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Gravedigger Billy - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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3/5  rDev -29.1%

bishocr, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

dabeers, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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tourdot, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

sidetracked, May 26, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Rev Brewery Grand Opening Party.

A - Pours a burnt caramel/orange color, off-white head, wisps.

S - Woodford Reserve, coconut, oak, burnt sugars, dark fruity sweetness. Nice mix of barrel notes & base beer without a huge amount of barrel character to overtake the beer.

T - Woodford Reserve, coconut, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, sweet malts. Again, the barrel notes are there, but not overpowering like some Woodford-aged beers are. Alcohol is there, but well-integrated. Finish is sweet dark fruit and booze.

M - Medium to full body, good carbonation, sweet syrupy finish.

O - A nice BA Scotch Ale that has been aged on Woodford the best I've seen from any brewery. The booze is hidden well, but still there, and the base beer is complimented by the alcohol. Glad I was able to try this one!

Sean9689, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

smartassboiler, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

AgentZero, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

brandoman63, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Knoxrb12, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Florida9, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

jrpapajcik, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Revolution Brewpub

Appearance - Dark brown with some light shining through. Nice ring of head around the edge of glass with moderate lacing.

Smell - Sweet bourbon malt, hints of caramel and cocoa.

Taste - Much like it smells. Bourbon and caramel malt is dominant. Very nice blend here.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

Overall - Very fine example of a bourbon barrel aged scotch ale. If they bottle it, I'll definitely pick some up. Good stuff!

sbxx, May 23, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the brew pub. Appearance is a dark reddish brown with decent clarity, short white head. Nose is bourbon forward with heavy vanilla character and marshmallow. Not getting much from the base beer. The flavor is similar with huge vanilla notes, mild smokiness, and more vanilla. The flavor isn't ever boozy, but very bourbony. Mouthfeel is smooth and mellow. Overall, very tasty but would've liked a little more malt character.

homebrew311, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Gonzoillini, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on tap at revolution. Poured into a snifter and pours a pitch black color with a nice head

very pungent and though the bourbon notes are there, they are well balanced. Great depth along with aromas of black cherries, raisins, plums, malts and bourbon.

Full bodied with a real polished and smooth feel. It handles the size of the beer well with great flavors of malts, bourbon, black cherries and some plums

It would be great if they had this more often. This was excellent and was really aided by the bourbon barrel.

KDawg, Mar 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

JohnnyChicago, Jul 08, 2013
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mkennedy119, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

mecummins, Aug 20, 2013
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Gravedigger Billy from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.