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Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)

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BA SCORE
83
good

657 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 24
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Duhast500 on 02-24-2010)
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-07-2014 14:09:11 | More by comfortablynirm
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/25/2012. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown bread, light smoke, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown bread, light smoke, herbal, and toasted/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, chocolate, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Scotch ale style! All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 00:44:01 | More by superspak
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Bob_Rhoades

Maryland

3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really looked forward to this offering and when I finally found it, I purchased a four-pack. I cracked one open that very night and the look and smell were terrific.

The taste however, wasn't what I was expecting in a wee heavy. It had too much of an alcohol burn in the finish and not enough barley taste. I have had a lot of wee heavy's from other brewers and this, unfortunately, doesn't live up to the rest.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 02:04:37 | More by Bob_Rhoades
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Samuel Adams' Imperial Series, scotch ale inspired, Wee Heavy is one intriguing brew. I was lucky to stumble across a 4 pack recently and sampled a couple and put the others away to age them to try again later. The beer poured a very dark/amber brown with a modest creamy head with retention and some lacing as well. I found the taste from the dark roasted malts to be smokey and smooth with a very adequate mouthfeel and enjoyed the peat smoked malts as well. I found the high ABV to be hidden very well within this sweet tasting beer. Overall I found the brew to be very intense and complex; one I would recommend and purchase again. Well done Samuel Adams!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 15:58:28 | More by dpgoblejr
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-21-2014 23:58:04 | More by fishguyac
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Fabiand

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-12-2014 00:12:59 | More by Fabiand
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. a faint bottling code, but no clear date.

appears very dark brown, with garnet colored highlights. nice creamy tan colored head of very fine bubbles. great head retention and lacing. very boozy strong aroma, a little smokey. taste is fairly well balanced. even though malt flavors dominate the taste, it's not too sweet, it finishes dry. not as boozy as the smell. nice smooth mouthfeel, coats the mouth.

overall - decent, but the flavor has room for improvement.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 03:34:17 | More by jmdrpi
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-29-2014 04:56:10 | More by WesMantooth
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-26-2014 07:34:32 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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mlm5641

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-25-2014 06:25:16 | More by mlm5641
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-25-2014 03:34:56 | More by DOCRW
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John1985

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

01-16-2014 18:22:46 | More by John1985
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BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-13-2014 23:35:57 | More by BigFatOgre
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank this one straight out of the bottle. Smells of smoked malts with hints of sweetness and alcohol. The taste matches with a very smokey flavor with subtle sweetness through out. This was my first of the Sam Adams imperial line of beers and I definitely enjoined it.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 01:31:31 | More by Rhf9120
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BFCarr

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

01-05-2014 03:12:50 | More by BFCarr
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

01-03-2014 16:17:48 | More by drbenderdo
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ryan604

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9%

01-03-2014 03:36:47 | More by ryan604
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-29-2013 04:39:35 | More by BillRoth
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9%

12-29-2013 01:32:53 | More by Zone_Fighter
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2013 05:09:44 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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Bobk80

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-27-2013 22:39:29 | More by Bobk80
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-27-2013 18:22:56 | More by Kaveman
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

12-25-2013 01:02:11 | More by nebula1999
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DruC4

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-19-2013 04:01:22 | More by DruC4
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

12-17-2013 07:39:10 | More by bmjivi221
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.