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

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BA SCORE
83
good

661 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 27
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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analienacorn

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

12-03-2011 05:12:24 | More by analienacorn
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9%

12-02-2011 18:16:31 | More by Rochefort10nh
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

12-02-2011 17:51:28 | More by kjkinsey
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falcon1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

12-02-2011 02:26:22 | More by falcon1
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +21.3%

Pours into a rich chestnut with a bit less head than I was expecting. Slight lacing and decent retention.

The aroma is pretty nice. Immediately after opening it I had a decent idea what I was in for. There was an initial peat blast and alcohol sharpness which while not offensive, nudged at the fact that this was a scotch ale.

The taste is very much like a scotch ale but flipped. While many have underlying complexities and simpler surfaces, for lack of a better word, this had most of it's complexity at the surface and a simpler foundation.

It brings perhaps the most peat I've had in a beer yet and tends to deliver what you'd expect, but more of it.

The mouthfeel is Medium full and a bit less than medium weight. The finish is mildly dry and slightly sticky. Tremendously creamy and easy to roll around.

Overall, at first this seemed like a less balanced version of the style, which I somewhat think is true still, but after seeing that, I found that I really enjoyed the intensity of all the scotch goodness. As much as this style seems heavier to start, this seems like an imperial version of the Scotch Ale.

11-29-2011 23:09:27 | More by BBP
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9%

11-29-2011 19:25:29 | More by THECPJ
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

11-29-2011 05:24:20 | More by barnzy78
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GHeinze89

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9%

11-28-2011 00:18:59 | More by GHeinze89
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teyuders

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

11-27-2011 03:07:10 | More by teyuders
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PBwjfk

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

11-26-2011 22:10:07 | More by PBwjfk
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andrewj17

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-26-2011 17:18:52 | More by andrewj17
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radioscooter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

11-26-2011 17:06:49 | More by radioscooter
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9%

11-26-2011 14:29:51 | More by Another6Pack
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2011 04:38:19 | More by rab53
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2011 02:43:34 | More by Exiled
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zeff80

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%

A - Poured out a dark, burgundy color with golden highlights. It had a two-finger, tan head of foam that left sudsy trails of lace.

S - It smelled of sweet maltiness, slightly fruity with some smoke. There was a touch of booziness, too.

T - It tasted of dark fruits and rich bready malt. Some mild smokiness and peat with a boozy sweet taste.

M - It was crisp and fairly smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice wee heavy. Another solid entry in Sam Adams Imperial Series.

11-23-2011 17:39:38 | More by zeff80
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

11-22-2011 00:06:16 | More by PittBeerGirl
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2Shaws

Virginia

1/5  rDev -72.8%

11-21-2011 16:45:01 | More by 2Shaws
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brewyou2

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +9%

11-21-2011 01:40:48 | More by brewyou2
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kingstonma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

11-20-2011 21:42:22 | More by kingstonma
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greenengineer

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%

12 oz bottle in my Opa-Opa Pint Glass
A-deep brown, cola colored. Head is very dense. Small bubbles
S- Malt and alcohol
T- maltiness comes through first, some hop bitterness eventually. nutty, sweet flavor - pecan pie. hints of a burnt taste. Porterish
M- sticky, not a lot of fizz
O- I want to like this, but it is a bit disappointing. Don't think I need to buy this again.

11-19-2011 20:11:06 | More by greenengineer
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

11-19-2011 18:47:33 | More by Wally1912
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-18-2011 21:09:38 | More by waiting4lunch
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SaintJonah

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

11-18-2011 14:19:42 | More by SaintJonah
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

11-18-2011 03:56:53 | More by kawilliams81
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.