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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Indecipherable (14) - - MAY 15, 2013
Delicious sweet aroma of molasses/chocolate. Very dark brown pour, very easy to drink. Fantastic beer.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
angelkostvo (777) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2015
Dark brown colour, no head. Aroma of catamel, liquirice, anise, moscavado sugar. Taste is medium sweet. Medium body, oily texture, no carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (152) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Dark in color with a one finger tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, bread, some hops and a hint of alcohol. Taste is roasted malt and sweet with the alcohol present. Not my type of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Darkest copper-brown. Small foam. Big, sweet, coppery, malty. Pretty damn nice for style. Very smooth and defined body, alc rise at finish. Metallic in a nice balance. Cherries, rosy malt. Lots of flavor. A very nice warming beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (455) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
Looks..very dark ruby, med head. Smells..sweet malts, boozy.. berry, some honey, sugar. Tastes..boozy caramel, cherry/choc, smokey malty .. It is sensational.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedrens (103) - SPAIN - MAR 6, 2015
Botella de 75 entre 3. Color cahoba oscuro. Espuma beige de poca formación y muy poco persistente. Aromas a chocolate, alcohol, madera humo, moscatel, ciruela soasas caramelo, alcohol, salsa de soja, especias. En boca textura aceitosa, y carbonatacion fina, bastante viva para el estilo. Los sabores acordes a los aromas con notas mas alcoholicas. El final alcohólico, maltoso, salsa de soja, cola, especiada y madera. Largo y sutil. El alcohol se nota. Esperaba algo mas.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
75 cl bottled. Pours dark ruby rust with a pleasant beige head. Aroma: Hay, pleasant chocolate biscuits, hops, licorice. Some background alcohol, liquor. Malty, toffee, even bread notes. Taste: Sweet, malty flavours. Herbal hops. Raisins, canned plums? Lots of flavours. Nice. Some bitterness with sweetness, yet quite sweet overall with slight tones of alcohol. Herbal feel. Palate: Full body, some carbonation. Hints of berry sweetness in the end. Pleasant malty aftertaste with some traces of herbs such as licorice. Even strawberries. Overall: Not a particularly big fan of this style, but this most certainly offers a lot of taste and flavour, lacks a bit balance. Glad I tried it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3735) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours opaque coffee brown with light tan head. Roast malt aroma has molasses overtone. Flavor has molasses, licorice and roast malt notes, a bit on the sweet side. Firm texture has OK fizz and leaves a chocolaty finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (406) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
Draft at 2014 Yokohama Beer Fest. Nice deep mahogany color with a thin off-white head. Lots of prune, currant, fig, brown sugar, vanilla chocolate and malt on the nose. Taste is more of the same, with a little of the alcohol peeking out as it comes to room temperature. Really, really smooth...like a great brandy. Full bodied with a thick texture. Nice smooth long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherd’s Bush, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin off white/beige head on top. Rich, boozy, roasty, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, rich, boozy, dark fruit, caramel, slight sweetness. A damn fine Scotch ale from Alesmith.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Big Bottle picked up in Wisconsin. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, molasses and had a hint of smoke. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, toffee, toasted malts, molasses and had some notes of chocolate. Full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation.


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