changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle from fbm115. Pours a near black color with a thick tan head on top. Toasted almonds, oats, and roasted barley consist of the aroma. The flavors show a lot of toasted caramel, almond, and roasted char along with peppery notes. There’s a bit of an oil-like quality to this for sure. Silky going down with some creamy notes settling on the palate which helps counter some of the roasty blackened char flavors that seem to really stand out. Not necessarily my cup of tea but overall pretty solid stuff. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a short cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up well-roasted, near-burnt black patent and coffee maltage.. touches of brown sugar and vanilla too.. warm, malty, and totally enticing. The flavor found more of the same malts at the core, picking up an interesting complement of pine and lesser earthy hoppage on the edges.. more bitter through the finish, joined by coffee grounds and alcohol warmth.. a little smoke at the end, too. Medium-bodied with an ideal lower level of carbonation on the palate.. great balance between roasted malts, hoppage, and a touch of malty sourness.. great brew! hopscotch (11432) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle... Mostly clear, very dark ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. When held up to light, a crimson hue is revealed. Nutty, chocolaty bouquet with a splash of tawny port. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. Good balance. Crisp, chocolaty, bittersweet flavor. Finishes more bitter than sweet with a kiss of mocha. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian! DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Draft. Pours deep brown with off tan head. Nose was dark malt, dark choc, slight rauch, some molasses. Tastes rich, complex, with solid dark malt, chocoff, earthy, and dark fruity flavors. Well balanced and rich, this one is nice, and goes well with an Oliva Series V cigar. fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2010
bottle thanks Zath, I’ve wanted to try this one. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is burnt sugar, caramel, and a light smoke note. Flavor is rich and very thick roasted malt, burnt brown sugar, and a nice bit of clean hops in the finish. The mouth feel of this beer is heavenly. Silky smooth and delicious.
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2010
On tap at The Institute. Near black cola appearance with a thin white head. Pleasant nose of milk chocolate, somewhat muted malt. Flavor a bit stronger with more roast element but still dominant chocolate. Thick body, biting carbonation. 8.2% undetectable, which for Weyerbacher is typically a challenge even at 3% ABV. Drinkable, but more and stronger nuance would be appreciated. Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Soy saucy brown black, with chocolate aroma. Prominent chocolate in taste, with a clean middle and finish. Low bitterness. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
big thanks to footbalm for this rare importer! pours a farly dark brown with a dark khaki head that is generous and has nice retention. nose is big with lots of roastness, some hints of cocoa, hops and cinnamon. the taste is similar, though a lil nicer. big, tons of roast, good hop profile, some caramel, cloves and other spices, pretty tasty. mouthfeel is nice and creamy, smooth and silky. there is a slightly over dryness that happens a minute or two afterwards from the huge amount of roast in there. nice stuff, glad i got to try it! HonusWagner (2248) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 A solid drinking beer, this one poured a dark brown with minimal head (on draft). Not really impressive looking, but I was at a bar and didn’t really study it exhaustively. The important thing is that the aroma pops off with really good chocolate notes right from the start. The mouthfeel is not as rich or creamy as I would have liked. Tastewise, there’s not nearly as much carryover as I would like from the nose. Some weak chocolate malt aromas. This beer doesn’t really go boom in your mouth, and the taste is weak considering how nice the smell is. Not a bad porter at all, but doesn’t deliver on its promise.
Rerate: Odd bitterness without much payoff. Nose not as interesting. Still yet to be awestruck by Weyerbacher. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Nose is of malt, nut and peat. Taste is of roast malt and syrup. Mouthfeel is medium and a tad sweet. Pretty good.