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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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, Caracrystalģ Wheat, Roasted, Victoryģ, and Cherrywood Smoked. Like its predecessor, Russian Imperial Stout, Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale ages and travels well.

Leinenkugelís 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (805) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
I purchased a 4pack of this from Woodmanís in Janesville, WI for $10.89 in Early 2012. Pours a medium brown color with a slight head. Scent is mostly of malts, but some hints of oak and nuts are present. The taste is more than you would expect from the smell. There is a smooth, malty tone in the taste that is reasonably bold. There are also some citrus, earthy hints hidden within. A refreshing beer that has great drinkability to go alone with a decent taste. Would like to see a little better price on it, but what can you do?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1945) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle: Pour is a nice mohagany amber with a medium off white head. aroma is peaty smoke, cherry wood, light tobacco. flavour is dark fruit, medium maltiness. light toffee and smoke. seems a bit thin on the palate, but is very smooth overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4478) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Dark brown color with a very small head. Bready aroma with light berries. Strong caramel flavor. Lots of malt and bread. As it warms, a lot of fruit and berry character. Odd for the style, but it works.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Pours a deep ruby with nice clarity. A vigorous pour gave me a half finger head of creme brulee that dissipates within a minute. On the nose thereís caramel, slight peat, some sort of soft spice if you really snort at it, itís a cinnamon or something maybe, big malts. Quite smooth on the tongue for both the style and the alcohol content. Caramel, toffee, roasted malts almost to the point of a slight sourness, rather nice. Some fruity sweet grain after-burn. Could be a bit thicker. Iíd appreciate a bit more carbonation but thatís always my complaint with wee heavies. Consistent with others Iíve had, I suppose. Iím glad to see Leinenkugelís reach outside of their comfort zone. So far Iíve been pleasantly surprised with both this and the RIS. Iím anxious to test out the brews to come in the Big Eddy series - IIPA and a Baltic Porter from what Iíve heard.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1175) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2012
(bottle) Pours a clear dark red color with an off-white head that poured out medium, but quickly settled to just a thin cap. Aroma of cherry hard candy, actually substantially so, red vines licorice, and accompanying scents of bread dough, light smoke, faint booze, and a bit of rum and golden raisin glazed ham. Flavor is full of caramel, salt, cherry (a more fresh than processed representation here), and a stronger finish of smoke than whatís present in the aroma that lingers for awhile. Very little suggestion of the high abv, as the alcohol is expertly masked. The mouthfeel is medium to full, and the carbonation is a touch spritzy. Overall this is a very successful brew from Leinenkugelís, and the Big Eddy Series is still batting a thousand on my scorecard.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (606) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Single 12oz bottle from Zipps: Peaty and sweet aroma and a deep red color. Very nice palate: tart, bubbly, syrupy, and refreshing. Tastes bitter/tart followed by raspberry/strawberry sweetness and finishing with a wine barrel-like tannic finish. Very complex and tasty. Iíll definitely grab some more of these.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a clear dark amber with nice off white head. Aroma is malty and full of yeast created fruity notes. Some raspberry as well as dark fruits stick out the most. Flavor starts off malty with a slight bitterness to balance it with a sweet and fruity finish. The mouthfeel on this is wonderful and thick. Very pleasant pour, huge thanks to the Alaskan rep at The Dabbler for this!


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