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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1024) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
0.75 l - Creamy, boozy, malty wonderfulness in a tulip glass. Caramel color with light tan head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1092) - 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 (2128) - 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 (873) - 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 (1723) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6211) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
bottle 2009-2010?? definately aged. smooth amber purple pour. sweet malts, some dark fruits, caramel, molasses. full creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (994) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a rich copper color. The aroma is all molasses, big. The taste is mostly molasses as well, some toffee, a little too sweet for me, but solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1988) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap at their tasting room. Pours a dark amber to brown. Thin tan head. Aroma is plums. Flavor follows. Very sweet. Dark fruits. Found and raisins. Smooth. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (1125) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
Kindly shared by Jaghana. Couleur noire avec reflets ambrées, très légère mousse. Nez fort et intense chocolat noir, reglisse, bon alcool. Super gout intense, cremeux, rond en bouche de prune, fruits noirs, malté, chocolat.... note réglisse, café, boisée barrique. caramel brulé et dense, bon alcool, fruits secs, raisins secs. Super complexe, légère et ronde en bouche, on peu la deguster pendant des heures. Super balancée. Une petite bombe! Thanks a lot Jaghana!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4145) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle 75cl, a dark beer with medium off white head. Nose is on prune, chocolate and peated touch. Aroma is on chocolate, dark coffee, quetsche and prune notes, oak notes, light peated touch, very creamy and smooth, robust body, dark chocolate, extremely complex with excellent texture. alcohol notes, tobacco notes. Finish is on peated notes with dark caramel, peppery hops, dark chocolate, plum, beer as a dream.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (403) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
It pours dark with a plum hue when the light penetrates it. It has a healthy brown head. It has aromas of molasses, dark fruits, a bit of chocolate, and roasted elements. The first thing that hit me were the smoky flavors mixed with chocolate. There are also hints of dried fruits in the plum range with substantial warming on the way down. This one was saved for a special day and it was well worth the wait.

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