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Formerly Weyerbacher Imperial Stout.
Rich, velvety and deliciously complex, Weyerbacher Imperial Stout is a truly distinctive winter warmer. We use seven types of malt and two varieties of hops to bring forth this big brew. Quite robust and roasty on the palate, Weyerbacher Imperial Stout has a wonderfully fruity nose and a moderately dry finish. The taste is highly complex- perhaps you’ll even discern notes of expresso or chocolate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Black beauty with a tall tan head that goes away too quickly. Nose is faint, chocolate roastiness. Damn, mouthfeel leaves me wanting more. It's a bit thin (I just drank an Expedition, prior), vinous and slightly tart. Thin watery chocolate and a bit of hops at the back of the tongue. Major disappointment, as I thought this was going to be a mammoth beer. Roastiness and bitterness in the aftertaste, alcohol is well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ellbert (7) - USA - NOV 1, 2003 does not count
I was dissapointed in the appearance of this brew. It poured a beautiful color, nice pitch black. The bad thing was there was almost no head. It was there and gone. The bubles sounded like soda pop. There was also very little lace. The smell was very sweet, a little spice was in there also a little molasses. Taste was good. A little less robust than I am used to in Imperial Stouts. Lots of burnt goodness. This leaves your mouth fairly dry which isn't desireable to me. Mouthfeel is a little thin in this beer. A little watery characteristic to it. Also the carbonation is a little to harsh for an Imperial Stout. Overall this beer is fairly good. I could have this as a session beer however there are more beers I would rather have. Alcohol doesn't show itself much either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Pitch black, a bit oily, decent tan head. Nose of chocolate liquor. Surprisingly light palate considering the aroma and appearance. Flavors of Peachtree Schnapps filled chocolate candies, followed by a chaser of Ethiopian coffee. Lighter than expected, not as complex as I had hoped for, but very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Solid oily black, thin tan head about a finger high, very fluffy and thick, fades slowly to a fluffy ring around the edge, lace in minimal super drippy spots. Aroma is quite nice with chocolate and sweet chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla, slight molasses; a refreshing bakers chocolate nose with just a hint of spice upon bigger wiffs.Taste is mild chocolate, malty darkened and sweet, not chewy, smoothly rendered, slight vanilla and molasses, roasty and semi deep toned. Pretty bold and nearly full feel, lightly creamy, with a light but favorable drying that has chocolate/cocoa and extremely light coffee notes in the finish coming in late. A nice Imperial Stout. Not as hefty or complex as some but a damn nice easy drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 30, 2003
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep, dark brown, with a dark tan head. It was huge at first, billowing out of the stout glass I poured it in. But, it faded to a generous lacing on top of the beer. Aromas of burnt malts, alcohol, and dark roast expresso coffee. Alcohol becomes more prevalent as it warms up. No hops aromas at all here, gang. Burnt sugar taste in the middle of it. Pretty potent stuff. Also pretty tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2003
To date, this is my favorite stout. Pours near black with a beautiful dark tan head. Toasted mocha with a slight alcohol note, what a great aroma! Flavor is rich and slightly fruity ending with a mild bitterness. Weyerbachers best brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Outstanding. Rich dark color with a gorgeous chocolaty head and frothy lace, has a ruby lining that I didnt notice untill I was nearly finished. Powerful roasted malt/chocolate aroma. Flavor is velvety smooth with rich chocolatey malts, some dark fruitieness especialy cherry, lightly roasted, finishes with a touch of bitterness. This is now my favorite stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Opaque black color, brown head. Mocha, coffee, and roasted malt aromas. Slightly sweet malt flavor, hints of chocolate. Finish was of coffee. Velvety mouthfeel, full body. Very good stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Pours a dark brown, with a fluffy brown head. Aroma is dry, astringent, not the best. Has a great velvet mouthfeel. Seriously sweet flavor with pronounced hop bitterness. Pretty darn creamy for an imperial. A good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2003
Bottled. Dark black with very rich brown head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Full bodied, hard black malts gives a touch of acidity, yet a velvetty mouthfeel prevails. Coffee finish.


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