Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4/5 rDev +9%
Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a fine one finger light brown head with good retentiona and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, vanilla and light toasted malt. Flavor of sweet and caramel malt, dark dried fruit, light peat smoke, hint of chocolate. A hint of diacetyl. Hits all the wee heavy flavor notes, perhaps a bit on the sweet side, but complex and flavorful. The alcohol shows through a bit in the flavor, but defininately warming. Medium to heavy bodied with decent creaminess. A nice take on a wee heavy.
09-05-2012 03:39:52 | More by LiquidAmber
3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
09-02-2012 01:32:00 | More by bnes09
4.9/5 rDev +33.5%
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!
08-09-2012 00:15:12 | More by irongator
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
08-04-2012 20:39:49 | More by JerzDevl2000
3.8/5 rDev +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.
08-03-2012 02:41:22 | More by Sammy
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.