Samuel Adams – Wee Heavy


From the website:

Samuel Adams Wee Heavy was inspired by both traditional Scotch ales and Scotch whiskies, for a combination of deep roasted flavor and earthy smoke character. Traditional Scottish ales vary in intensity with the strong ales known as Scotch Ale or “Wee Heavy”. To create our own version of the style we added peat smoked malt to bring the unique flavor of Scotland to this complex and satisfying brew.


If we tried to eat anything while we drank this, we would throw up.


Vince: Looks like diesel fuel, it’s so thick. Like pee with blood in it.


Vince: It’s like the liquor of beers. It smells like scotch.

Alec: It smells like I wanna throw up.

Josh: I’m smelling it, and I don’t want to taste it.

Vince: It’s like I just inhaled a forest fire. Ever smell a gas leak?


Alec: Not as bad as I remember.

Vince: Still pretty bad. I feel like it would be better hot, than it is cold.

Josh: It’s like soy sauce.

Vince: It’s that bitter, it’s as bitter as soy sauce. And it doesn’t go away.

Josh: It’s soy sauce with dirt.


Alec: I couldn’t imagine drinking this while eating anything.

Vince: Who in their right mind could possibly enjoy this?

Alec: Every time I take a sip of this it makes the back of my throat clench up, like it’s trying to reject any more from entering.

Final Thoughts

Alec: Is this beer?

Alec: It’s like drinking T-Gel shampoo.

Vince: No it’s more like Draino. Tequila makes me want to vomit, this makes me want to vomit a little bit more than that.

Josh: I just chugged it, I think it’s honestly better if you chug it.

Alec: If Scottish people drink this crap it must’ve been done on a dare.

Josh: This is what you give to your kids to punish them for drinking alcohol when they’re fourteen.

Vince: Liquor and beer had a baby, and it’s Satan.

Alec: I wanna throw up right now.

Josh: That beer was so bad that there was one bottle of it left for two weeks.

Alec: In an Irishman’s house.

Vince: That makes me feel like “21st birthday just took five shots” beer.


We think, and really hope, that we got a bad batch of Wee Heavy. As you can see in our picture the beer is very flat immediately after it was poured. In other pictures online the beer always has a nice head. We have talked about trying this beer again but no one wants to pay for it since it may end up the same.

Update:  Sam Adams has issued us a refund.  We are going to try another brand of Wee Heavy first then maybe revisit this one.

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