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RATINGS: 1295   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, spicy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090327]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From cask at the brewery. Pours clear and deep golden amber with a light tan head. Dense burbon malty and alcohol aroma, subdued fruity note. Dense caramel flavour and fruity. Light metallic note and slight yeasty touch. Lingering fruity and hoppy flavour with a nicely balanced yet dense caramely flavour. Sweet and fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2004
A brown beer with a small disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and oranges. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate and coffe, while the alcohol burns slightly in the throat while You sip this nice beer. Quite strong for a Scotch Ale - more like a Barley Wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Beautiful, dark mahogany with a small, off-white head. Extremely malty aroma with loads of dried fruits. Very full body again with tons of roasted malt and dried fruits - raisins and prunes in particular. Markedly sweet. A lovely, rich and wholesome brew. 160106

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, wood and dried fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits. Good !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2009
Bottled (thanks stoutlover72). Dark ambery brown colour with mediumsized beigeish brown head. Quite big maltyness along with some toffee and alcohol. Quite strong on the chocolate and nuttynesss as well. Flavour is quite much the same in a very fullbodied way. The alcohol is a bit too strong even though this has been kept since I got it in 2006.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2002
Chestnut brown. Huge amount of malt. Chewy and vivuous. Oak and toffee flavour, slightly salty finish. Very complex. Definitely world class!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Very malty and slightly fruity hoppy aroma with hints of caramel and dark fruit. Sweetish warming malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Long warming malty caramel finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
4th September 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Starts with an even mix of salty malt and smooth chocolate. Finishes with a chocolate and hop mix and some alcohol warmth. Complex and tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Very dark brown color; creamy head. Nice aroma, harmonious, with caramel, roasted barley coffee. Powerful body, sweet, with good mix of caramel, chocolate and roasted malt, dried fruits too; good bitterness. Very good mix and solid brew, excellent.


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