badgerben (4630) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a large head. Aroma of burning cardboard pizza box. Ditto in flavor. Light roast malts. Very lightly fruity upon warming. Slight yeast.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cardboard and yeast aroma. Expands into burnt malts. Body is fruity and rich. The Belgian yeast is very strong and makes this beer.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aged one year... pours black with mild champagne bubbles. nose is carmel, toffee and dark fruit soaked in bourbon. mouthfeel is lots of carbonation, almost too much for a beer. taste is toffee and dark fruit and cherries. finishes with fermented fruit of mild bourbon. good, but there are better.
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Craft bottle pours a very rich full bodied stout. Aroma is somewhat sweet but not over powering. Appearance is very nice for a stout with a rich black bodie and tan head. Thought this beer would be to sweet but it was very pleasing, a great stout. A dark beer that most people can enjoy, hope you try it.
portableparty (2098) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Wow... Pour is rich black brown with big tan brown head that fades to a collar around glass. Aroma is nice coco and coffee with a belgium yeast. Taste is nice and creamy followed be yeast which then leads into coco and coffee with some soy vanilla. Palate is full a fizzy and bubbly feel, with a dry and chaulky finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium to small, fizzy dark tan to brown head, medium-short retention, though the edges remain intact, leaving enough for spotty lacing. Aroma is moderate malt (coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, roast), average hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of spicy alcohol, prunes, vanilla, port/vinous, and raisins. Flavor is moderate malt (coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, roast), average hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of spicy alcohol, prunes, vanilla, port/vinous, and raisins. Full body, high warmth, moderate carbonation, medium creaminess though the alcohol spices up and dries out the finish. Nice beer to start the Thanksgiving Day, a warming sensation and pleasant dark fruit notes throughout.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an oily opaque with a creamy spotty-lacing dark tan head. Has a sweet rich dark caramel and chocolate malty nose with some complex doughy character and dark fruity complexity. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark caramel sweetnes with some molasses and raisin complexity finishing bittersweet and dark chocolaty. An enjoyable and complex imperial stout that should age well.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
THOUGHTS: Wowza! Brilliant! I was holding onto this one for a while before trying it. I just pray I can find some more. It wasn’t quite as intense as Weyerbacher 13 was, but that’s a good thing, because a young bottle of 13 was like drinking jet fuel. Even though I had this a little too chilled in the beginning it was just lovely, throughout. I could smell the chocolate from a foot away as I poured it. This might sound crazy, but it reminded me of the Mexican dessert, xango. There was banana from the yeast, much like the fried banana, cheesecake that is the base of the dessert; and there was lots of chocolate like the chocolate syrup that is drizzled all over the dessert and plate. It is especially true of the aroma. I would love to age some of this to get rid of some of the alcohol smell. I could feel the alcohol coming up and hitting my eyes as I drank. It was probably the best new beer Weyerbacher has made in two years. It also went well with dark chocolate.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an opaque black in the glass with a small to average, light brown head that fully diminished. The aroma had heavy roasted malt,dark chocolate and chocolate syrup; moderate to heavy fruity, banana yeast; a little spicy yeast; soy sauce, cherry, lots of alcohol and xango. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, bitter and alcoholic with a very long duration. There was chocolate syrup, banana, hints of coconut, chocolate-covered fruit, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cherry, raisin, prune, xango (but less than in the aroma), alcohol, and dark fruit. The full body felt a little lighter at times due to all the carbonation. The body was also rather oily with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent and moderate to heavily alcoholic finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to exiled. poured black with a beige head. aroma was smoke, chocolate, BBQ, and fudge. flavor was chocolate, fudge, alcohol, and cherry.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog from sour fest. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and roasty. Taste is rich and big, weyerbacher knows impys well.