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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Inspired by the traditional Scotch Ales, has a deep, intense flavor from its dark roasted malts. The addition of peat smoked malt adds a unique flavor of the Highlands to this complex brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Wow, what a beer! If you like scotch, then youíll really enjoy this brew. It tastes like theres a shot of scotch in every bottle haha, in a good way too. Lots of smoked peat and roasted barley on the nose, very robust brew here. On the palate youíve got lots of smokey flavors with the scotch flavors shining through all the while the malty backbone is there as well. Very complex. Usually on brews that have an abv about 8% I start to get a little nervous because I donít like a strong alcoholic bite to my brew but this beer hides the 10% very well. Great beer, Iíll be buying this one again for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Local bottle shop had these on a blowout clearance for $1 a bottle. Arguably the best beer purchase Iíve ever made. Pours a very, very, very dark brown with a half-finger tan head that lingers for a very long time. Aroma is very spicy and complex. Taste is dark chocolate bitterness balanced out by a subtle malt sweetness. Thick and syrupy on the tongue, like I was drinking a creme liqueur straight. Finish is strong and stuck with me for more than 30 minutes after I finished the bottle. An excellent beer, but too overbearing for people who are not interested in moody, intense beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2011
THOUGHTS: One of the best Sam Adams beers Iíve ever tried ó and Iíve tried over 40. A wonderful different take one sweet and bitter balance, with smoke bitterness instead of hops bitterness. Hid alcohol fairly well for the high ABV. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark red that looked nearly brown in the glass with a large to huge, tan head that diminished very slowly and kept a nice sheet and left good lacing. The aroma was a bit weak, but contained. light molasses and caramel; hints of chocolate; apple; cherry; slight alcohol; and smoke. The initial flavor was moderate to rather sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderate to rather bitter in an acrid smokey way with an average to fairly long duration. There was caramel, cherry, apple brown sugar, smoke, molasses, maple syrup, hops, more smoke, burnt caramel slight alcohol, prune and a hint of chocolate. The medium to full body was sort of syrupy with lightly fizzy carbonation and a smokey and lightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2011
This is the beer I was lookin for, Sam adams Scotch Ale is Awesome, and IMO cant be beat, but I really like this beer. appearence, dark viscid amber, nice tan to white head smell, beautiful aray of Malts and smoke notes, as well as some vanila aroms too taste, smooth malt profile, not chalky or rough,very heavy texture, the smoked peat at the end makes this beer come alive overall, probalby my third or fourth fav beer, only downside, which really isnt a downside is you can only drink a couple, good jod Sam Adams!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1784) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy has a very thick, pillowy, beige head and a dark brown appearance, with lighter brown around the edges and tiny streaming bubbles. There is a little bit of lacing. The aroma is of dark-roasted, sweet malt, dark cherries, licorice, dark fruits, coffee, and fudge. The flavor is similar, with a rich smokiness and bitterness at the middle to end of the sip. Mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy, and Samuel Adams Wee Heavy finishes surprisingly easy going and pleasant. Certainly, this is a sipper and not a gulper. Itís an outstanding beer! RJT

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass The smell was some nice toffee and some dried dark fruits. A little green grape and some raisin flavor. Nice chocolate as well. The taste is some nice chocolate flavor with some nice sweet malty flavor. There was a bit of a bitterness as well but it lead into a toffee flavor that completed the whole sip till it went down. The feel was not too heavy, it did have a bit of a bit but went down well and had little aftertaste. A good beer for an experimental beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5117) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Strong, malty flavor has notes of caramel, molasses and miso. It pours a barely translucent dark brown with a fairly thick light tan head that doesnít stick around too long but leaves some lacing. Strong flavor has an overtone that mixes molasses with caramel but is only slightly sweet. There is a touch of hoppy bitterness and a hint of toffee. Thick, full-bodied texture has a little fizz and leaves a malty, molasses, slightly woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (520) - - JUN 28, 2012
Caramel, Chocolate, Whisky, Peated Scotch, and Roasted Malts make up the rich flavor of this beer. On top of that, itís smooth, creamy and very easy to drink. Pick it up if it is still available, it is a must have for all Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale fans

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JawVer (39) - - OCT 19, 2012
12 oz bottle pours dark brown/black with thin white head. Somewhat heavy but very flavorful with heavy malt and slight whiskey flavor, tasting like a whiskey stout. Not for chugging, but wonderful on occasion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
Smells great and strong, tasty and not at all dry. The aftertaste remains for a long time. Impressed by this beer. I would easily buy this again. A real good beer.

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