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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6696) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle:   Deep mahogany, burnt caramel hues, thin sudsy off-white head, little lacing.   Big bready nose, malty, biscuity, some dark pitted fruit (only minor).   Big peaty start, smokey, ashy, charred wood, much better on the tongue than the nose suggested.   Not a big example, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes sweet, peaty, lots of candied dark fruit, dates, figs, etc...   Nice beer, but could stand to have a more truthful aroma.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6510) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle and served in my Iechyd Da snifter: Pours a ruby mahogany hue with fading fizzy head and no lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, moderate smoke, slight iodine, some aromatic chocolate malts along with a dollop of mineral water and leather. The taste is smoky sweet and meaty but compared to the Pipeworks Wee Heavy I had before it this seems tepid and weaker. Some boozy, medicinal and mineral elements as well to help complexity. The mouth feel is oily and medium bodied. Drinkable but lacks the richness to compete with the alcohol, colour me a wee bit disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle, dark amber with some red highlights, scant foam with banana, caramel aroma, flavor is pitted fruit, bananas, candy caramel , sweet finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Sampled on draft at D’s 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6278) - Plymouth, 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 that’s 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. It’s 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 hadn’t been doing anything for me lately, I found this one of the better Scotch Ales that I’ve had in quite a while.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6136) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2012
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. The beer pours a medium brown with a tan head. The aroma is very nice and exactly what I want in a wee heavy. I get a lot of dark fruit and some peet malt, as well as some caramel and some alcohol. The flavor is more of the same. The alcohol and dark fruit notes are dominant, with the caramel and toffee malt and a little bit of smoke hiding in the background. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6058) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
Draft. Brown pour with slight tab head. Smoky, peat, woody aroma with scotch overtones. Finishes with vanilla, woody scotch, light cocoa and smoke tones. Nice scotch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
This poured a semi murky medium brown color with a lighter tan cover. Aroma was toffee, light roast, some caramel, figs, and smoke. Flavor was just the perfect amount of smoke for this style, a bit peaty, and rich dried dark fruits and chewy malts. Nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5882) - 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...


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