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RATINGS: 1231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Deep ruby-dark brown appearance with a Large creamy tan head. Dark Chocolate and mild coffee aromas enticed my mouth which suprisingly light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Ive had ths bottle for prolly almost a year or somethin. Deep dark brown/black. Thick, creamy, fluffy tan head. Roasty, coffee, chocolate nose. First thing I notice is the light, velvety body. Roasty malts, chocolate fudge brownie, espresso, vanilla, meium bodied, finishing with a rosty, coffee like bitter finish, subtle hops. This is very delicious, not overly hopped, not 14% alcohol...AWESOME!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Poured an opaque black color with a very dark tan head and some lacing. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, dark fruit, coffe and chocolate. Predominant coffee and chocolate taste with a slight alcohol backbone. Full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Bottle. Poured dark sable, opaque and thick with a large brown head that lingered delightfully. Aroma is burnt malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, hints of cherries, and figs. Flavor is both cloyingly sweet and sharply bitter - nicely balanced with a strong alcohol warming and mildly astringent, charcoal finish. Thick body, lightly carbonated. Nice Imperial Stout - my only objection is the "Old" in the name for a stout rather than a barley wine. But I guess I'm just being a fuddy-duddy traditionalist...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3760) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Very dark beer out of the bottle with only deep garnet colors noticable when held up to the light. Oil slick of a head with a brown ring of foam. Dusty bitter chocolate and roast coffee nose. Lots of bitter chocolate in the taste and a bitter that reminds me of chewing roasted coffee beans. I get a hint of orange liquer and balloon rubber, but mostly chocolate. Bitter, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Bottle. Poured as black as coal with a large tan head, which dissipated quickly and left no lacing at all. A little chocolate came through in the nose. The taste was of a watery chocolate with a taste of alcohol. Less flavor and more wateriness then I was expecting. It was good, but I've had better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1908) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3527) - 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.

   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.

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