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RATINGS: 1329   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2011 Bottle. Pour is dark brown with some red tinting and a very small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of light caramel, smoke, peat, toffee, slight vanilla bean, and rye spice. Finish is sweet and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (159) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Plummy and candied fruit all the way, this beer is sugary. Pours a dark brown liquid into the glass underneith a beautiful brown sugar-ish head. Ruby red flares are making their way through the beer. Aroma is malty, a lot of sugar, plum, raisins and alcohool as the liquid gets warmer. Tasting is not of a surprise: lot of malts, toffee and a little bit of smoke. Reminds me kind of a quad but with a more intense palate. I first loved it accompaning my chili con carne, but without food, this one was way to sugary. I didn’t crush on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2014
750ml bottle @Overpriced Beer Tasting. Very dark brown color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Malty, caramel, roast, faint nutty, spicy hops, nettles in aroma. Mild roast, caramel, sweet, candy in taste. Caramel in aftertaste. No carbonation. Nice and mellow. More!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Senka (828) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
750cl. First aroma is of kali. After you get coffee and toffee. Sweet and thick. Pleasant texture. Pleasant carbonation. Charcoal, alcohol and caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (831) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
On tap at TJs. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head. Caramel, bread, plum, smoke, alcohol. High sweetness, low bitterness. Full, creamy body. Another fine AleSmith beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (560) - GREECE - DEC 24, 2014
750ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark red brown color with dark beige head. Malty aroma, dark fruits, caramel. Sweet taste malty caramel,, butter, light fruity. Medium to full body, oily with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1244) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2014
Botella de 75 cl en el momento en el lúpulo el 12-12-2014. Embotellada en 15-01-2014. color oscuro con espuma beige y poca retención. Aromas y sabores escoceses total con un cuerpo medio a alto y buena sensación alcohólica y además cierta densidad, cada vez más apreciable según va calentando,, lo mejor esta al final. Bastante buena y con un final amargo intenso, seco y duradero.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2621) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2014
A portion of the large bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Pours with a dark, hazy, red-brown body. Excellent sweet aroma and flavor. Faint dark fruits and compatible alcohol esters. Smoot body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkopen (903) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
750 ml bottle. Deep dark reddish brown coplour, thick tan head. Aroma of wesst dark fruits, with notes of cocoa, wood and toasted malt. The flavour is caramel-sweet, with dark fruits, toasted malt, woody and smoky notes and a warm finish of dried fruits. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
November 7, 2014. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a dense , asting, off-white head. Aroma is licorice, caramel, notes of dried fruits, chocolate and smoke. Taste is medium sweet malty and dried fruits, light to medium bitter with a some peat notes in the finish. Medium bodied, quite fizzy carbonation.

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