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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark amber with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin malt and roast. Flavor is similar to aroma with raisin and light dry finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well a good scotch ale from Leinenkugel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6264) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
12oz bottle pours a translucent copper amber with one ring of off white head. Nose is overly estery for a scotch ale, figs, butterscotch, cola, candy sugar, banana, clove. Actually smells more like a Belgian quad than a scotch ale. Flavor is a cross between a scotch ale and a quad, first flavors are massive fruit flavors, dates, figs, Belgian candy sugar, but there is also a bit of smoke, caramelized meat, bananas, cloves, bubblegum. There is a bit more malt in the flavor, but the yeast esters really over power everything else. Full bodied, sweet finish. Not my type of scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6055) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5885) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5803) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5664) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5638) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
I like this brew. It looks pretty much as expected, a clear reddish brown body that soon becomes a mere film. So what? Really pleasant aroma - rich and malty, bread with treacle and a whiff of alcohol. The flavor is pretty much the same, rich and malty, except that the alcohol recedes, making this beer too dangerously drinkable. Not complex, but very, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark ruby brown with a fizzy tan head. Malty molasses and musty spice aroma and taste with a citrus and barley finish.

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