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J.P. Gray's Wee Heavy Scotch Ale Scotland's bone-chilling winters command a strong, richly-flavored brew. J.P. Gray's Wee Heavy is such an ale. Named for Brewmaster Skip Virgilio's maternal grandfather, J.P. Gray's is a blend of the prized Maris Otter barley and dark roasted barley which imparts a slightly smoky flavor and a deep chestnut appearance. In the style of a classic Scottish wee heavy, this fine ale is remarkably smooth and malty with background flavors of chocolate and molasses. Warmth is provided by a substantial 9% alcohol by volume. The high alcohol and fresh ingredients allow this ale to age well over time. Appearance: Deep mahogany color, sparkling clarity, and excellent head formation and retention when properly served. Flavor: Deep caramelly malty flavor with just a hint of smoke in the finish. Aroma: The aroma is sweet and voluptuous, reflecting the flavor with malt, hop and yeast characteristics. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Lush, full, rounded, almost chewy. This is a BIG beer!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (651) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
(750ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 6 2015) Pours very deep clear reddish brown with a small lingering bubbly off white head. Aroma nice and malty and toasted as well, sweet caramel molasses with a bit of raisin, lightly chocolatey, prune maybe, a little nutty note and wisp of smoke. Flavour of molasses and brown sugar, unsweetened cacao, toast, a mix of dried dark fruit, all kind of clinging to the roof of the mouth. Sweet at the beginning but becoming dry, mineral with a light toast bitterness. Aftertaste has some grain and lingering malt and dark fruit. Very light alcohol heat. The palate is almost watery and refreshing but with good flavour concentration. Light carb. Drinks so easily but elegantly. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3695) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
(bottle - 750 ml - 2010 vintage) Copper pour with a thin tan head. Heavy malt and caramel aroma with some chocolate underneath it. Slightly tangy at the start but then you get punched with a ton of malts. Some raisins and fruit flavors come through at the end. Really easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1321) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle@Boltons. Haze dark brown. Small head. Caramalty notes. Sweet raisins. Rum. Good body. Smooth. No hop feelings at all. Served cooled. Warming up. More complexity. Some staleness and oak mouthfeel. Fine brew v

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nik925 (768) - USA - FEB 1, 2015
I let this one age. > 4 years old. A very impressive beer. An amazing mellowness. The alcohol flavor expected is fully warmed down into a delicious cherry-ness. Very obviously aged as much as is an awesome beer underneath. I bet this is great fresh, but really happy I tucked this bottle away.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (691) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Not my favorite style, but this isn’t a bad beer. Pours a dark copper with massive, quickly-dissipating head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, dark fruit. Flavor is sweet, but not sickly-so. Chocolate, coffee, licorice, toffee, and raisin/prune. Creamy mouthfeel. Some booziness, but not too pronounced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zodiac (53) - - JAN 20, 2015
one of the best beers i had. i love scotch ales and this one really delivers with aroma, taste and richness. speechless.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2379) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
Tap at Brewdog Glasgow takeover. Chocolate. Bit of caramel. Feels bit too boozy. Nice though. Should probably try again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2015
0,75L bottle at the overpriced beer tasting, thanks for sharing guys! Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stay for some moments. Aroma is malt, dark chocolate, fruits. Flavor is very sweet, malty, caramel, raisins, some alcohol. Overall: great brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2416) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Keg at Brewdog. Waited for this one to warm up. Very dark brown, pretty much black, creamy head with full lacing. Aroma is perfumey, sweet malt, musty leaves. Body is medium, smooth, rounded mouthfeel, low carbonation. Taste is ’old ale’, malt-forward, sweet and yeasty, almost oxidised, tangy alcohol. Very slow drinker. Too sweet. Not my sort of thing really.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1374) - ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2015
Overpriced Beer Tasting 2014. Dark reddish brown beer, frothy beige head. Nose is raisins, dried fruit, chocolate, malt, dense caramel. Flavor is licorice hints, fruit, bread, malt, sweetness, caramel, mild yeast. Finish is hops and caramel. Love the balance of sweet and not-so-sweet.


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