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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Hotel is an Imperial Porter of 8.2% strength, brewed with ale yeast (so its not a Baltic Porter, technically). Silky smooth and nicely balanced, this beer can only be found in bottles at the brewery on Saturdays, beginning December 12, as long as supplies last. We have just over 60 cases and don’t expect them to last more than 2 or 3 weeks. In draft, we filled 65 half kegs which will be going to markets in PA, OH, MD, MA, and FL.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a short cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up well-roasted, near-burnt black patent and coffee maltage.. touches of brown sugar and vanilla too.. warm, malty, and totally enticing. The flavor found more of the same malts at the core, picking up an interesting complement of pine and lesser earthy hoppage on the edges.. more bitter through the finish, joined by coffee grounds and alcohol warmth.. a little smoke at the end, too. Medium-bodied with an ideal lower level of carbonation on the palate.. great balance between roasted malts, hoppage, and a touch of malty sourness.. great brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle... Mostly clear, very dark ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. When held up to light, a crimson hue is revealed. Nutty, chocolaty bouquet with a splash of tawny port. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. Good balance. Crisp, chocolaty, bittersweet flavor. Finishes more bitter than sweet with a kiss of mocha. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Draft. Pours deep brown with off tan head. Nose was dark malt, dark choc, slight rauch, some molasses. Tastes rich, complex, with solid dark malt, chocoff, earthy, and dark fruity flavors. Well balanced and rich, this one is nice, and goes well with an Oliva Series V cigar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2010
bottle thanks Zath, I’ve wanted to try this one. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is burnt sugar, caramel, and a light smoke note. Flavor is rich and very thick roasted malt, burnt brown sugar, and a nice bit of clean hops in the finish. The mouth feel of this beer is heavenly. Silky smooth and delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2010
On tap at The Institute. Near black cola appearance with a thin white head. Pleasant nose of milk chocolate, somewhat muted malt. Flavor a bit stronger with more roast element but still dominant chocolate. Thick body, biting carbonation. 8.2% undetectable, which for Weyerbacher is typically a challenge even at 3% ABV. Drinkable, but more and stronger nuance would be appreciated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Soy saucy brown black, with chocolate aroma. Prominent chocolate in taste, with a clean middle and finish. Low bitterness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
big thanks to footbalm for this rare importer! pours a farly dark brown with a dark khaki head that is generous and has nice retention. nose is big with lots of roastness, some hints of cocoa, hops and cinnamon. the taste is similar, though a lil nicer. big, tons of roast, good hop profile, some caramel, cloves and other spices, pretty tasty. mouthfeel is nice and creamy, smooth and silky. there is a slightly over dryness that happens a minute or two afterwards from the huge amount of roast in there. nice stuff, glad i got to try it!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1222) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 A solid drinking beer, this one poured a dark brown with minimal head (on draft). Not really impressive looking, but I was at a bar and didn’t really study it exhaustively. The important thing is that the aroma pops off with really good chocolate notes right from the start. The mouthfeel is not as rich or creamy as I would have liked. Tastewise, there’s not nearly as much carryover as I would like from the nose. Some weak chocolate malt aromas. This beer doesn’t really go boom in your mouth, and the taste is weak considering how nice the smell is. Not a bad porter at all, but doesn’t deliver on its promise. Rerate: Odd bitterness without much payoff. Nose not as interesting. Still yet to be awestruck by Weyerbacher.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Nose is of malt, nut and peat. Taste is of roast malt and syrup. Mouthfeel is medium and a tad sweet. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Lots of chocolate, coffee, and lightly sweet roasted malts. A slight bit of dark fruit. Balancing bitterness to finish is almost a bit too much. Very solid. No off flavors and well made. Drinks lighter than the 8.2% ABV.


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