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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (215) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
750ml bottle. Clear mahogany with a off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, molasses, roasted malts and smoke. Taste is malty sweetness, toffee, cherry, raisins, nuts and peat. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, chewy and creamy texture. Well hidden alcohol, surprising drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (1545) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
@ Jungle Jims / Eastgate OH - Clear dark ruby mahogany with a thin head cover and lace that slowly drops back into the drink. Taste is sparkling toasted malt. It grows through the palate adding fruit cake and earth. The finish is mildly bittered, a bit watery, but last a surprisingly long time, growing sweeter as it lingers. A big brew that needs to be enjoyed slowly. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zenkis (497) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 25, 2013
bottle @ALEhouse, Riga
Pours brown with coppery-reddish tones, no top, just a thin foam layer, thick and deep bubbly it looks. Aroma - sweet, deep caramel-malty, dark caramel with toasted, darker malts presence, pleasant. Taste - sweet with good pleasant bitter from hopping and dark malt, but not roasted, more mild. Thick mouthfeel, light astringent and pungent on tongue, light dry finish with long, roast-bitter mild aftertaste. Flavor seems a bit unbalanced for such style, too pungent, too malt sharp but with a pleasant hopping level. Carbonation level also seems a bit too high to fully enjoy scotch ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (250) - FRANCE - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a deep Brown color with amber reflects and a big tan head. Aromas are coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and raisins. Sweetness, bitterness and booze in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBat (59) - - DEC 19, 2013
Bomber poured into snifter. Creamy head with a dark chestnut body. Smells of toffee, caramel, slight dark fruit, and roasty malts. Tastes of caramel, molasses and roasted nuts. Begins sweet upfront with a hint of honey, settles smoothly with a malty roast, then finishes with a smokey tone. Very solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues, tan head. Smells sweet, banana, slight clove, raisins and a touch of wood. Has a really nice smooth, easy drinking flavor. Good amount of fruit- banana- lots of raisin, nice wood backtone, sweet spices. It’s really nice and very easy to drink. An amazing beer for the style!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (386) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Dark rich brown and azure colour. Aroma has lots going on - oaken malt smell, subtle peat. Taste is very well balanced with an extremely hidden abv; flavours pitched between savoury and sweet, smoke and malt. Dry finish. Malts come out to play as it warms. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (3807) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from brewdog e-shop. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of plums red berries, chocolate, alcohol. Fruity taste with chocolate, candies, red berries, plums, sweet molasses, nuts, licorice. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karol (508) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle by Cuso, many thanks! Not so my beer style. Alcohol present and a bit aggressive, not warming. Very malty, a good beer liquor! But like I said, not so my style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dohny (148) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
Poured from bottle. Dark brown color. Sour cherry, chocolate, burned sugar in flavor. Full body, lively carbonated. Cloying sweet in beginning, some bitterness in aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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