Gravedigger Billy - Revolution Brewing Company

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 28
Gots: 37 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A cousin of our Willie Wee Heavy, this strong ale was aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 11 months.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-08-2012)
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Photo of tdmccarthy
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lovethemhopps
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an extremely boozy strong ale. It was delicious. It really sets the tone for the evening.

Photo of GallowsThief
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of a bottle into my tulip, trade from my man Kevinpitts. Thanks my friend.
A - Caramel brown on the pour with a half finger of off white head that receded pretty quickly.
S – Vanilla, bourbon, caramel. Nice.
T – This could pass for bourbon all on its own. Oak, caramel, vanilla and dark fruit all mixed in. Nice balance of flavors. Definitely boozy. Sweet finish with a bit of toffee and molasses. Mellow all the way.
M – Medium body, medium carbonation, slight dry and sweet finish.
O – Bourbon bomb that is well balanced and extremely tasty. The folks at Revolution are quickly turning into my favorite brewery.

Photo of _morandi_
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very smooth, tasty beer but the smell and finish were almost sickly sweet.

Photo of KAF
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jd2391
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.56/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Filabee
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of M_J_Z
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Thank you for sharing this last night, Josh!

I was impressed by this one. It tasted great, was very smooth and appropriately boozy. SA/WH aren't my favorite style but I really liked this one.

In my opinion, a solid 4.25+. Definitely would enjoy trying this again in the future.

Photo of Flight317
3/5  rDev -29.2%

I've not had a ton in this style that are barrel aged but the ones I've had were all much better than this. The smell is nothing but bourbon. The mouthfeel is just flat, zero carbonation and not a huge amount of flavor. There was no head on this one. Glad this was something a friend shared with me and I didn't seek it out.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ncpogs
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

I think this beer is world-class, like most of Revolution's beers are. Very balanced, sweet and boozy (quasi barleywine-ish) yet very drinkable and a joy to savor.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.8/5  rDev -10.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brock125
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Gravedigger Billy from Revolution Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.