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RATINGS: 1248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2559) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Black as coal, totally opaque. Good carbonation. Nose is roasted malts; Starts with a roasted chocolate/coffee flavor, finishes smooth with just a bit of bitterness. You don't notice the high ABV (8.0%). $2.10 for a 12oz bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
One of my favorite stouts. It has a very high OG, and pours almost like molasses. It is deep black with a nice, thick, brown head. The head leaves great Brussels lace as one drinks. The beer is very malty, with a good hop presence. Very roasty, with overtones of prunes, lambrusco, mocha, and blackberries. A great imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
Blind tasting, Thanks ciderguy Pours black although not completely opaque with a chocolate head and a longer lasting head than average. Light aroma of mild dark chocolate, plums, blackberries and figs. In mouth, it's a shock how fruity this is. Tons of dark fruits flavors burst on the tongue (plums, blackberries, berries, grapes). Hop character and roastiness is rather restrained for an imperial stout although there's a definite floral touch and a dry saltiness almost smokey finish. Light to medium body for the style with medium carbonation. This is a very different imperial stout which makes it worth a try, more vinous than most and with tons of fruitiness. Seek this out if that's your thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
Opaque black with thin brown head that recedes to a film and sticks to the sides of the glass. Coffee initial aroma with underlying chocolatey sweetness and a touch of smoke. Flavour is not at all what I was expecting. Sourness nips at the sides of the tongue with a bit of saltiness. Creamy mouthfeel with medium body. Slight astringency. Dry finish. Kept thinking of seafood while drinking this one. Would have preferred heavier body. I wanted this to fall down my throat with a clunk, but it just sort of floated in my mouth. Bottle. Blind tasting #2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Poured a thick dark brown that was almost black. Huge creamy tan head. Aroma was slightly sweet and very roasty. Freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, and fruit on the tongue. Dry finish. Rather thin and easy drinking Imperial Stout. It goes down like water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1619) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Jeremy threatened my life if I didn't sample this beer. Bought this 12 oz bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. Deep black pour with an inch and a half tan creamy head. Sweet aroma. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and malt. Sweet, sweet chocolate taste. Some coffee flavors, and somewhat bitter. Overall a really decent Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1093) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Dark reddy/brown. Head thinned out very quickly. Sweet with fruit. Chocolate is a stand out. Moderate coffee flavours are fresh and light. Finish is soft and mildly bitter. Lots of carb, lots of fruit. Not as good as the raspberry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
Rich and chocolatey with some espresso to make you take notice. Pretty much solid black with a frothy tan head that diminished to essentially nothing. Very smooth with a dry, finish. At last tilt of the glass some port-like aromas hit me too. A little thin for an Imperial Stout but a decent example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep, dark black with a thick and lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Faint roasted coffee aroma with a touch of sweet. Initial malt and sweet taste with an undertone of coffee and a roasty followup. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
Dark black in colour. Aroma of chocolate, cherries and with mild coffee roastiness. Flavour was malty, mild coffee, chocolate but light bodied. Finished light with a medium bitterness.

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