JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Pours an extremely dark amber color with almost no head. Aroma is a meld of maltiness, spice, molasses and a hint of peat/smoke. The mouthfeel is a nice viscous texture. I initially thought this beer to be a bit hoppier than most Scotch Ales, but this mellowed out as the beer warmed. Other flavors were more apparent after some warming. The alcohol is somewhat apparent, but that adds to the character of a Scotch ale. dwyerpg (6494) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Beer no. 35 at Bill and Steiny’s. A very malty aroma (expected). The taste has a little hops and isn’t too malty, thankfully. A good Scotch with tons of mouthfeel. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2006
750 split with Dan. Dark lightly hazy amber. Medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel malts, light chocolate, hops, and alcohol. Taste is initially of caramel hops with a touch of chocolate, light roast, dark fruit/plums, with some light roast and decent amount of bitterness in the finish. muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle, split with NachlamSie and Tronraner. Pours dark ruby/brown, thin off-white head. The aroma is so thick, crunchy is the adjective I first thought of, even if it doesn’t make sense. Anyway, lots of oak, and sweet, rich chocolate/caramel-like malts. Flavor is again, loads of oak, caramel, and a very warm finish. Nice spicy hop notes pop up throughout. On a side note, my bottle did not say anything about being J.P. Gray’s Wee Heavy, did they change the bottle recently? luckygirl (1222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2006
750. Recently purchased from Liquid Solutions.<P>
Beer is very dark brown, nearly opaque, with a small, white, frothy, very small, mostly and rapidly diminshing head.<P>
The aroma’s inital impression is big, cloying and musty. It’s malty with moderate-to-heavy notes of roasted grain, moderate caramel, toasted crusts of bread. Over-powering, heavy vitamin B-spikey blackstrap molasses; Hoppy with a heavy note of resin/pine; Yeasty with a moderate note of basement, traces of dishrag and dough; Light miscellaneous notes of cardboard and alcohol, moderate brown sugar.<P>
The flavor is heavily sweet, moderately bitter with a long, heavily bittersweet and grippy, moderately warm finish. Big, unpleasant molasses in the afterward.<P>
The body is full, the texture is syrupy and the carbonation is soft-to-flat.
Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 On Tap @ Brewery. Dark brown color with creamy tan head. Aroma of rich caramel and molasses malts. Wow, full flavor maltiness from caramel, molasses, some chocolate malts and vanilla. In spite of this and the high gravity a surprising amount of piney hops remain from midway to the finish. The best Scotch Ale I’ve tried to date by a wide margin. I thought I’d had a couple of really good ones too. I really like Pike’s Kilt Lifter on tap and the Wee Heavy blow it away. It’s not even close. Excellent brew! NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle split with Muenster, Tronraner. Pours red/brown with a mild head. The lacing is spotty. The aroma is comprised of very hearty, oaken notes. It’s mildly chocolatey, smoky, and has pronounced vanilla scents. The flavor profile is well done filled with charred oak, tame vanilla, hints of pork chop drippings. The mouthfeel is just average, but the alcohol is decently hidden or perhaps simply blends so well with the rest. This started off on a very, very strong note, but became just a bit less exciting as I adjusted to the "just kind of big" flavor. None-the-less, this is certainly an excellent beer. brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2006
malty smokey, licorice, aaroma, small head , taste is molasses, raisin, rich maltiness, and sweet, just a touch of hop bitterness, no hop flavor, a little alcohol,really all that wonderful about brewing malted barley Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma of roast, fruit, smoke, alcohol, and fruit. The flavor is smoke, fruit, molasses, smooth. Great beer. TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Wow. Tasty. Malt and yeast in aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, slightly nutty, molasses. Finish is bitter and warm. Nice thick sticky body on this one. Great!