Weez - Maine Beer Company
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4.01/5 rDev +2.6%
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dark tan colored head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose along with some hints of citrus and pine resin hops.
T: Flavors of dark roasted malts seem to dominate the overall taste, which has a light to moderate amount of bitterness and hints of citrus and pine resin hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice Black IPA if you like flavors of dark roasted malts but a beer that isn't overly bitter, hoppy or roasty.
Note: Brewed on 6/11/13
07-22-2013 02:08:21 | More by metter98
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
Poured black with a dense head of creamy tan foam. Long lasting lace, sticky in the glass. Extended head retention as well.
Mild roasty aroma, light trace of ash, lightly piney hop oils.
Taste is roasty and moderately bitter, piney hops linger into the dry aftertaste. Creamy and fairly substantial in body. Char lingers momentarily in the middle, fading into bitter resinous hops. Overall it's good for what it is, but for the price I'll keep drinking Wookey Jack.
11-18-2013 02:02:10 | More by emerge077
4.14/5 rDev +5.9%
500ml bottle. 'Weez' does indeed sound like a swell name for a kitty-cat, especially one recently removed from its stray status.
This beer pours a rather solid russet brown-tinted black, with a foaming tower of frothy, dense, and somewhat creamy dark beige head, which leaves a thorough array of webbed bonsai tree lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away. One sexy-looking brew, I gotta say.
It smells of roasted, kind of meaty caramel malt, a touch of nutty toffee sweetness, dry chocolate and lightly milked coffee, dank pine-heavy forest floor, singed orange and grapefruit flesh, and a further bitter floral, earthy hoppiness. The taste is a damned-near perfect blend of peppy citrus rind/pine tips/musty herbal hop notes, and lightly toasty and roasty bready caramel malt, with some lesser cocoa, coffee, black licorice, a hint of wet ash, and a sort of removed floral, perfumed alcohol warming.
The carbonation is quite tight, yet quite genial about it, the body a stocky medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops taking their minor ounce or two of flesh, and even a tad creamy, in the airy sense. It finishes barely off-dry, the roast pulling in the reins, and the citrus and pine notes settling into a pleasant sort of oblivion.
For a style that I am mostly not even middling about, this is the exception that seems to shatter my rule - roasty, toasty malt, and the typically heady citrus, pine, and floral hops of the perfect IPA. Ok, I've seen this before, but never in such a pleasantly rounded and integrated manner - it's like I know what I'm tasting, but suddenly I'm just freakin' fine with it. Huh. Anyways, this one makes an impression, in a very good way.
04-05-2014 04:33:47 | More by biboergosum
4.23/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep black color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains chocolate, floral hops roasted malts and citrus.
T: The taste starts out with a bitter-sweet flavor of dark chocolate followed by a strong hops presence. Then some citrus and chocolate sweetness comes in. The roasted malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is very solid beer to pound down for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.
02-16-2014 04:31:14 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.71/5 rDev -5.1%
Appears pitch black big khaki tan head forms fine even spread lacing on the sides of my chalice, great looking black IPA.
Smells of anise, herbal hops, and mild citrus peel notes with black dark roasted malt layers.
Flavor slightly tart and bitter with citrus notes, dark milky dark chocolate notes, herbal bittering hops cleans out the rest of the semi sweet malt character.
Mouthfeel is medium ale with a dark chocolate citric peel bitterness dry character left with each sip. Nothing like any of the other Maine beer company's dark beer characteristics.
Overall, I'm excited to see more dark hoppy offerings from them.
06-12-2014 19:54:18 | More by WVbeergeek
3.64/5 rDev -6.9%
Just finished Another One, so time to do this back to back. Not expecting a lot since I'm not a huge fan of American Black Ales, but we'll see. Bottled 09/03/13 same as Another One.
A darker mocha colored 2 finger fluffy head similar to Another One but darker colored, fades semi slowly with nice lacing, pitch black beer with no light coming through.
Nose brings a lot more of the dark malts, little mocha and roast, a little fresh coffee and roast, little dark powdered cocoa mix aroma, lots of black malt too. Hops are there but not much, they are drowned out by the dark malts and roast, the hops that come out are more on the spicy chewy side, amazing how the same hops can take a completely different perspective depending on how the malts mask or complement it. The deeper I nose a slight hint of a citrus and fruity hop character come through, a hint of pineapple interestingly, and some fluffy nougat.
