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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!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours dark brown with a dark thin head. Aroma is a bit boozy and coffee. Flavor is sweet and sharp, bitter and sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1124) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille. Smaakt vol, vanille, koffie, crème.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1393) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a dark red slightly unclear beer with a good tan head. Smells malts, coffee and rye. Tastes the same. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2452) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 750 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but has a store price tag dated 11/2/2012. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light smoke, leather, tobacco, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Incredible complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, smoke, leather, tobacco, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, smoke, leather, tobacco, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with an awesome malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and moderately slick/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Scotch ale! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate fruity yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An extremely amazing offering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (931) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared with friends after the 4th. Snifters. Pours a dark brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma is fruity (plums, raisins, over-ripe apricots), bread, doughnut, dark sugars, molasses, and spices. The taste was similar with the fruits and spices pairing well with the alcohol finish. Full body, oily and creamy texture. Light carbonation. Really a full flavored, fresh Wee Heavy. Lots of barrel as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uwbeaker (3) - - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
Smooth bodied Scotch Style Ale with a mild aroma and a very full bodied head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (86) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle at Frenchman’s Cap with James and James. A dark ruby red colour with a foamy tan head. Aroma is dense malty, shortbread, fruitcake, caramel, spicy and alcohol. The flavour is caramel malts, dried fruit, brandy, cocoa, plummy. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle shared at Manny G’s - thanks to Paul. Around 3-4 years old. Pours deep amber with a frothy beige head. Some old, rotting wooding the nose, leathery fruits, jammy berries. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of rich bread, dates, a bit of old toffee, raspberry jam. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, fruitcake, more jam, raspberry, toffee. Great stuff. Touches of age at the edges but nice complexity overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1114) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Cloudy red brown. Nose is light smoke, toffee. Sweet, with some burnt caramel and light smoke. Full bodied, almost chewy. Good scotch ale.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElbowRocker (3) - - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
Pours a deep, hazy, dark brown amber with light just making it through the edges. Nice light beige head and lots of fine lacing. Aroma is mild with toffee notes. Palate is full and smooth, great feel. Taste is delicious; caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, and finally raisins or some fruity flavor I can’t quite pin down. Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (605) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a dark mahogany with dark tan head . Intense dark fruit aromas with some floral hop notes . Taste is a wonderful blend of toffee , burnt sugar with a smooth palette . Finishes with a touch of smoke . Freaking delicious . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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