Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.1/5 rDev -42.8%
Picked up a 12oz bottle at Total Wine for $2.99.
I poured it into a tulip glass. It was a dark mahogany brown with a thick light brown bubbly head.
The smell was not strong - it had smoke and malts typical to the style.
I was very surprised upon my first sip. It had a dominant medicinal taste with smokey notes below. It was medium bodied and not as thick as I would have expected. There was an alcohol warmth on the back half of the finish and had a very boozy quality.
I don't know if I had a bad bottle, but it really had an unpleasant medicinal taste. I hoped it would improve as it warmed a bit but just the opposite. I ended up pouring almost half down the drain.
I am really surprised at this. Probably my favorite Sam Adams offering is the Scotch Ale so I don't know how this sibling could have been so off.
05-18-2011 23:58:32 | More by BelgiumBill
2.15/5 rDev -41.4%
Poured into a pint glass with very little head. Very dark brown with a constant light stream of bubbles. It seems more mellow than stout at first. Smell is very unique-coffee, vanilla and chocolate mixed. Smooth on your tongue, sweet with a coffee-like aftertaste that become syrupy. After a couple gulps, the sweetness and the increased alcohol content are not pleasing.
01-19-2012 23:41:06 | More by TuffNut87
United Kingdom (Wales)
2.33/5 rDev -36.5%
Pours a layer of beige head. Color is a dark caramel copper brown.
Aroma: peat, caramel, chocolate, and lots of malt. Some smoky flavors.
Taste: Huge peat and smoked flavors. Very roasted. Chocolate, caramel, and some vanilla. Lots of malts.
Mouthfeel: Smoky and roasted. Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends kind of clean, but really malty.
Overall, the smoke and peat overpowered this one. Not so drinkable. I wasn’t a big fan and dumped this one.
05-21-2011 16:54:04 | More by mothman
2.48/5 rDev -32.4%
A- Nice dark beer, with tinge of red against light. A small, cafe-colored head. Just meh ...
S- Nice, smoky, roasted malt. A bit of alcohol astringency.
T- Sweet, then a really strong licorice and smoky flavor ... really strong. I don't like either flavor really so ...
M- Pretty thick with evident carb. Some bitter feel.
O- When I review I judge in the order they appear here and then add in any notes I notice as I finish he beer ... After my first taste I was reluctant to try it again for mouthfeel. That flavor was just way too much much of two things I don't enjoy in a beer. Was a drain pour for me ...
09-28-2012 01:15:14 | More by imasloth
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.