pineypower (2546) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out black with a large tan head. Aroma is of some chocolate, roasted malts, and a light fruity yeast note. Taste is complex with a nice smooth mouthfeel, roasted malts, spice, chocolate cake, dried fruits, yeast and an interesting earthy, leathery note in the background. I say it every time I rate one of these hybrid styles, but I really like what Belgian yeast does to an otherwise non-Belgian style beer. Well done.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer. All the big qualities, malty an flavor.d chocolate- and a huge dose of Belgian yeast
italianjohn (2375) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a light tan head .... dark fruity aroma and some yeast roastedness as well ..... taste of dark fruits and sweet caramel malt, roasted malts and spices/yeasty .... light bitter roasted finish and aftertaste ... the abv is hidden well ..... a decent hybrid
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 [Rerated 2/10/13 - Original rating 3.9 on 10/5/10 - Suprising that after 2 years I would change the rating so little. Still a bit sweet, just as I still like it, and a plesant roasted malt paired with some dark fruits way in the back that I never mentioned in my first review. So, perhaps I have improved a bit in the last few years...) And now, for my original review.]
Bottle tasting on Mother’s Day... Wow, well evidentally I need to be trying more of Weyerbacher’s products, because this was incredible. (A note of warning... I love a big sweet syrupy malty mess of a beer, so be prepaired if you intend to get ahold of this bad boy) Tons of flavor, great belgian yeast character in the nose and taste that really incorperated the slightly burnt malt notes of this imperial stout well. Keep ’em coming!
* [Edit - I may have confused this beer with Unita’s BBB... I had them both on mother’s day and now looking back cannot recall which was the one I fell in love with... sorry.]
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked and caged magnum. Pours a deep black with at thick rting of head about the edge of the glass. Chilled or warmed a bit, it lacks real depth. Alcohol does not hit you in the face and in this case, is an improvement on the historic Weyerbacher big beer norm. Nose is weak. Chocolate and bitter black patent are intwined well but need to be pulled and swished about in the mouth to realy be noticed. After that it settles back quickly to mediocrity. Meh.
hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours black with a large, creamy, light brown head that never fully dissipates. The bouquet is a blend of milk chocolate and red wine with lesser notes of cashew and vanilla - plenty of alcohol warmth. Full-bodied with a silken mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is of semi-sweet mocha – chocolate and espresso – with sides of sweet cream and praline. Boozy, but not hot. Acrid, bitter, lightly tangy finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Butters. Tan cover, basically black, brown body. Estery chocolate aroma, dark fruits, berries. Taste is more esters, spicy, chocolat,e some berries, anise.
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of freshly cleaned ashtrays, flavor is a stinging hot alcohol and malt. Very fizzy. Pretty bad. Sampled at "Guess who’s back..."
putbeerinmouth (8) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is like camping...INTENSE! Pours Black with a tan to brown head(fades fast). Starts off alcoholic and almost bitter but comes through with a good coffee and a long chocolate finish. still new to this so ill say the aroma is alcoholic with coffee hints. Hits the tongue in the middle and slowly moves back. Overall good, def gonna try this one again.
Butters (3854) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Guess Who’s Back tasting. Blew the fucking cork out with the cage still on! Gushed for 30 seconds. Pours a very near black. Not extremely complex. Dark cocoa, merlot, roast. Needs time to mellow. But still enjoyable. Velvety soft palate.