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Gravedigger Billy - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 10
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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bishocr

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.9%

02-21-2012 14:59:46 | More by bishocr
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dabeers

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-24-2013 00:39:06 | More by dabeers
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-25-2012 15:45:29 | More by thewimperoo
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-16-2013 21:46:47 | More by tourdot
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-03-2013 15:14:31 | More by Thorpe429
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bschinelli

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-22-2013 20:01:06 | More by bschinelli
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-26-2012 16:03:56 | More by sidetracked
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 16:32:33 | More by Sean9689
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-15-2014 14:04:35 | More by smartassboiler
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-13-2012 06:03:30 | More by AgentZero
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-04-2014 17:40:25 | More by brandoman63
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-02-2014 21:54:22 | More by Knoxrb12
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-10-2013 18:15:46 | More by spycow
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Florida9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-20-2013 15:15:12 | More by Florida9
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-29-2013 00:07:26 | More by jrpapajcik
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-11-2013 02:44:17 | More by XmnwildX12
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sbxx

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2013 05:28:56 | More by sbxx
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2013 05:20:55 | More by homebrew311
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-21-2013 03:09:22 | More by Gonzoillini
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KDawg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2012 23:42:30 | More by KDawg
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-08-2013 17:03:17 | More by JohnnyChicago
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Sweffin

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-18-2013 01:04:56 | More by Sweffin
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-22-2013 22:38:18 | More by mkennedy119
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mecummins

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-20-2013 15:29:00 | More by mecummins
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Gravedigger Billy from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.