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RATINGS: 262   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - 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

3.4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1178) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1725) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured dark brown with a thin, khaki head. Thick, full mouthfeel. This was a malt bomb. Quite nice. Very sweet with dark fruits like prunes, figs, and dates. Nice warming alcohol tone and even a little smokiness. Not a bad beer at all.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours deep ruddy copper with a transient yellowish head. Aroma is lightly smoky roasted malt. Full bodied. Flavor is sweet malt with some mild spice. Maybe a touch of smoke. Or not. There’s a lot of malt - but I don’t find burnt or chocolate. More treacle. I think there’s some floral hop, but am not sure. It is very tasty in a heavy malty sort of way. I’m considering whether this is a smoke tinged barley wine thing. Whatever, it tastes good.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours cloudy, wood brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sharp, dark fruit, wood, caramel. Taste is slightly smoky caramel, prune... A bit boozy. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smoothsippin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Lots going on here. Sweet with some spiciness on the nose and into the mouth. Complex, with a tartness joining the sweet, fruity taste on the swallow. Finishes nice. Like it. A nice scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1310) - - MAR 20, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Tons of caramel malt but could use some smokiness to cut the sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Sweet caramel, prune, and woody boozy aroma. Chestnut with a small beige head. Sweet smoky caramel malt, fruity prune/plum, and woody flavor. Medkum body, soft carbonation. A bit too sweet.


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