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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2061) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark burgundy color with a finger of foamy white head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, dark fruit, and syrupy molasses. Taste is sweet and malty. Roasted malts, raisins, molasses, and some warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1002) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2013
An exquisite sweet malty aroma that pours a deep mahogany w/ no head or lacing. The taste is quite smooth but just doesn’t have the flavor explosion I was hoping for. It’s great on the palate at 9+% but just seems to be lacking something. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmykalH04 (35) - - AUG 3, 2013
A- Pours a dark caramel brown and when held up to the light gives off a reddish hue. Head retention didnt hold very well. S- Very sweet almost like dark candied fruits, also gives off a watered down scotch profile. T- Dark fruits with a sweet malt background and a hint of scotch. M- Lightly carbonated, coats the mouth well and is very satisfying. O- very enjoyable. havent had many of this style so cant wait to expand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Little on the light-bodied side. Not really that much lace. Huge sweet candied malt flavor. Butter scotch. Very enjoyable. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Deep chestnut brown, ruby when backlit. Yellow-tan head that slowly fades to a ring. Aroma is chewy toffee, dark caramel, dates, light vanilla, light fresh rain on a grass field. Body is medium with moderate fairly soft carbonation. Flavor is a complex old dry woody caramel, grass, light bread crust comes through as it warms, it also gets just a bit hot. A light swell of bitterness passes quickly a few seconds into the aftertaste. Yum!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12oz served in a Duvel tulip A - Pours a dark mahogany brown with a small off-white head. S - Soured fruit, plums, cherries, red apples, sweet molasses, cola syrup. T - Follows the nose with tart and over ripened fruit, apples, plums, and cherries. Brown sugar and caramel in the background. Earthy barley runs heavy through the center. Alcohol is very prominent adding a sharp dryness. Some nuttiness on the finish. M - Medium body, ample carbonation helps lift the sweet body, thins out as it sits. Very fruit forward here. Big rustic malts as well, there was only a hint of roast and no smokiness but the fruit made up for it. Pretty good for the style. The big eddy series is on a roll. (except for the DIPA) Serving type: bottle 03-17-2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mibeersnob (46) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
This bottle has been sitting upright for about a year in my beer fridge. Little foam when opened, larger bubbles formed a scant head. A strong smell of malt with a hint of butter and alcohol mixed in. Dark, ruby, red clean appearance. Absence of head is not distracting from appearance. Sweet, medium easy drinking, but settles rather heavy when finished. A full-body with long aftertaste. Overall, a rather desirable beer holding true to a Scotch Ale. Too bad MillerCoors has a part in this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a frothy white minimal head. Aroma is sweet with sugar, raisin, caramel, oxidation, light smoke and a little tart fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1813) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2013
12oz served in a Piraat tulip Appearance – Pours a mahogany color with a small and short-lived off-white head. The head left a decent coat of lacing. Smell – Sweet and sour fruit; slightly boozy. Taste – Rich and flavorful with very little smoke and more dark fruit than typical. Mouthfeel – Medium+ body; medium-low carbonation; mild alcohol harshness and warmth. Overall – fruit forward with limited dark malt presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel and bread. Sweet and malty flavour of caramel and bread. Sweet finish.

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