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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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6082) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Terrific brew! Pours a clear deep reddish-amber with a smaller white head - beautiful color. Nose is dark cherry, peat, and a touch of malt. Moderate palate. Very nice flavor profile that is rich dark fruit (cherry, raisin), smokey peat, earthy malts - complex yet smooth and easy drinking. Winner - this is great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonkeyBra (3325) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Deep rich mahogany pour with a tan medium head. Aroma of caramel, bread, nuts. Mild cold smoke and wood. Flavor of smoke, rich cherry, caramel and toffee. Smoke wood, liquid smoke, strong sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Slight booziness towards the finish. If you’re looking for a Scotch Ale that is absolutely average in every way, sure, here it is. Me? I wasted the 45 minutes it took to drink this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (641) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours a dark reddish brown with moderate lacing. Aroma of bread and some carmel. Taste is complex, boubon, carmel, fruit, and alcohol. Alittle too syrupy, but still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3269) - Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Comes out of the tap a clear, ruddy mahogany, almost a raspberry color, with a thick, fine-bubbled and persistent light tan head. Strong aroma is mainly apple and pear with an undertone of cloves. Flavor fills the mouth with cloves, apple, pear and caramel, along with hints of cinnamon and horehound. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has a good amount of fizz and leaves a lively, spicy, fruity finish. I call this one more than "wee heavy"!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kco (50) - USA - MAR 15, 2012
Dark amber color with a thin tan head. Not very strong aroma. Has good balance of peat smoke and sweetness. The alcohol dose not stand out in the flavor. I would like to see it available more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Deep red with brown hues and light tan head. Decent carbonation. Big fruits, molasses, brown sugar, and some peat at the end. Flavor is fruity with some brown sugar and caramel. Slightly acidic/sour and a bit tangy. Ends with light peat and faint roasted malt. Some lingering fruit acidity and roast. Feels a bit light on the palate. Overall okay, flavor just seems a bit off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2534) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2012
It poured an almost dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was lots of malt, maple, and some dark cherry. The flavor was similar with lingering malts and dark cherry. A very enjoyable Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark ruby brown with a fizzy tan head. Malty molasses and musty spice aroma and taste with a citrus and barley finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, peat, smoke, and caramel. Very dark amber brown hue with a small fully diminishing off-white head that left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is full bodied and soft. Overall a smoky peaty brew and a good showing from Leinenkugels.

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