Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 acquired via trade. Poured deep black with a moderate tan head and little lacing. Smells of chocolate, cherries, vinous notes, roast, earthy hops. Tastes roasty and toasty with huge vinous and cherry notes, caramel malt and chocolate. Pretty much a flavor explosion in my mouth. Smooth and silky on the tongue. This is one I would drink a lot of if it was around here.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
opaque black pour with a quickly dissipating head. Boozy, roasty aroma and a slight spiciness representing the Belgian aspect. spice from the booze and notes of dark chocolate. Fizziness is a little over powering. finish is a huge amount of roasty bitterness that lingers forever. a huge warming feeling is felt in the stomach within minutes. this is a really good beer, but could definitely benefit from a year or so in the cellar
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml Pours thick black with just a ring of head and a small chunk of the cork. Doesnít smell like much, some coffee a little funkiness but a little too cold to get a real good sniff on it. The taste is very unique nice belgian strong ale and some imperial stout notes roasted coffee some molasses but also fruit and belgian sugars. The mouthfeel is that of a imperial stout oily but the start of finish is belgian but finish is long with bitter coffee. I would love to have this one again!
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted and chocolate malts merge onto this Belgian-style Imperial Stoutís vinous angles, while alcohol warmth and cherry fruitiness define a most harmonious finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the brown-edged blackness.
-This is easily one of the best strong Weyerbacher brews Iíve had.
-Raisins also appear in the flavor profile.
-Carbonation is lively enough to support, and not overtake, this brewís well calculated residual sugars.
-This is actually well balanced throughout.
ChainGangGuy (4708) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a jet black body with a modestly-sized, very faintly beige-hinted head.
Smell: A variety of roasted malts, hunks of dark chocolate, and kitchen counter spices, though itís easily cut right down the middle by sharp wafts of lacquery alcohol, licorice, and plum juice.
Taste: Dark, roasted maltiness topped with chopped plums, mashed-up bananas, chewing gum, cracked cloves, black licorice, and coated with bittersweet chocolate. Itís plenty sweet. Noticed vein of alcohol. Roasty, earthen bitterness tucked inside. Sustained spiciness throughout. Semi-dry, warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Soft, smooth body.
Drinkability: Hmm, maybe itís me, but Iíve got a slight feeling of Dťjŗ vu. Itís not exactly tiny, but, maybe it is a bit thirteen-y.
SudsMcDuff (7730) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weyerbacher, latin for "haha, tricked you again" .. . Pours a dark prune black, decent foam .. . light coffee, blackened grain, and cooked on molasses .. . a bit muddled but an ok brew .. . here we are at Piccadilly Circus - wow, what a shitty circus..
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Jet Black two fingers of thick foamy mocha head but lots of fizzy carbonation, bubble line up in columns in the head, pretty big bubbles, and intense.
Smells super chocolaty with brevity of fig/raisin/vinous notes. overall, the smell is a bit muted.
taste, right away, dry, cherry, tartness. Is this infected? no, but it has a slight infected character. not sure what they were going for there. some roast but it takes a back seat to taht dry tart cherry that comes out. gets a bit better as it warms, bitter dark chocolate comes out more.
mouthfeel is a bit thin, too fizzy of carbonation as well.
drinkablity is a bit low due to the strange dry tart vinous character that is a bit too much in this one.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bomber poured into a snifter. Beautiful opaque black color with thick tan head. Aroma isnít overpowering and very nice with roasty banana tones. Taste is oily stout goodness upfront along with a sugar cookie sweetness and coffee/chocolate bitterness combo. Nice Belgian yeasty finish with more slight banana hints. Boozey. Interesting, good beer.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from peabodies in Boone, NC. Deep dark pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is dominated by spice and yeast. Subtle hints of roast and chocolate malts. Interesting experiment just not my thing. My opinion might be different if the astringency levels werent so high
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black pour. The aroma is quite spicy. Lots of fruity/spicy character. Sweet and earthy with a pronounced booziness. Dry, dry cocoa on the finish with a sharp peppery heat. Meh.