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%. Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Meh. Smells good, pour looks great, itís the taste that dissappoints. The Bel-influence is very evident and this one pretty much just tastes like roasted malts and thatís all she wrote. To me, taste is the most important aspect, skip this one. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Appearance: pours dense and black Ė not quite oily but impressive. Some head but nothing to write home about which is okay because itíd get in the way of the beer.
GMCC2181 (1608) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 20, 2011
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 Ė old and musty Ė black forests of Germany. Amazing. Sensuous and of the olden times. Lingers long on top of the tongue.
Final Thoughts: itís been a while since I tasted some Weyerbacher and maybe itís time I went back to Pennsylvania to revisit some classics and some new world treats. Delicious!
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. drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Poured jet black with a head that faded quickly smelled sweet chocolatey tasted about the same with a bit of alcohol kick good beer
BREWMUSKCLES (2673) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
nice beer as described by the brewer. malty and vinous with spice like licorice and anise, i suppose there is the Earth. Simply a superior Stout in my mind with a frothy and tingly carbonation. Light cocoa influence this is something to pair with at the BBQ or anywhere that like spicy foods will be served. Donít be surprised if the beer steals the show! anders37 (26257) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle @ PapsÝ. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate aroma. Roasted malty thick chocolate flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish. obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2011
The Tiny isnít all that bad of an impy stout, but itís not among the best. The appearance is the best quality of this beer, but it lacks in the overall flavor, body and mouthfeel. This stout starts off with a huge amount of awesome potential, with a very dark pour of a black color and huge tan head. The head does not leave much lacing, though. The aroma is quite agressive and forthright, with notes of whiskey, alcohol, oak and hops. The sweetness and alcohol presence of the nose is quite a put-off, though. The aroma is very strong; maybe a little too strong. The mouthfeel of this stout is a little too lively, with a little too much carbonation and activity. The flavors a bit too overpowering, as well. I taste a bit too much whiskey or bourbon on my tongue. The hops are a little too much, as well. There wasnít much balance in this imperial stout. It was a lot of alcohol and not a whole lot of flavor. Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Rich dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, espresso, dark fruit (notably prunes), raisons, and bittersweet chocolate; Some alcohol at the finish; Nicely balanced; Overall, not terribly complex - but pretty good. cgarvieuk (24236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2011
bottle at jens ... dark black ... huge foam head ... dropng to thin scum lacing ... soft chocolate roast malt nose ... deep dark roast ... little toffee malt ... chocolate roast ...little bitter roast ... some dark vine fruits ... nice but not stunning