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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2003
alcoholic mocha aroma, dark black with a medium brown frothy head, dry bitter roastiness with an oily mouthfeel and some choclate notes

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Reddish head. deep black color. Too bad I don't have regular access to this one. Everything seemed to compliment the other.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Lots of chocolate malted milk in aroma, perhaps some rich marmalade notes atop dark brown bread as well. Flavors slightly one-sided, mostly bready mocha. Dark dark dark brown, almost black. Close, but not quite there yet.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Wonderful aroma - I think of cherry-flavored pipe tobacco. Also a dark-chocolate/fruity aroma. Appearance is good - very very dark with brown head. Flavor is light fruity up front with a dark chocolatey finish. Palate leaves a bit to be desired...too carbonated on first taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8029) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Poured from the bottle it has a medium dark brown head sitting atop a solid black body. Quite nice chocolate covered cherries in the aroma, along with the obligatory smoked malts and chocolate. Still has that Weyerbacher yeast funk in there that I really don’t like. Big carbonation, very jumpy on the tongue, then mellowing with a milky-chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Pitch black body with a dark, regular head that builds well on re-pour and swirl. Very fine aroma--smooth, chocolatey, coffee, and fruity (raspberry and grape)...like a Courage Russian Imperial Stout only less intense. Smooth palate but the carbonation detracts from this a bit, in my opinion, and it steals the depth of flavor, which otherwise carries the tune of coffee and chocolate with a bit of bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Pitch black, small dark brown head. Coffee, anise nose with hints of espresso in the taste. Has a nice somewhat bitter finish. Smooth stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2003
A great example of the Imperial Stout. A close rendition of the Sam Smith's version but with some more hops. A full complex beer with multiple flavors from the roasted malt flavor with some licorice, slight sweet flavor, some chocolate and slight coffee flavor. Finishes with some hop bitterness that I don't like as much as the Sam Smith's but stil a very good version of the classic and much cheaper than the Sam Smith's

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Dark black color small dark brown head that faded slowly and left a slight amount of lace.Nicely roasty malty aroma with a slight hint of fruit,very slight and a nice chocolate and possible toffee as well,and fairly sweet smelling,with maybe just a hint of alcohol.Nice roasty flavor and a big alcohol bite upfront but it fades quicklyleaving a nice chocolate and semi sweet taste,mild hops and a slight coffee taste comes through as well.The after taste is roasty and coffeeish with a slight chocolate and mild alchol bite going down.The body seems a bit thin at first but seems to get a little creamier as it warms.This is a fairly decent brew and very well done well worth having a few more around just for the high drinkability of this brew.Thanks to Raindog for this brew.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Now THIS is a great stout! Forget the overrated drag that is Guinness. Weyerbacher has made an excellent stout that doesn't have the makeup of mud yet still retains that favorite used motor oil color. Oh yeah, it tastes great, too. For those of ye who are not big stout fans (such as myself), do give Old Heathen a try.


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