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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Complex aroma of malt, scotch, light peat, toffee, slight smoke, brown sugar, molasses, toasted caramel, and the slightest hint of alcohol. Poured deep orange/brown in color with a large, loose, brown head that disappeared quickly. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, smoke, light peat, scotch, light smoked meat, and a hint of molasses. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, smoke, peat, scotch finish is medium sweet and dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Thanks to Schmidtguy for the trade - deep mahogany, with little head. Smells rich, almost decadent - Earthy Molasses, some woody notes, even a bit of honey. Full, rich palate. Some coffee, some earthy notes, some dark dried fruit. Pretty tasty...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
at big texas beer fest. deep amber with a cream head. nose is peat, smoke, rich malts, toffee, and caramel. chewy palate, heavy peat, light fruit, caramel, and a toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (4631) - 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 itís hard to overlook that initial sourness - disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
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Dark Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice big wee scotch and super malt flavors. Lots of fruit, light bready this was a tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Sampled on draft at Dís in Monroeville this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was cherry, plum, sugar and prominent alcohol. The flavor was tangy and boozy with ripe dark fruits, sugar, more booze, banana, molasses and sherry. The finish was long tangy dark fruits and alcohol. Medium body. Exceptionally boozy but somehow with this one it worked. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, light-moderate smoke, and a hint of fruit. It pours a dark amber thatís transparent when held to the light. It has a 1/2 finger khaki colored head. About a minute later it fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. Some minimal wispy lacing is left behind. The flavor starts with molasses, brown sugar, and light caramel. It finishes light-moderately fruity with some hints of chocolate and smoke. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, the aroma gave me high expectations, but I thought the flavor that followed was a little bit of a letdown. However, for a style that hadnít been doing anything for me lately, I found this one of the better Scotch Ales that Iíve had in quite a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks alright, but a little thin. Smells decent; what youíd expect. Tastes meh. Good...for a Leine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4362) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 3, 2012
First impressions of this were pretty solid. A big peaty smoky aroma, looks fine. The initial flavor is pretty malty/Scottish for lack of a better word. However, as I get to the second and third beer I like it less and less. Not too sessionable for sure. The sweetness and peat just donít mix right for me.

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