Heavyweight Brewing Company Reviews




djd07
3.9
Heavyweight Perkunos Hammer Imperial Porter
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, prunes. Slick mouth, light roast, caramel, dark chocolate, nice sweetness and light booze finish, very nice.
Monday, January 25, 2016

blipp
2.8
Heavyweight Black Ocean
Bottle. Pours brown with a beige head. Mild roasted malts, some cardboardy notes that show it’s age, moderate sweetness, and a relatively clean finish for how old it is. Definitely still drinkable.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

jtclockwork
3.6
Heavyweight Black Ocean
Bottle. Pours black tan head - nose/taste of chocolate, caramel, light oxidation - medium body.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

vtafro
3.6
Heavyweight Black Ocean
Bottle. Black pour, but a bit transparent. Light roasted and dark aromas. For an old black lager, drinks well, dark tones, fruit, roasted Flavors, touch of oxidation.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

j12601
3.5
Heavyweight Dougs Colonial Ale
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a clear amber with a thin to medium sized white to tan head. Sweet and nutty, a bit of paper. Medium bodied, sweet and fruity, a bit of cocoa and chocolate. Nutty and sweet, held up well, but definitely some big carbonation. Tasty enough. Sweet on the finish.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

djd07
3.3
Heavyweight Wee Whale
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong raisin malt and caramel. Medium mouth with dark fruit and caramel, bit oxidized.
Monday, March 9, 2015

djd07
4.1
Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty
Bottle thanks to Matt during RBWG lobby sesh. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, raisins, and vanilla. Thin mouth with sweet malt, brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruits, very oxidized.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

jtclockwork
3.1
Heavyweight Dougs Colonial Ale
Bottle. Pours caramel brown tan head. Nose/taste of dough, caramel, paper and toffee. Medium body. Overcarbed.
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ferris
3.5
Heavyweight Dougs Colonial Ale
Bottle - Vintage 2007? - Hazelnut and some dark toasted malts. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Sweet nutty notes and caramel. Over-carbonated, but held up well for the years. Not bad.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

kraddel
3.6
Heavyweight Dougs Colonial Ale
Pours clear brown , small white head . Smell is sharp malty . Bit bitter . Taste is dark aromatic malts , chocolate , bit sweet . Very overcarbonated . Some sharp malts in the taste as well . Bit earthy , some spices . Earthy in the back . Accept for the overcarbonation, it is quite nice !
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

j12601
3.9
Heavyweight Jåkeldrickå
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Smells of rootbeer and herbs. Medium bodied, a touch of smoke and sweetness, floral fruit, cherries and tannins, herbal, juniper. Nice stuff going on here, minty and herbal, lots of flavors. Long tangy tart finish with some citrus. Very nice.
Sunday, December 28, 2014

johnnnniee
3.5
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Black
An old bottle shared by Todd tonight at the Christmas party, thanks for the opportunity! Foamed over as he opened it. Murky dark amber color with a good sized bubbly off white head. Aromas of raisins and sherry with a touch of cardboard. Light brown sugary malt backbone, light earthy yeasty flavors. Fared better than I would have expected given its age.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

hotstuff
4
Heavyweight Wee Whale
Rated on 02-23-2013 at RBWG (Bottle courtesy of SpringsLicker) The appearance is a small tan head with a long retention, opaque brown body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, dark fruits and some alcohol. The flavor mimics the aroma along with some semi-sweetness. This beer’s mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. A most quaffable beer with a good malt flavor. This beer is worth trying and a beer I would definitely drink again.
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Jow
3.8
Heavyweight Jåkeldrickå
Bottle at Clockworks. Pours golden brown with big herbal nose. tastes of mint skol dip, junipers, tea, herbal and wood bark. plenty carbonated almost like how I picture medieval medicine to taste
Sunday, September 7, 2014

jtclockwork
4
Heavyweight Jåkeldrickå
Bottle thanks to Cornboy. Shared at End of History Tasting. Pours amber white head. Nose/taste of smoke, juniper, tree bark, orange peel and mint tobacco. Medium body.
Saturday, September 6, 2014

