michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of yeast, light alcohol, light spices, and slight banana. Poured dark amber/brown in color with a large, creamy, rocky, dense, beige head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of yeast, light banana, slight spices, slight cocoa, and hints of hops and honey. Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Creamy, yeasty finish is lightly sticky. 11.8%ABV is totally hidden. Ratman197 (15612) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, dates, fig, cherry and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of toffee, dates, cherry and light carmel with a smooth dry warming lingering toffee finish. egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Murky brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, caramel malts, banana, clove, roast, and some cocoa. Taste of nuts, banana bread, caramel malts, with light cocoa, and alcohol. checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s: Poured a dark amber with a thick head. The aroma was spice and sweet fruit. The flavor was definitely spicier than the original. The fruit is more present in this darker version with some light hops present. Overall, just as good if not a tad better than the original. ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
12 oz bottle served in tulip. Pour is mahogany with 2 fingers of off-white head. Nose is wheat, spice, ginger, pear, and alcohol. Taste is right on par, but the pear takes on a light summer fruit sweetness, rather than the distinctiveness that consuming the actual fruit offers. Even though there is at least a half a year on this bottle, it still comes off a bit hot. It is not a factor that ruins the beer by all means, but it is definitely not stealthily blended either. I think I prefer this version, over the standard, despite my previous rating. I have been finding I am more into DIPAs and brown ales as of late. All in all, grab one in the chance presents itself, but it is not as enjoyable as some of the other anniversary beers that Weyerbacher has offered.
User37895 (3085) - - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle as Weyerbacher Fourteen, Special Dark, courtesy of Robert again at State Line! The pour was amberish in color, ok initial head. The aroma was strong lighter fruits, honey, vanilla. The flavor was all that, some wheaty bite in the front and finish, spices, sweet, slick, fruity esters. The mouthfeel was a bit sticky, a touch undercarbonated? Thanks, Roberto! glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Thanks to Pollack for this bottle. "Special Dark" version. Cloudy dark reddish brown thin head. Aroma of banana and other fruity esters. Taste packs in tons of flavor. Same fruity esters, sweet caramel. Solid bitterness to finish. Alcohol isn’t hidden at all. Kind of an odd mix altogether, but not awful. douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2009
12 ounce bottle, listed special dark 14th anniversary thanks to Eric. Pours a very cloudy brown color with a large beige head. The aroma is sweet malts, banana esters, light mustiness. The flavor is similar; like a rich Belgian ale, sweet bananas, musty malts, spicy and sweet. Very unique.