me lately, I found this one of the better Scotch Ales that I’ve had in quite a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and some smoke. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, light roast, and a little smoke. Finish is rather dry with the alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Brown pour with decent short lasting head. Nose of sweet malt, toffee, and not a lick of hops. Taste is sweet but with a kick of band aid which hurts an otherwise good beer. A little thin on the palate as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6554) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
Draft. Brown pour with slight tab head. Smoky, peat, woody aroma with scotch overtones. Finishes with vanilla, woody scotch, light cocoa and smoke tones. Nice scotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4772) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2012
12 ounce bottle - Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a dark amber-hued body, fair clarity, and a small, abruptly short-lived, off-white head.

Smell: Darkened, sweetish malts, a bit of honey-scented cereal, finely-ground spice dusted atop, and a fruityish sniff of almost imperceptibly earthy cherrywood-smoked malt, but also some added dark fruits and a little peppery alcohol hint of sweet vermouth. Reminds me of a pipe tobacco I had a couple years prior. Kinda.

Taste: Pale, toasty malts given a crusty sliver of roastiness and coating of sweet, nutty brown sugar. Then, a fairly bright, noted fruitiness from the smoked cherrywood, but also some raisin and baked, spiced apples. Low hint of herbal-toned hops, very low bitterness present. Some rising mouth-throat-belly heat from the alcohol presence. Little hint of Jamaica pepper. Sweetish finish with a bit more fruity, a bit more spice, and, then, a bit more alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not exceptional, but a very decent effort from Leinie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2012
Reddish brown pour with a quickly diminishing tan head. Pretty average mouth fell a bit thin for a big beer. Aroma is lightly nutty some light syrupy sweetness hints of grain in the finish a lightly dry hopped finish. Minimal alcohols. Decent beer but a bit to thin for the style/size.

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