vtafro
3.5
Heavyweight Jåkeldrickå
Bottle. Brown fuzzy pour with tan bubbles. Malty, fruit and spice flavors, some aging but held up pretty well considering. Aromas are malty, some fruit and spice tones.
Saturday, September 6, 2014

tgncc
3.9
Heavyweight Jåkeldrickå
At jtclockwork’s The aroma is pine, tea, earth, mint. The appearance is hazy orange, white head. The flavor is smoked, vegetable, earth, pine. The finish is smoke, salt, pine. Different at every phase. Fascinating.
Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jesterdeal
3.9
Heavyweight Jåkeldrickå
Aroma of tea, mint, ginger, basil and tobacco. Pours red with very little head. Taste is mint tobacco, juniper, tart cranberry, basil and caramel. Complex and wonderful.
Saturday, September 6, 2014

Travlr
2.2
Heavyweight Stickenjab Alt Bier
Bottle courtesy of maniac, thank you sir! Clear amber color. Aroma of rusty caramel. Taste is sweet and sticky caramel.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

vtafro
3.1
Heavyweight Baltus O.V.S.
(backlog) Bottle at a tasting at maxxdaddy’s. Brune pour with tan head. Oxidation, fruit, light malt, perhaps some hints of hop and more complex malt tones. Age took its toll.
Sunday, July 20, 2014

jandd1983
3.8
Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a clear brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of dark fruit, some bourbon, wood and alcohol. The taste was of dark fruits, some light bourbon with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very nice.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

nimbleprop
3.6
Heavyweight Biere d´Art
750ml bottle pours a hazy amber with some creamy, white head. Nose is malty, lots of yeast, wet blooming yeast, a little minty, roasted acorn squash, some salad dressing, dried orange peel. Flavor has some wood, mint, more roasted squash, some sunflower seed, heavy cork flavor, mild malt, heavy yeast. Clean finish. More than 10 years old and still holds up well.
Friday, April 25, 2014

jackl
2
Heavyweight Stickenjab Alt Bier
Bottle @ The WWGT2D? Tasting. I hope travlr doesn’t rate this. Amber with a small head. The nose is oxidized, as you’d expect. SOme sherry and rotting cherry. Cardboard sprinkled with cocoa powder. The taste is a great advertisement for the benefits of cellaring. Nasty cardboard. Mildly soured cherries. Bear claw donut. Light body, soft carbonation.
Saturday, April 5, 2014

FROTHINGSLOSH
3
Heavyweight Browne Mild
Notes from 2005. +++ Sampled on cask at Sharp Edge Beer Emporium this beer poured a very dark brown color with a medium sized tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was fairly strong chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. The flavor was a bit watery but had notes of roasted coffee and a bit of smoke. The smoke lingers. Thin and watery body. Ok.
Thursday, March 13, 2014

umich03jm
3.7
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Black
2005 bottle thanks to Steve for sharing this rare one. Opaque dark brown pour with a huge foamy head that fades to a big ring Cool appearance. Aromas are raisins, licorice, light sour fruit, light roast and hard candy. Big raisin and dark, dried fruit taste with cherry syrup and licorice. It’s turned a bit syrupy over the years but you can tell this was a really good beer at one time. A cool one to try. This obviously aged way better than the hoppy version.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

umich03jm
1.8
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Hoppy
2005 bottle, thanks to Steve for sharing. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with lots of brown sediment floating even from an early pour from the bottle. Aromas are butter, paper, and sour lemon. Tastes pretty much the same. Very cool to try this extrinct beer but it’s safe to say the 9 years hasn’t treated this well.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

