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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgrafton (11) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2012
I have to admit, my first few sips from the bottle out of the 4 pack didn’t impress me. I thought the mouthfeel was a bit off, even for a scotch ale with a higher ABV. However the color in the regular pub glass was beautiful and the head was excellent with good loft (depending on your pour). On about the 5th sip, this great brew really took hold. GIVE THIS BEER A CHANCE. Even if you don’t think you care for it at first, it is one of the best I’ve had for quite some time. I will definitely get this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Complex aroma of malt, scotch, light peat, toffee, slight smoke, brown sugar, molasses, toasted caramel, and the slightest hint of alcohol. Poured deep orange/brown in color with a large, loose, brown head that disappeared quickly. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, smoke, light peat, scotch, light smoked meat, and a hint of molasses. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, smoke, peat, scotch finish is medium sweet and dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of buttery notes, barley, and candied malts. Taste of buttery notes, candied malt, tangy hops, earth and grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pours deep amber with quickly disappearing head. Nice sweet scotch style. Some raisin and cherry as well as some burnt sugar. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 30, 2012
2012 bottle. plum red no head. tarry, dark, molasses, prunes nose. medium body with high carbonation. intense peaty flavor with wet tobacco, prunes, nuts. robust, big, scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #27. Beautiful dark brown with red highlights and a tan head. Rich caramel and malt aroma, light raisin. Nice malty flavor as well, sweet dark fruits and a little booze, real nice stuff. (2271)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle pours dark brown/ruby with brief tan head. Aroma peat and malts. Taste sweet caramel malts with peat and light smoke. Palate thick and slightly syrupy but it worked well. Finish prolonged mild peat. Alcohol slightly apparent.

Nice scotch ale, good balance of malt and peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was cherry, plum, sugar and prominent alcohol. The flavor was tangy and boozy with ripe dark fruits, sugar, more booze, banana, molasses and sherry. The finish was long tangy dark fruits and alcohol. Medium body. Exceptionally boozy but somehow with this one it worked. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Caramel pour with a tan head that went away quickly. Aroma is smoked malt, dark fruits as is how it tsted. A nice balanced beer with no real dominance. Nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Served in small snifter. Pours a ruby/brown color with no head. Aroma is peat, light chocolate, light coffee, and toffee. Taste is toffee, light chocolate, light coffee roasts.

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