RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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, Caracrystal Wheat, Roasted, Victory, and Cherrywood Smoked. Like its predecessor, Russian Imperial Stout, Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale ages and travels well.

Leinenkugels 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1417) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
The Wee Heavy edition to the Big Eddy series is overall successful. The peat could be a bit stronger for my liking. However, there is a nice fruitiness and a touch of warmth going down. Dark brown almost black with reddish tints. Complex, and not too rich in mouthfeel which some in this style can suffer from. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Brown, clear pour. Minimal head. There is smokiness in back, which is very nice. Malt, present. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Sweet, smokey with caramel and woody flavors. Smooth and delicious. Not my favorite style but good for itsa style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10926) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Brown pour, small head. Very malty up front, caramel, brown sugar, fruitcake. Flavor is sweet and malty, back flavors of smoke and slick deliciousness. Really good stuff...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottled. Poured light-medium amber with a short-lived off-white head. The aroma picked up warm dark fruits and molasses, with accents of vanilla and not-very-smoky peat. The flavor found more of the fruit than anything else.. molasses, caramel, and peat joined.. greener, herbal bitterness and a kiss of black pepper around.. finished dry and belly-warming, with an aftershock of peat. Heavier-bodied and malt-forward on the palate.. high-ish carbonation.. quite dry.. overall a warm and enjoyable drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (977) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
I purchased a 4pack of this from Woodmans in Janesville, WI for $10.89 in Early 2012. Pours a medium brown color with a slight head. Scent is mostly of malts, but some hints of oak and nuts are present. The taste is more than you would expect from the smell. There is a smooth, malty tone in the taste that is reasonably bold. There are also some citrus, earthy hints hidden within. A refreshing beer that has great drinkability to go alone with a decent taste. Would like to see a little better price on it, but what can you do?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle: Pour is a nice mohagany amber with a medium off white head. aroma is peaty smoke, cherry wood, light tobacco. flavour is dark fruit, medium maltiness. light toffee and smoke. seems a bit thin on the palate, but is very smooth overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5025) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Pours a deep ruby with nice clarity. A vigorous pour gave me a half finger head of creme brulee that dissipates within a minute. On the nose theres caramel, slight peat, some sort of soft spice if you really snort at it, its a cinnamon or something maybe, big malts. Quite smooth on the tongue for both the style and the alcohol content. Caramel, toffee, roasted malts almost to the point of a slight sourness, rather nice. Some fruity sweet grain after-burn. Could be a bit thicker. Id appreciate a bit more carbonation but thats always my complaint with wee heavies. Consistent with others Ive had, I suppose. Im glad to see Leinenkugels reach outside of their comfort zone. So far Ive been pleasantly surprised with both this and the RIS. Im anxious to test out the brews to come in the Big Eddy series - IIPA and a Baltic Porter from what Ive heard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2012
(bottle) Pours a clear dark red color with an off-white head that poured out medium, but quickly settled to just a thin cap. Aroma of cherry hard candy, actually substantially so, red vines licorice, and accompanying scents of bread dough, light smoke, faint booze, and a bit of rum and golden raisin glazed ham. Flavor is full of caramel, salt, cherry (a more fresh than processed representation here), and a stronger finish of smoke than whats present in the aroma that lingers for awhile. Very little suggestion of the high abv, as the alcohol is expertly masked. The mouthfeel is medium to full, and the carbonation is a touch spritzy. Overall this is a very successful brew from Leinenkugels, and the Big Eddy Series is still batting a thousand on my scorecard.

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