tectactoe
2
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Black
[Bottle / 2005] Thanks to Sean for the chance to try this rare old brew! Black pour, no wonder it’s called "Black". Some dark brown/ruby at the edges, topped with a quite active, chunky, & foamy light-tan head for being so old. Aroma is strange... dry grains, rye, charred toast, bready yeast, cotton, old cobweb-ridden cellar floor funk, & some light oxidation. I don’t love it, but it’s already better than the "Hoppy" version of this beer. Taste has a very slight date/raisin tartness, sweet prunes, some anise, cotton, mild cardboard-y oxidation, with a little funky wood in the finish. Kind of bland overall, but not quite the trainwreck that the "Hoppy" version is at this point. Pretty "meh" overall, but glad to try this one nonetheless.
Sunday, March 2, 2014

tectactoe
0.9
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Hoppy
[Bottle / 2005] Thanks to Steve for the chance to try this extinct ghost. Murky, brown-ish orange pour with a little, gray film & collar on top. Not bad for almost 9 years of age. The aroma, though... Wow. Oxidation has certainly had it’s way with this beer. Stale cardboard, mildew, with notes of lemon, faint smoke... & not much else. I swear I was getting small notes of gummy worms, though. Taste, unfortunately, also lost to oxidation. Cardboard, burnt booziness... Wet, stale wood, some mild yeast & Belgian ester-y fruit... Rotten. Swallowed by oxidation. Clumpy mouth feel. Fun to be able to try this, but it was pretty gross, actually. Couldn’t finish it.
Sunday, March 2, 2014

Enjoyit
3.9
Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty
2005 vintage. Unclear reddish of color with a beige head. An aroma of dark fruits, sweets, port, candy, honey, prunes and coconut. A flavor of coconut, malt, port and prunes.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

jtclockwork
3.6
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Hoppy
Bottle shared by Alan at his house. Pours orange brown with white head. Nose and taste of oxidation, stale hops, rye bread, orange peel and toffee malt. Medium body. Still pretty good.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

jtclockwork
3.1
Heavyweight Stickenjab Alt Bier
Bottle shared by Alan at his house. Pours brown with no head. Nose and taste of oxidation, sherry, caramel and bready malt. Lighter medium body.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TheAlum
3.5
Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty
Bottle shared at Dan’s Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). Pours a well hazed murky brownish amber pour, murky and dark with a frothy tannish head that dies to a decent film, laces ok. Aromas show oak, vinous qualities, some vanilla and spirit. Firmer oxidation, toffee and toast. Some caramel, and biscuits, and bread. Initial is red licorice, caramel and toffee, some biscuits, and oak. Vanilla, spirit and whiskey is gentle. Middle is a bit sweet, but firmly thinned. Some toffee, vanilla, oxidation. Backend is touches of spirit, dryness, and oak. A bit oxidized, dry. Still has held up surpringly well. Nice.
Sunday, September 8, 2013

1FastSTi
3.4
Heavyweight Baltus O.V.S.
Thanks jason. Pours to a murky deep brown body with a white head. The aroma is almost a little oxidized. Perhaps a bit of wet dog? The flavor is malty with a lot of strawberry seeds and fruit leather. Medium full body and thick.
Saturday, August 24, 2013

j12601
3.1
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Golden
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a lightly murky golden brown amber with a thin white head. Tangy old oxidized fruit, malt. Soft spicy musk. Definitely old at this point, tangy yeast and tart funk into the finish.
Friday, August 23, 2013

DietPepsican
3
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Hoppy
Keep in mind I traded for this 4-5 years ago, and it has seen less than ideal conditions. Lazy orange pour, pretty rocky head going on for this one. Aroma is wet dog, cardboard, earth, a bit of leather, just a touch of pepper spice and a bit of fruitiness rounds it out. Surprisingly nice mouthfeel, good carbonation. It wasn’t the best, but I’ve had far worse from aged beer.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BuckeyeBoy
3.5
Heavyweight Baltus O.V.S.
12 oz twist cap. Thanks to Steven. Pours out a clear caramel topped with a tiny head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, oldness, and some pit fruit. Taste is much as the aroma with old heading the nose lots of sweetness along with some molasses.
Saturday, August 3, 2013

