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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3595) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to mikey711. Cork was impossible to get off, but the carbonation is not too low. Weird. Pours jet black with a large but quickly fading dark tan head. Aroma is roast, coffee, anise, Belgian yeast, and booze. Decent. Flavor is all right but probably a bit young and not as intense as it should be. Roasted malt, anise, coffee, dark chocolate, and Belgian yeast. Fairly boozy on the palate with medium body and fairly high carbonation. Not too impressive overall. Could use more age probably.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (3891) - - JUN 26, 2010
750ml bottle. fairly sweet chocolate chip cookie aroma. the beer is black under a small, creamy brown head with decent retention. big foamy, full mouthfeel. flavor is bitter, raw, unsweet chocolate. just like weyerbacher 13...this is extremely hot. burns going down. this is exactly the same as 13 from what i remember...in fact iím scared of it. this needs to cellar for about 10 years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Black with a fluffy light brown head. Nice chocolate, caramel, and vanilla aroma and taste with mild citrus notes to the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7891) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to exiled. Pours with a large tan head and a black body. Aroma of belgian yeast, candi sugar, fruity esters, earth and ashy. Taste is licorice, anise, ash, tobacco, banana, alcohol. Fruity. Thin mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
not sure who to thank but iím sure iíll be getting a message in my inbox soon. poured black with a khaki head. nose is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and roasted chocolate. nice ont eh palate, licorice, chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol, and more chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
This poured an almost black color with a light tan head. Aroma was deep roasted malts, some chocolate, and booze, lots of booze. Flavor was vinous and a bit astringent with the roasted malts and chcolate floating in the middle. Once again Weyerbacher cannot hide alcohol at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1419) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2010
750mL corked & caged bottle. A jet-black pour with a MASSIVE mousse-like mocha head. The aroma is filled with loads of cocoa, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, rye, pumpernickel bread, a touch of anise, and a lemony yeastiness that becomes more apparent as things warm up a bit. Goes down medium-bodied and smooth. Just a bit sweet upfront with some caramel and cocoa present. Dark chocolate, rye, and pumpernickel flavors follow quickly. Finishes sour, tart, and bitter with quite a bit of lemon, dark fruits, and roasted black coffee qualities. Some warming alcohol is present, but the 11.8% ABV is pretty well-hidden. Not quite what I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7387) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Black pour. No head. Aroma and taste of smoke and bitter chocolate. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10037) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2010
From jtclockwork. Gem. Nearly black. Light brown pour. Roasted malt, ash, molasses, tobacco and rich yeasty esthers in the nose. Flavor is loaded with chocolate, coffee, ash, tobacco, molasses, yeast, prunes, raisins and more. Great example of the style. Thanks James!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle acquired via trade with gothood...BOBBY ROCKS!!! Ebony pour created a thin but sticky khaki head. Aroma is toasted malt, ash, dark roasted coffee beans, and cocoa with a definite belgian influence. Flavor shows lots of chocolate, molasses, and caramel with alcohol present. A little hot...this one needs to sit for a bit.


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