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Weyerbacher Thirteen

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2008ís anniversary ale - a hyper, Belgian inspired Imperial Stout clocking in at 13.6% abv, but incredibly balanced, smooth, and tasty.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
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).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2008
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 Iíve 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 didnít come in a bomber. World class effort on the part of the boys from Easton! Thanks to johnykat for shipping this beauty my way!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
(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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, plums, light raisins, spices, chocolate, smoke, and strong roasted malts. Taste of more smoke, and roasted malts, sticky chocolate, and a fair amount of alcohol. Overall probably the best Weyerbacher Anniversary Iíve had fresh, but I canít help to think the rating comes out a little high here for some reason.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Sampled at the open house. Poured a nice black with a nice tan head. Aroma was coffee and chocolate and belgian yeast. Flavor was nice sweet and bitter chocolate. Palate was good but a little hot yet, I have great hopes this will be soo good when it has some age to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
At first I thought it was a bit rough with some bitter coffee and yeasty tones but it caught on after a few open house samplings. Maybe it needs aging like 10 needed? The body is a bit medium for me given the style of which I expected to me more creamy. It has the carbonation and yeast flavor Iíve had in a triple but with the darkness of a stout. I await getting this in bottles for my basement.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2008
On tap the Weyerbacher Open House 08. Pours a deep black with a deep tan creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, banana, Belgian yeast esters, caramel, toffee and nuts. Flavor of dark bitter chocolate, alcohol, caramel, toffee, Belgian yeast esters. I was surprised at how much this reminded me of a Tripel even though it had all that roasted malt in it. Another Anniversary beer from Weyerbacher that has the potential to age well...but isnít all that amazing fresh.


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