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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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657 Ratings

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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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Photo of bnes09


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark, charcoal brown and mostly opaque. Descent head on the pour but poor retention and no lacing.

Complex aroma of smoked meats and toasted wheat bread. Also some dark fruits and pine in the mix. Probably the best aspect of the beer.

Toasted bread in the flavor complements the smoky character. Sweet dark fruits. Piney hops. Descent balance til the end when the smoky flavors dominate.

Thick feel but not syrupy. Good carbonation. Smooth finish.

Not bad. Could use a little more balance. Descent scotch ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 01:32:00 | More by bnes09
Photo of PoppyRobison


3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-01-2012 12:49:05 | More by PoppyRobison
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4/5  rDev +9%

08-31-2012 03:36:07 | More by nrombes
Photo of tylerrh09

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-28-2012 03:20:02 | More by tylerrh09
Photo of thegrifter


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-27-2012 23:27:03 | More by thegrifter
Photo of t0rin0


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-26-2012 19:59:09 | More by t0rin0
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-24-2012 02:03:37 | More by JacobA58
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

08-23-2012 07:33:22 | More by broller
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4/5  rDev +9%

08-21-2012 23:22:58 | More by jkermitj
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

08-21-2012 08:22:18 | More by ryko
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4/5  rDev +9%

08-13-2012 15:15:53 | More by cuy50
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1.75/5  rDev -52.3%

08-10-2012 21:40:46 | More by cjac
Photo of irongator


4.9/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

THis is my favorite scotch ale and it is a heavy hitter! Brown-red color. No Head to speak of. Let it get warm, and the alcohol really comes out. Very sweet and malty with warm alcohol on your tongue. Nice dessert beer. Have 2 and you will be really buzzing. A bit pricey at 10 bucks a 4 pack, but well worth it when you get out of college and start making the big bucks!

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2012 00:15:12 | More by irongator
Photo of TimoP


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-05-2012 02:14:59 | More by TimoP
Photo of JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I hadn't had a Sam Adams beers in a while and given that I could buy a single bottle of this up at Totowa. It looked strong and the bottle and packaging were not what I was accustomed to and once I had this, I knew that this was indeed different. It wasn't a bad beer but the alcohol overshadowed a lot and like most of their other offerings, this was quite accessible without standing out for any one particular reason.

This had a dark pour to it with a decent amount of head that was short lasting. Not a lot of aroma here besides booze and peat moss and that was repeated in the taste. Some creaminess to this and a cloying aspect but there wasn't a lot of body or bourbon-like stickiness to it. The strong alcoholic content of this made it tough to drink fast but it still went down relatively easily.

I wish this was just a bit weaker and more full-bodied. If it was sweeter and more sticky to the mouthfeel, this could have been really good. For now, I'll take it for what it's worth, and that's a decent interpretation of this style that won't offend or blow away anyone.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 20:39:49 | More by JerzDevl2000
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very decent representation. Dark chocolate body, with a little attractive lace and head. Toffee, nutty, mildly smokey aroma. Above average mouthfeel, good drinkability for the style and a 10%. Barleywine complexity, brown sugar, and aging of a few seasons helped.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 02:41:22 | More by Sammy
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-02-2012 18:39:03 | More by 3Hops
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-31-2012 01:52:03 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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New York

4/5  rDev +9%

07-31-2012 01:31:35 | More by pma7779
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4/5  rDev +9%

07-30-2012 15:12:20 | More by kobeer
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4/5  rDev +9%

07-29-2012 02:41:50 | More by bgramels
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-20-2012 23:17:56 | More by DBoone
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4/5  rDev +9%

07-17-2012 17:39:52 | More by MilkManX
Photo of TheCondor


3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I grabbed this just today at the local liquor store while picking up a sweet Chimay snifter. I then brought this beer home, washed the snifter, then poured this brew into said snifter. Side poured vigourously into the snifter from the bottle.

Appearance - Pours a deep, rich mahogany color, not transparent at all, with a weak one finger head that dissipates rather quickly but leaves good lacing on the sides of my new snifter. The packaging and labeling is cool, to say the least, even though this is darker than any other of the style I've ever had.

Smell - Booze. That is the primary scent I get from this brew, which isn't a totally bad thing. It's one of the things I love most about the wee heavy style, the inherent "scotchiness." Caramels, roasted malts, vanilla also make a slight olfactory play as well. As the beer warms the booze really cranks it up.

Taste - Heavy on the sweet roasted malts and scotchy booze here as well. The malts assail the palate up front, and are then finished by a caramel booze kick towards the middle and end.

Mouthfeel - Probably one of the best things about this beer. Big, rich, and creamy are the three words that describe this mouthfeel. Like a milkshake, with a lot of booze. There is a spicy alcohol kick in the finish as well, I love it.

Overall - this is certainly worth a try! I see that the brothersndidnt necessarily like it, but I thought it was a solid beer. Is it the best wee heavy you will ever drink? No. Is it worth buying and trying? Absolutely. I would absolutely drink this again, although I likely wouldn't buy it just because for the money I can get Founders just as easy, which is outstanding. Anyway, a good beer for sure, give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 03:37:01 | More by TheCondor
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4/5  rDev +9%

07-14-2012 03:30:31 | More by ssjkyle
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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