BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(USA) Had on tap at Capone’s, Pours black with sm tan head. The aroma is of molasses and licorice and the taste is of chocolate, raisins and coffee. The 13.4 % is well hidden and quite yummy. If you get a chance please try this brew !!!
Funknmilla (733) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle, thanks for sharing NJDevilz69.....very very dark brown+ brown sugar head...light aromas of sweet malt, alcohol, and a subtle roasted malt coming through, but mostly alcohol....silky body----wow! holy alcohol coming through ...the saltiness of the high alcohol...whoosh!!!....a bitter alcohol infused chocolate and a salty bitter toffee...I taste a prune/raisin that quality thats mainly in the finish...I think it needs age as this is a fresh release....must re-rate
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yikes - hard to wrap your head around this one. On tap at Capone’s. Pretty well balanced, you can definitely taste the "Belgian inspiration". Super strong, and you can taste it.
Lots of coffee, chocolate, and a little smoky. I’d like to have a go at this late at night this fall/winter. I like it a lot.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a fading tan head. Even cold, nose is still dramatic; licorice, dried figs, oats and tar. Sticky, full-bodied with a tang. Wow! Weyerbacher’s anniversary brews are always unusual and intense. This take on a Belgian stout is no exception and maybe their best. Taste is raisin, burnt sugar, banana? and dark chocolate turning bitter. At 13.6% the alcohol is certainly present but not really obtrusive except in the finish. Excellent dessert beer; like a chocolate liqueur fudge brownie. Aging potential.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blackish pour with a big tan fizzy head. Aroma is a bit roasty and creamy with some light smoke and coffee. Flavor is surprisingly bright with some fruit (peach to vinous cherry) upfront, dark chocolate. roasty coffee, and Belgian yeast. Thicker mouthfeel. This one has some real aging potential and is the most unique/exciting offering from these guys in awhile. After a disappointing 12th anniversary beer I vowed not to purchase this one by the case l(as I did the last two years), but this seems to redeem them quite a bit. I like the trend Weyerbacher is taking (this, Alpha, Riserva).
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick oily pitch black with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of black licorice, plums, prunes, molasses, malts, dark chocolate and charcoal. Taste is very complex with hints of malt, prunes, raisins, dark chocolate, molasses, black licorice and oats. Excellent and definitely a slow sipper. Has Dark Lord characteristics for sure.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... This beer rocks! ... Pitch black with a small, creamy, brown head. Nice retention. The nose is a medley of rich, ballsy essences... licorice, black strap molasses, charcoal and ethanol. Full-bodied with a viscosity approaching that of Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (first time I’ve run across that). Chocolaty sweetness and burnt bitterness. Blackstrap molasses, tobacco, licorice, espresso and booze. Finishes acrid, burnt and coarse. Almost too intense to finish. Thank God it didn’t come in a bomber. World class effort on the part of the boys from Easton! Thanks to johnykat for shipping this beauty my way!
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted nuts, and rye bread. Flavor of roasted malt, dark fruit, sweet chocolate, Belgian yeast, and caramel.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Weyerbacher open house. Poured deep black in color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a note of Belgian yeast. Taste comes in strong with a sweet chocolate, yet bitter coffee and nice Belgian yeast in the finish. For 13.4% I thought the alcohol in the finish was pretty subdued. I enjoyed this.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Popured a dark black color with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruits (raisins and plums), chocolate, roasty, caramel, and some coffee. Tastes of roast, chocolate, light smoke, and some dark fruits. Medium alcohol in the finish.