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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2144) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Nice aroma, but the taste wasn’t very interesting. Standard scotch ale, has no special twist or extra depth. Just a regular example of the style. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ Theis. Pours clear red/brown chestnut with a lasting and lacing small frothy beige head. Aroma is fruity, estery, caramel, quite hoppy considering the age, mild papery oxidized, vanilla, toasted malt. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet, malty and warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (675) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (918) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2014
750 ml bottle, side-by-side with BA Wee Heavy and Backwoods Bastard awhile ago. From notes. Pours burnt ruby with khaki head and nice retention. Aroma brings some roasted/toasty malts, along with dark fruit and vanilla. Some caramel initially that grows in intensity as it warms. There’s quite a bit of alcohol in both the nose and the mouth -- some alcohol burn. After sipping on the BA version the toasted notes come through more strongly in comparison. Palate: Medium body, damned smooth, slick and syrupy texture, average carbonation. Overall: Early on (0-4 oz) this ran neck and neck with the other two. BA Wee Heavy eventually pulled away, but this was a clear second, and at 1/3 the price a bargain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (640) - NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Flaske delt med esp0r. Mørk karamellfarge, lite karbonert, liten skumrand.smaker karamell, eik, vanilje,tørket frukt. En øl som varmer godt med sine 10 %. Veldig god

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ester_ (98) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Dark ruby color, little lace of foam. Aromas of raisins, plums and caramel. Flavors of raisins, plums, butterscotch, dates and figs. Couleur rubis foncée, belle dentelle de mousse. Nez de raisins, prunes, caramel et boisé. Saveurs raisins, prunes, caramel écossais, dattes et figues.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4257) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from Beers Of Europe. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is big fruit, roasted malt, alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich red berry fruit, yeast, caramel malt, boozy alcohol light spice palate and a long bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with with fizzy carbonation and a lovely smooth bubbly mouthfeel. Considering the ABV the alcohol is well controlled. There is no alcohol burn, just a nice heart warming finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomer (1678) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2014
At a tasting, many many thanks yk23 and eyes_wide_shut, bubbly light brown head, dark brown colour, aroma of fresh chopped wood, caramel, sugar cane, dark bread and some spiciness, vinous flavour with dark sourdough bread, dried fruits and cocoa, amazingly smooth and silky and alltough very rich, really easy to drink..Wonderfull.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NatKadaw (95) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
What a beer. Not overwhelmingly malty, a little chocolatey, a touch smokey, wonderful full mouthfeel, not only a great scotch ale but one of the best beers I’ve had, period.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (549) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep ruddy brown hue with a gigantic, chunky head. S- Sweet, grape, vinous notes, hints of brown sugar T- Dark fruit, slight coffee notes, hints of grape. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- Extremely drinkable. I liked this one more than the BA version even though it was more tame.

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