Taste brings chocolate, dark malts, powdered cocoa, baker's choc, and a little black malt to start. A little creamy, and some light caramel and nougat, but not a lot of either, with touch of roast and coffee. Then Hops come through a lot more than the nose, but again the spicy chewy aspect of the hops. Again amazing how different the hops taste than on Another One. The nice tropical fruits, resin, and citrus really get masked by the dark malts, and the spicy chewy hops shine through with help from the tannins of the dark roasty malts. I eventually get a little citrus, a mild floral hop, touch of rind, and a little generic fruit but not much, and it's hard to get any of that. The caramel comes out a bit more as it warms, as well as a bit of orange peel citrus hop. Finish is dry but not as dry as Another One, a little sticky like, quite bitter and about the same overall bitterness, long lingering bitterness, hint of pine but mostly spicy and chewy.
Mouth is med bod, a little creamy, decent carb almost fluffy.
Overall not bad for a black IPA, nice malts, the hops get a little in the way of it, and the malts get in the way of the hops, so overall again I think this is a completely flawed style, and this shows why. Two different beers, same hops, different malts, the wheat and light malt beer in the Another One was awesome and the hops brought resin, tropical fruit, juicy generic fruit, floral aroma, very nice hop character. The dark malts drown out the nice part of the hops, and contrast what comes through from the nice hops, and brings out the less interesting parts of the hops, just not nearly as tasty.
10-04-2013 02:38:00 | More by jlindros
3.95/5 rDev +1%
From 07/23/14 notes. On tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC. 14 oz pour in a tulip.
a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of dark brown head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks very nice.
s - Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, pint hops, and very light citrus. very good, though not as balanced or hoppy as I was expecting. Roasted notes dominate the nose.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, pine hops, citrus hops, floral notes, grapefruit, cocoa, and mocha notes. More balanced than the nose and more hops, very good and better.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No bitterness, pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall a good Black IPA...not one of the best I've had, and not MBC's best, but quite good. Taste is good and balanced, worth checking out.
07-24-2014 16:18:31 | More by mdfb79
4.16/5 rDev +6.4%
Tall, lumpy, beige head; leaves a center dome of foam. A web of lace as it recedes, most of it lumpy. Dark, dark brown liquid where no light shines through.
Wonderful blend of burnt toast and heavily bitter, but floral, hop. This is a beautiful smelling beer.
Very dry with a strong burnt malt flavor. The finish is bitter from the hop and the overly roasted barley. Thinnish body, above average carbonation--so the flavor is the dominate feature of this brew. Think bitter stout.
07-13-2013 21:39:40 | More by smcolw
2.95/5 rDev -24.6%
Bottled on 12-31-13
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass without even the slightest hint if lighter color. There's a two finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.
Dank, earthy aroma with prominent resinous, oily hops along with grassy pine needle, a touch of citrus and a slightly smokey, dark malt backbone. Underneath the earthy hops, the smokey element of the malt bill gives off a very subtle phenolic presence but it isn't very distracting or unpleasant. Some liquid smoke and charcoal along with dark chocolate, oatmeal, robust coffee bean and sweeter, dessert-like malt character. The malts begin to overpower the hops as it warms but the nose remains complex and inviting.
On the fuller end of medium body with slight viscosity and soft carbonation. Very dry and bitter up front with the earthy hops and charred malt flavors playing off of each other. Strong sticky, resinous hop flavor up front with grass, pine and spruce tip but it's missing the subtle citrus presence found in the nose. The hops are countered by a deeply roasted dark malt backbone that is somewhat acrid and nearly burnt tasting. The smoke presence is a bit stronger than in the aroma with hints of ash, charcoal and burnt toast along with used coffee grinds, oatmeal and dark chocolate. This beer has a decent balance of hops and malt but tastes very one dimensional with a ton of tongue scraping, dry bitterness and overwhelming roast. Needs a lot more sweetness to balance things out. Overall, this isn't a terrible beer but it's boring, a bit harsh and tough to drink.
01-30-2014 06:35:56 | More by corby112
4.08/5 rDev +4.3%
A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface and just a faint amount of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a four finger tall foamy (made up of gigantic bubbles) mocha head that slowly reduces to an inch thick foamy cap in the center of the beer surrounded by a finger thin layer covering the reminder of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with slightly stronger aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/lemon peel, and pine hops.
T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts which seem to build in strength to moderate to strong flavors as the beer warms up. Following the malts, there are some lighter flavors of pine, citrus/lemon peel, and earthy hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which linger for a moderate amount of time.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with just a hint of dryness in the finish.
O: Definitely a well constructed black IPA which can be a hit or miss style with me - I like how the nose makes the beer seem like it will be extremely hoppy but the flavor is much more roasty. The alcohol is well hidden and the beer is relatively easy to drink. Enjoyable and definitely one to grab.
06-23-2013 20:54:22 | More by dbrauneis
Weez from Maine Beer Company
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