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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5513) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle - pours a dark ruby with a fair tan lace - nose of toffee, moderate melanoidin richness, vanilla bean, bourbon, light smoke - however, there is also a mild acidity that seems off and unintentional - body is fairly creamy - moderate acidity early, tart, almost sour - uncharacteristic of the style, tasting characteristic of an infection - underneath there are rich malts, moderate smoke, plum, raisin - but it’s hard to overlook that initial sourness - disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
My first wee heavy. Dark, rich, warming. Thought it was a little syrupy, which is probably the style. I hated it at first- it felt too sweet for me. After drinking a few more over a few days, I started liking it a bit more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12oz. bottle, 2012 vintage, cellar aged since release. Aroma of sweet, toffeeish malt, brown sugar, raisin, dried cranberry, apple, and some faint maple nut and tartness in the background. Hazy dark red-brown in color with a very slight, light tan ring head. Flavor profile is full of dark fruit, berryish tones and dark caramel malts, with touches of fruity tartness, earth, spice and wood. Light to moderate bitterness appearing towards the finish. Ultimately dry, lightly acidic and warming on the palate, low in effervescence, body is certainly full enough. Respectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2209) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
December 11, 2013 - bottle from Flanagans. Dark brown pour with nice amount of head. A nice aroma of malt, dark fruit, alcohol and yeast. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had a touch of spice and smoke that I enjoyed. Medium bodied, relatively smooth and a slightly dry alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from a 2013,12 ounce bottle.
Aroma-vinious, low fruity alcohol notes, caramel
Appearance-pours a cloudy brown with very little head
Taste-grainy caramel/toffee, soft grape notes that lend a vinious quality to the flavor as well, a soft chocolate note in the finish
Palate-this is a big, thick, chewy beer, low carbonation, warming alcohol
Overall- this is a very well made wee heavy, not overly sweet or syrupy, great malt melanoidin character, lots of malt depth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
soupy (35) - - DEC 5, 2013
A fan of wee heavies and this is respectful of the style, sweet and malty, thin head, a little thin on the palate, but a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Clear copper with a quickly dissipating thin tan topper. Aroma of toffee, fruit, citrus, brown sugar and sweet malt. Taste of toffee, sugar, burnt malt, brown sugar and alcohol. Pretty much just a big boozy sweet malt bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Light toffee colored pour. Big off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Slight malty aroma. Taste is a nice sweet malty flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Sweet malt with caramel and spices. A decent hint of the standard scotch ale flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1598) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale has a medium, cream-colored head, a red-brown appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is rich- dark cherries, some wood, strong barley malt, sweet, brown bread crust, and raisin. Taste is of all those, with smoked wood, cherry skin, raisin, and brandy wine, with a slight bitter undertaste. Mouthfeel is pretty much heavy and slick, and Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale finishes semi-wet, rich, chewy, and delicious to the hilt. Overall, this is outstanding. RJT

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