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Weyerbacher Thirteen

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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
2008ís anniversary ale - a hyper, Belgian inspired Imperial Stout clocking in at 13.6% abv, but incredibly balanced, smooth, and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
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.

   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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2429) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10142) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9995) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, 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.

   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.

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