BeerdedDave (1875) - Beckley, USA - JAN 23, 2017
black molasses like color; funky, sweet, roasted malt; chocolaty aroma; very complex roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, alcohol,and fruity Belgian funk Evolutionary (523) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Wow. This is tasty. Bottle from andersons. Would do again in no doubt, but more of a beer at a time kind of beer. Nose is complex with caramel, cereal, roasty, floral, dough, smoke, and fruit. Body largely follows. Hides the % well after the first sip. The belgian influence on an imperial stout is a great idea and one I didn’t expect. Only get hints here and there, but wow, its good. ffaoe (912) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2017
roasty, chocolately aromas. pitch black in color with really nice long lasting brown head. taste is primarily of chocolate, notes of coffee, roasted barley, very faint booziness. strap (963) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
Black with no head. chocolate, nuts, a little raisin, roasted espresso. some alcohol warming. a good sipping brew. chinchill (5311) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2016
12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 30 April 2015 and a BB date of 30 April 2017 in a Belgian snifter on 11 Dec. 2016.
Pours, thick, essentially black, opaque, and with minimal signs of carbonation. Virtually no head or lacing. The aroma seems a bit off, even for the Belgian style: it’s quite mossy and earthy, with hints of fresh cut wood and black licorice. This characterization only partially carries over to the far more appealing flavor. Some molasses, burnt grain notes and light spicing.
Overall: interesting and more than drinkable, but still disappointing, especially from Weyerbacher.
Scouser (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours a dark, almost black, brown. No head or lacing so it lost some points. Nice aroma of treacle, raisins, caramel. Tastes of treacle, raisins with hints of licorice, a little booze. A nice winter beer. Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Nice easy dating on the bottle. Bottled September 28th 2016, best by September 28th 2018.
It pours pitch black, small head of tan foam.
I smell cloves, anise, candi sugar, dark fruit, roasted malt, alcohol.
Ditto for the taste. Dark pitted fruit stand out more here than in the smell. Alcohol is manageable. Does it resemble a Belgian style Imperial Stout? You betcha.
To me, full bodied with ample carbonation.
This is quite a treat. islay (2996) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Pours from a 25.4 oz. bottle, consumed on 11-23-16. I purchased the bottle on the order of a year ago. Pours dark brown with a small amount of dark taupe head. Sweet aroma features scents of brown sugar, chocolate cake, pomegranate, and raisins. Merlot wine-like smell. Roasted, chocolate aroma with dry, pencil shavings, wood chips finish. The Belgian quality comes mostly in the form of a sugary sweetness than in discernable Belgian yeast character. Medium to full body. Reasonably lively. Forgettable palate effects. A pleasant and inoffensive beer but nothing special for an imperial stout. jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2016
Sampled from bottle at the special Weyerbacher tasting in Getränke Oase.
Black, golden brown edges, low head.
Caramel toffee aroma, licorice light sticky body, licorice, molasses.
SinH4 (6250) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with tan head. Aroma is boozy, molasses, spicy yeasts. Taste is boozy, some raisins and prunes, again a bit spicy yeasts. Medium carbonation. Not my kind of beer.