bhensonb
4.2
Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty
750 shared by Irishboy - thanks for this and so many others! Pours dirty dark brown with no head. Aroma is prune backed by brown sugar. Med body. Flavor is dark fruit, brown sugar, bourbon, oak, and it’snot at all sticky sweet. Arguably a bit oxidized. Or not. Develops pluminess in the finish.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

arkurzynski
3.7
Heavyweight Old Salty
2004 bottle shared by motortoddhead. Thanks! Hazy brownish red pour. Lovely aged barley wine aroma of lightly oxidized malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and aged hops. Flavor is a sweet caramel, brown sugar sweetness, and mild dark fruit with some alcohol spice to clean out the backend. Some faint, degraded hop bitterness. Semi-slick and coating. Very nice for a 9 year-old beer.
Saturday, March 16, 2013

SpringsLicker
3.9
Heavyweight Wee Whale
A bottle from my cellar that I took to the RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Clear brown body under a tan head. Sweet malty aroma. The flavor follows the aroma pretty much.
Thursday, March 7, 2013

reggiedunlop
3
Heavyweight Juhlia
Pours a clear golden honey color with a thin white head. Aroma has honey and lemon...some mild herbal notes. Flavor has some mild tea and honey...herbal and mild oxidation. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and finishes like a Riccola cough drop.
Monday, March 4, 2013

reggiedunlop
3.2
Heavyweight Uncle Bobs Bog Weiss
Pours a hazy honey color with a medium white head. Aroma has some oxidation but notable cranberry. Flavor is like cranberry tea with a papery note.
Monday, March 4, 2013

reggiedunlop
3.4
Heavyweight Two Druids Gruit Ale
Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head...still CO2 but minimal head. Aroma has lots of lemon and honey...smells like a lemon candy/cough drop...some grapefruit. Flavor is lemony tart with lots of grapefruit and a bit of rind...a light herbal/chammomile note. Mouthfeel is light and a bit syrupy and the finish is tart lemon candy.
Monday, March 4, 2013

jbruner
3.8
Heavyweight Wee Whale
Pours an opaque brown from the bottle with thin off-white head and light lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, scotch sweetness. Taste follows, but a little thinner than you would expect, and add some dark fruity notes. Pretty solid, well balanced, and alcohol well hidden.
Friday, March 1, 2013

Sledutah
3.8
Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty
Bottle shared at RBWG
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Vanilla, bourbon and brown sugar
Still a nice BW, still sweet.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

mlunger12
4.2
Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty
Bottle shared at RBWG in the Hotel Lobby. Very sweet, Oak, Raisins and a little hint of metallic oxidation. This is quite great for a 7+ year old brew.
Monday, February 25, 2013

burg326
3.6
Heavyweight Wee Whale
Bottle shared at RBWG poured a cloudy brown color with aromas of caramel, light dark fruit, toffee, and light oxidation. Flavors are the same but less oxidation. A nice scoth ale over all thanks to whoever brought this little gem.
Monday, February 25, 2013

aracauna
3.9
Heavyweight Wee Whale
Hazy brown. Long lasting head. Nutty aroma. Property, perhaps from alcohol. Slightly earthy. Sweet.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

b3shine
3.3
Heavyweight Wee Whale
750 ml bottle to taster at the RBWG (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks solid; a fairly opaque brown with beige lacing. Smells of oxidized caramel. Tastes like it smells, only better (and less oxidized), with a surprisingly good mouthfeel. Glad to get to try this one from a now defunct brewery.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

Leighton
4.2
Heavyweight Wee Whale
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear, copper-brown with a creamy, beige head. Some oxidized malts in the nose, caramel, lightly tangy fruits, berries. Medium to big sweet flavor, toffee, ripe fruits, plums, bread, light leaves. Mellow oxidation. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, loads of toffee, ripe fruits and bread. Has aged well. Delicious.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

thedm
3
Heavyweight Wee Whale
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish mild vinous hop aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of brown malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Saturday, February 23, 2013