Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.7/5 rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Dark Brown with a great creamy foam head if you want one, or as I prefer none so I pour slowly.
Taste: Strong but not over powering, complex and almost perfect for me Regardless if you don't like Scotch Ales, which until now never had any that I really like that much. This is my number one beer, not style. American beer has come a long way and this is a shining example but not the only one in the Imperial series that is not only head and shoulders above any American beer but any foreign made beer also. Also a great example of a beer that is well worth the it's price!
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 06:57:41 | More by SQUIDMANXXX
3.96/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hard to find any date on this one, which is odd for a Samuel Adams product.
Appearance: Dark murky brown with a thin tan head that's left some lacing. Not the prettiest of beers.
Aroma: Raisin, caramel, brown sugar, and liqueur. Robust with dark fruits.
Taste: First sip reveals a malt punch to the palate full of hearty caramelized fruit flavors. The first half continues this trend without getting too sweet and then the hops come out lending moderate bitterness which works well to complement the malt character. The flavor is pretty deep but not overly complex. Finish is smooth with an immediate nail polish remover tinge from the 10% ABV but it's quickly covered up by the signature smoked flavor of peat malt. The flavor goes on for a while in the aftertaste with dark malt contributing hazelnut coffee and toffee to the experience. Decently impressed with this one.
Mouthfeel: Full to almost thick in body with a syrupy nature about it. Good carbonation that keeps things from getting too heavy and an ease of drinkability.
Final Thoughts: I'd heard good things about the Sam Adams Imperial series and it seems I heard right. There's a lot to like about this beer. Well done. Would I drink it again? Yes.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2013 22:16:02 | More by JamesMN
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.