DrnkMcDermott (2714) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nearby Jewel store was remodeling the liquor department, and apparently you canít take stock back to the back once itís been on the shelves, so they were clearing 4-pack of the Sam Imperials (+90 Min IPA, Goose Vintage, etc.) for $3. So I can finally forget about cellaring a bit. Use a probably inappropriate Sam Lager glass, but the continuous bubbling keeps up a nice tan head over a muddy brown body. smell is caramel malt with notes of Christmas figs. Taste: Ah, thereís that "wee heaviness" Iíve been expecting. The peat smoked malt is right up front, almost to slap down any pale thing Bamburg can muster. No bacon, but the taste gets too close to a plastic Band-Aid at times. Perhaps I should have expected that. Keeping fizzy to the end helps mitigate the intense phenols.
ads135 (2320) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better examples of the wee heavy that Iíve had. A little acidic, but overall, a nicely balanced ale.
GarrettB (841) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 3rd, 2012 - The Wee Heavy from Boston Beer Company rolls out the Scottish experience with tenacious legs and a huge, filmy head. The nose is greeted by an unctuousness, creamy aroma, replete with peat and brown sugar, and even a smoothness like the smell of fresh rubber. The flavor adds to this globs of heavy caramel and malts, and accents the flavor with a heavy dose of booze. This is, indeed, a Wee Heavy, and while itís not an exceptional example of the style, itís solid drinking.
radagast83 (3730) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, slightly cola color with a medium sized, light tan head. Aroma was notes of toffee, malts, caramel. Notes of sweetness permeate the air surrounding the glass. Flavor has notes of dried fruits, toffee, caramel malts. Sweet, touch boozy, but warming and not overtly harsh.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FROM NOTES: June 30, í12
A: Big caramel malt sweetness with some smoke and dark fruits.
A: Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a finger-width tan head. Head has good retention with no lacing.
T: Follows the nose, very sweet up front, mostly caramel malt with some smoke and dark fruit in the middle. Starts to dry out on the finish, with a nice earthy spiciness.
P: Mouthfeel is thick and unpleasantly syrupy.
O: I like a good Wee Heavy and this one is just a little to syrupy for me. The style should have a thick malt feel, but not like cough syrup
Westchesterco (659) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle it is a muddy brown with a slight tan head that fades quickly. The aroma is of chocolate and sole like aroma found in barbecue cue. The taste is definitely chocolate with overtones of smokey licorice flavors that linger on the palate
Iphonephan (2199) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a fine tan head. Rich caramel aroma. Flavors of dark cherries, toffee and a bit of smoke. Bitter, roasted finish.
Handypaul (92) - - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a inch head that lasts and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malyt, roasty/smokey, dark fruits. Taste is smooth, roasted malt, peat and creamy but a bit too much alcohol. Full body and carbonation. Too boozy for me.
SpongeRuiner (408) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not my favorite style or brewery. Thanks goes to HisBoyElroy for splitting.
brenn79 (1326) - Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage- Pours almost totally black with a two finger tan head that has good retention. Aroma is peated malt, roasty, dark fruits, mildly smoky. The taste is creamy and smooth, peat, roasted malts, raisins, ash, alcohol imparts a nice warming feeling after the swallow. The body is full and carbonation is soft. Good beer, even better than I thought it would be.
Jimsal27 (108) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Pours a deep dark brown with a small creamy tan head. Fades quickly. Aromas of chocolate and smoke. Taste of chocolate and malt with a little alcohol burn. Sight bitter finish. Full body creamy texture. Good beer. Probably my favorite Sam adams beer yet.