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RATINGS: 268   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, 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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3878) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a dark amber color with aromas of toffee, caramel, and some light peat. flavors are the same, malty toffee backbone with some soft smoke on the back end, nice beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stevesie (329) - - APR 21, 2013
On tap. Dark brown with slightly lighter brown, extremely foamy head. Nose is malt, caramel and roasted nuts. Heavy lacing. Taste is more of the caramel and nuts with a little fruit. The requisite smoke is subdued, making for a pretty good Scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2013
Aroma of smokey chocolate and toffee. Clear, very red hued color. Sharply sweet with a peculiar candied fruit finish. Is it strawberry perhaps? Heavy viscous body. It’s trouble

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4516) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Clear dark woodsy amber with a small foamy white head. Nose was peaty and darkly sweet with a bit of char and raisin. Flavor was a little boozy and woodsy, a little, with some gentle earthy peat and dark earthy sweetness. A touch of raisin too. Not shabby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (caramel, molasses), with notes of brown sugar, honey, orange peel, vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. "Layer upon layer of sugars" would be more accurate. A big, dumb, syrupy sweet boozer. The guys at The Bruery would LOVE this stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Nice clear ruby color. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Dark fruit and caramel nose, flavor is dark fruit and caramel, hints of the higher ABV. Decent scotch ale. $3.29 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark red-brown. Aroma is malts and cherry. Flavor is cherry up front. A little boozy, very nice palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1384) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2013
Poured a half finger of head on a deep amber colored body. The aroma is a wonderfully rich caramel, licorice and cotton candy. The taste delivers with a high sweet rating dominated by caramel with the mildest lemon bitter. A fairly short finish with some alcohol heat, which is nice. Smooth texture with moderate carbonation. Enjoyable and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Hazy amber-brown pour, very minimal carbonation and a thinnish look overall. Soft malty nose, quite subdued and balance impression. Lots of toffee and caramel in the nose, only very modest peat and leather. Consistent with this impression, the taste is a bit under-developed compared to the complexity that sometimes comes with this style. Teasing dark fruits and smoke, but it doesn’t quite develop enough. Solid but only that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Filtered looking burgundy-brown. Pretty smooth malt tones. Sweet toffee, raisin, nuts. Deep amber alcohol soaked woody malt. Relatively easy drinking, alcohol hidden well, incorporated at least. Solid, but I had higher hopes.

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