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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (2205) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Pours black with a medium tan head. Head dissipated quickly down to a film which lasted throughout, great lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasty coffee, boozy and black liorice. Taste is sweet up front with the coffee bitters on the finish. The alcohol was well hidden but there was a definite warming on the finish. Had cellared for over a year.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1518) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Opaque black with a thick light-brown head, impressively heavy body with medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: alcohol, dark malts, chocolate, sake, belgian yeast esters like bubblegum and banana, minerality, and leafy hops.

Taste: chocolate and charred malt (like the slightly overdone edge of a brownie), fruity alcohol, and some tobacco leaf hop bitterness.

Lots of dark malt, but not charred or astringent. Good balance, through combined effort of hop bitterness and alcohol warmth. Quite easy to drink considering the high ABV and very heavy body. More intensity than complexity. Im glad I aged this for several months, but a year would be even better.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Pours pitch black with a lasting brown head. Very inviting aroma of dark chocolate with cherries and alcohol. Sweet flavor of dark chocolate, wine, dark fruits, and a bit of coffee and spice. Long roasted and alcoholic finish. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with fine carbonation. A delicious imperial stout that is distinctly Belgian. This beer approaches closer to perfection than Ive had in a long time, maybe ever.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2011
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Big and chocolatey roasted aroma with a mild licorice hint underneath. Very sweet and chocolatey at the start of the flavor that lingers with a deep fruit hint and then moves to a deep and roasted coffee finish. Almost has a mocha aftertaste to it. Very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5947) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of lightly burnt coffee, chocolate, and abv. Chocolate, light coffee, and abv. A bit fizzy for my taste. Very nice warmthh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12296) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
750 bottle-pours a disappearing brown head and black color. Aroma is rich dark malt-licorice/roasty, acidic. Taste is rich dark malt-licorice/roasty/molasses, acidic, some earthy hops. Soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Pitch Black pour with a thin but dense tan head. Very malty aroma with some chocolate, roast, coffee, and licorice. A slight whiff of alcohol. Very thick, robust palate. Flavor is heavy malt, definitely on the sweet side. Bittersweet chocolate, licorice, and molasses round out the finish, which is just a little bit boozy. Some burnt toast flavor, but not nearly as much as most of the other impy stouts in this ABV range, Alcohol heat gets more noticeable as it gets around room temperature. Still, very delicious. Could use a little age to mellow it out but still a great stout as is. A lot more mellow than I was expecting given the 11.8%.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Meh. Smells good, pour looks great, its the taste that dissappoints. The Bel-influence is very evident and this one pretty much just tastes like roasted malts and thats all she wrote. To me, taste is the most important aspect, skip this one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Appearance: pours dense and black not quite oily but impressive. Some head but nothing to write home about which is okay because itd get in the way of the beer.
Nose: espresso beans, crema, bakers chocolate, pure black cacao. Hops skirt along the edges as a general bitterness with a touch of pine. The burnt and the bitter complement each other lovely. Tobacco leaf and woods, burnt sticks and twigs mingle. Background essence of charcoal and cooled embers. Green leaf. Chestnuts both whole and unroasted.
Palate: clean and creamy. Tingles along sides of mouth from first quaff to last. Leathers. Dense fudgy finish, brownies. Dark fruits, tar and char, leather tart tannic tingle. Meaty, dense, and chewy. Black cake. Plum in the middle flits in and out. Fudge and chocolates underneath also. Deliciously intriguing. Port wood notes. Earthen old and musty black forests of Germany. Amazing. Sensuous and of the olden times. Lingers long on top of the tongue.
Final Thoughts: its been a while since I tasted some Weyerbacher and maybe its time I went back to Pennsylvania to revisit some classics and some new world treats. Delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1601) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle picked up at StateLine May 2010. Nice "pop" of the cork while unsealing. Pours a black color, with a decent head that faded quickly. Nose of some dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is lots of dark fruits, figs, raisons, dark chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee grinds. Smooth texture, creamy, little oily. Alcohol very well hidden. Overall: A big stout with some quad characteristics..... I appreciate the uniqness in this beer.


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