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RATINGS: 595   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2011
750mL bottle. Opaque, black in color with a small dark khaki head. Head recedes fairly quickly to just a ring. Very fruity aroma on this one with some slightly harsh alcohol notes. Plums, some raisin, a bit of chocolate, and a definite roast malt character. Taste is filled with roasted malts, some ash, chocolate, and burnt brown sugar. Fairly sweet but not cloying. The ashy roast character is a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2011
750 ml bottle
This is your average Weyerbacher beer. Thatís actually an odd thing - usually their beers have either been really exceptional or majorly flawed. This one however is squarely in the middle of the pack. For the price you canít ask for much more.

Aroma / Appearance - The sludgy body is very thick even for an imperial stout. Pouring like melted chocolate which has begun to settle it leaves not only a midnight black base but a thick khaki head. The vinous aspects are most evident but also along for the ride are espresso, dark chocolate, and plums. The nose is relatively sweet and complex.

Flavor / Palate - The carbonation was a bit of a surprise. The other flavors werenít including the dark chocolate, vinous texture, smoke, and black coffee. Dark fruits slide in gracefully before a heavy malt finish. For the $6.99 price tag this was good enough to recommend to others. Much more and I would pass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle/750ml - Pours a dark, oily black in color with a dark brown head that faded to a thin rim around the top of the beer. Carbonation is low, as you might expect with a beer of this ABV. Aroma is strong of dark roasted malts and chocolate... very little hops... some of the alcohol present. Flavor is slightly alcoholic and a bit of harshness. Sweetness comes through. Lots of roasted malts and plenty of chocolate. There are some hops present and they make a valiant try to balance this beer, but to no avail... the malts and sweetness win. Good, but not great Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5292) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2011
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of strong of roasted malts, a little chocolate, some spiciness from the yeast, and a little bit of hops. The malt character of this beer blends with the light spiciness well. Thicker texture. A really good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (960) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Poured from a corked n caged 7fidy. Couldnít find the date on this one but itís the first time Weyerbacher bottled this. Good deal too. I paid $9.99 at one of the more expensive places to purchase it. Pours with a real dark chocolate, oily appearance. Some brown head which dissipates immediately. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, rum, raisin and plums. Mouthfeel is slightly dryer and lighter than Iíd expect from a 12%er but still oily. Taste... after itís sat out for a few hours, is really, really hot. This beer sports every one of its 12 percent abv. and Iím drinking it with a good 6+ months on it. Tasteís of alcohol, raisins, Belgian goodness, chocolate, toffee, caramel. Itís reasonably complex but buried by the burn. Iíll likely buy another to age for a few years... maybe thatíll cut down on the burn. Itís OK at best right now and the only real reasons Iím buying it again is because itís local and itís a good bargain. Otherwise, average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (1073) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Poured from 25.4 FL. OZ bottle - Black as night and still as night--not exactly appealing. Made from 100% fermented soy sauce. Flat. Insipid. Dull. Iím out of here, I canít deal with this shit right now. Peace my bitches.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
A - Nice and Dark with decent head that lasts roughly 10 minutes after the power. Lots of bubbles upon pour that explains the high carbonation feel. S - Not a whole lot going on. Im getting very little Carmel and chocolate notes. Smell / Aroma is almost not existent for me. T - Immediately taste the carbonation and the action it tends to make on my tongue. Some nice dark and roasty notes. The Belgian backbone is apparent but seems to get shifted to the back burner on account of the carbonation and high abv. At 12 % this one should age fairly well so Id guess it would age nicely. M - Its almost a bit too aggressive. I like the mouth feel in terms of viscosity but its a lot going on an account of the carbonation. Kinda annoying and leaves me with dry pallet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours black with a caramel colored head. Slight dark cocoa and alcohol aroma. Coffee and dark cocoa flavors with a touch of alcohol showing itís 11.8% abv muscle. Overall, its nice to drink but drink one full bottle and Iím hammered!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2011
750mL corked and caged bottle. Bottled 03.18.11 and best before 03.18.16. Pours deep brown, black in the glass, with a 2-finger dark brown head. The aromas are roasted cocoa, bitter espresso, dark plum, and alcohol, especially as it warms. The flavor is Belgian yeast initially, with plum and bitter cocoa, alcohol, and toast. A lingering alcohol finish, with bitter chocolate and plummy fruit. Medium to high carbonation and body, and pretty boozy. Good stuff, but could definitely use some age. [806]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (3324) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Tiny is a bit sweet for me. I get some licorice and mollasses flavors that dominate over some of the more traditional coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, type flavors I like in my stouts. Huge beer that hides the abv well and has nice flavors.

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