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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
What Weyerbacher almost never fails to do is hit the expected profiles of a style, and this is another success in that regard. Sweet rich chocolate, a bit of a roasted/burnt character, and a nice dark fruit component of plums make this beer completely rock-solid-plus. Its not going to cause beer geek ejaculation like some RIS but its certainly good enough to warrant rebuys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2810) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2016
355ml bottle at home. Hazy dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Good bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee, spices and ripe dark fruits. Good imp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
piwnepodroze (406) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Stary Poganin jest smaczny, ino ja się rozbestwiłem końcem grudnia. Mniejsza ilość ciała jest tu wyraźnie odczuwalna, ale nie przeszkadza to piwu pachnieć kawą, wiśnią i lukrecją. W smaku jest słodkawo i lekko kwaskowo, co uzupełnia jeszcze karmel, śliwka i lekki alkohol. Fajne piwo, ale prawda jest bolesna – nie wróciłbym do niego

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 9, 2016
0,33l bottle at home from Etre Gourmet (thanks Saeglopur). No BB date. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of sherry, spices, light earthy, raisins, light licorice, some caramel, some oxidation. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of raisins, cardboard, light sherry, spices, licorice, light marzipan. finishes rather balanced with light raisins, marzipan and some spices. okish, probably could be a bit fresher (not that I can judge that without any kind of date on the bottle). overall drinkable but could be improved with some distinct stout-ish flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2016
Rich dark malts, fatty body, lovely. Roast but also dark caramel and licorice. Yummy fermentation, not quite clean and accentuating the malts without adding too much fruitiness. Good stuff! (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (584) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 8, 2016
Très bon, on dirait une oatmeal stout. Nez assez chocolaté, légèrement café, un peu éthylique, un fond de fruits noirs à dominante pruneau. Le fond est tout de même très céréalier, très avoine et orge. La torréfaction n’en est que plus perceptible et agréable. Bouche : pas agressive, assez douce, plutôt céréalière, toujours cette sensation d’avoine et d’orge. Pas mal de chocolat, un petit fond café, les fruits noirs sont très perceptibles et équilibrent très bien avec la torréfaction. Très bonne, très bien foutue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2016
’Standard’ imperial stout by Weyerbacher, with fairly thick, regularly shaped, pale beige, dense head consisting of minute bubbles and residing over a black beer more or less revealing its mahogany hue on the edge but otherwise completely opaque. Rich aroma of bitter chocolate, cappuccino, stewed beef with brown sugar, cocoa nibs, vanilla ice cream, leather, raisin, ’natural’ iron, kahlua, roasted pine nuts, whisky, candied dates, slight soy sauce, hints of cured meat, pear syrup, dry tree leaves, gravy. Restrained sweetness in the onset, candied fig, raisin and some slight green banana, sourish blackberry touch as well as a thin ’rim’ of umami, medium carbo (perhaps just a tad much for the style), very creamy, smooth, slick and ’fat’ mouthfeel, caramelly malt sweetness quickly gaining nutty and toasted bitterness and eventually becoming roasted coffeeish bitter but only gently so, very chocolatey too, paired with restrained but effective earthy and lightly spicy hop bitterishness in the end as well as a glow of warming, brandy-like but otherwise well hidden alcohol. ’Classic’ in its style, but very enjoyable; perhaps a tad less interesting than their Belgian yeast-fermented Tiny. Nevertheless very enjoyable if you like big, heavy stouts, technically perfectly executed and very (bitter) chocolatey in its overall profile - likely a good one to age, too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (995) - POLAND - APR 20, 2016
Piana beżowa, drobna, całkiem ładna. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, z brązowymi refleksami. Aromat intensywny, słodki - głównie czekolada, praliny i marcepan. W smaku bardzo podobnie, dość słodko, szwajcarskie czekoladki grają pierwsze skrzypce, do tego kawa po wiedeńsku, trochę paloności, popiołowości i goryczki na finiszu. Alkoholu praktycznie nie czuć, może tylko w postaci przyjemnej likierowości. Wysycenie drobne, niskie do średniego, lekko szorstkie w odczuciu, aksamitne, wyklejające, choć nie gęste.
Doskonały RIS, fajnie ułożony, z nutami porto i morzem szwajcarskiej czekolady. Jeśli zawdzięcza to wyleżakowaniu - data przydatności do spożycia to 27 październik 2015 roku - to było warto!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2213) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 6, 2016
deep dark brown colour, surprisingly large creamy beige head; aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, herbal liqueur notes and some dried plum; taste is the same with perfect balance of malty sweetness and roasted bitterness; not among the best imp stouts, but a nice one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (294) - - JAN 25, 2016
35.5cl bottle. Pours black with beige head. Aromas of sweet malts, licorice and a slight touch of smoke. Medium/full body, good carbonation. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and licorice. Moderate bitterness on the palate. Very nice imperial stout, bit on the light side to call it imperial in my opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2064) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
butelka, warki nie widze, ale chyba swieza. ciemne, z taka sobie piana. aromaty kawa, pralinki, rodzynki, likier, wisnie, lukrecja, palonosc... nie ma jakichs cudow, ale bardzo przyzwoita paleta. w ustach w sumie tak samo. lekko slodkawe, lekko kwaskowate, niewiele ciala, troche alkoholowe, lekkie w odbiorze, posmaki - dosc dlugie - wisni w czekoladzie. malo goryczki, srednio wysycone, troche zabardzo, bo poszczyupuje przy piciu w jezyk. bardzo dobry ale nie wyrozniajacy sie.

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