Gravedigger Billy | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by MasterSki on 02-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
271
Reviews:
41
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
71
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Texasfan549
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a medium size light brown foamy head with light retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with some residual sugar and light oak notes is pleasant enough. Taste is a good mix of caramelized malt with residual brown sugar notes and light oak notes and light alcohol phenols are also noticeable. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes are also noticeable. Solid scotch ale but lacking some depth.

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Photo of Egotist
3.01/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Duff27
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in 2015.
A - Pours a dark reddish brown with almost no head.
S - Aroma is sweet, raisins and boozy.
T - Flavor is caramel, raisins, a little vanilla, some wood and bourbon barrel. A bit of an alcohol bite on finish.
M - Smooth mouth feel, low carbonation. Definitely warming.
O - I'm a big fan of the barrel aged beers from Revolution and this is good stuff.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a dark brown color with a small foamy off-white head with short retention. Smells of caramel/toffee, brown sugar, vanilla roasted malt, and plenty of bourbon barrel poking through. Tastes of toffee/caramel, burnt brown sugar, fig & raisin, molasses. Bourbon barrel gives some woody notes along with spicy bourbon that sticks around to the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and slightly warming finish. Malty, sweet and bourbony throughout, good stuff.

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Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appears to be dark brown with a khaki (power failure) head that vanished in an instant.
Aroma is quite boozy, (no complaints there), with hints of sugar and smoke.
Flavors are, caramel, molasses, burnt sugar and vanilla. Bourbon is barely noticeable. Drinks easily and will get you into trouble.
Mouthful is smooth and creamy and coats the mouth.
An excellent beer, stands up well to the best BA Wee Heavies.

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Photo of beagleyx2
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HabaJohn
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirhc3034
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason1221
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle opened in October 2016. One of the few wee heavy ales I've enjoyed that really has some noticeable smoke and strong whisky character to it. In addition to the characteristic malt and sweet caramelized sugars, there is sweet potato soju, graham cracker, and a significant contribution from the oak barrel. A unique scotch ale well worth seeking out.

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Photo of deonreds
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DocWaters
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Gravedigger Billy from Revolution Brewing
4.25 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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