Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jimmys:
4.21/5 rDev +6.9%
bottled 05.06.13. poured into tulip.
A: a very cloudy pour. a bit too cloudy considering the upright condition this bottle was held in. caramel hued. head is slightly off-white. good retention. limited lacing.
S: great bourbon character right off the bat. oak, vanilla, heat. a lot of those characteristics with a rich caramel malt backbone highlights the nose.
T: definitely get a lot booze. a lot of caramel too. really rich but not sticky. really present vanilla bean flavor. soft and smooth. finish is filled with sweet unfermentables and more booze. wish I got a bit more Belgian quad flavors out of this. that or fermentation flavors. I suppose the majority was overtaken by the bourbon barrels. not the worst thing to overtake a flavor...
M: a really gentle fizz. subtle bottle conditioning. I think it works well. huge body.
D: really impressed with this brew from weyerbacher. this and their Insanity are two top notch bourbon barrel aged brews imo. got another one in the cellar, should be really good in about a year after some of the heat has perhaps dissipated. ill report back.
12-19-2013 03:45:14 | More by Jimmys
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
A good brew to sip on on Halloween night,poured into an oversized wine glass a deep rich amber it looked very nice in the light a thinner head atop.Deep dark fruit aromas with passing oak/vanilla tones a sweet alcohol prevails as well,somewhat sweet on the palate liked alcohol infused raisins and or prunes along with brown sugar and vanilla oaky tones.Its a sipper not something you would wanna drink early in the day but it fit the moment well.
11-01-2007 14:15:26 | More by oberon
4.16/5 rDev +5.6%
750ml bottle poured into a glass. Finally warm enough to be able to sit on my patio for this!
Appearance: caramel colored liquid with a two fingered white head on top. Vigorous bubbling action in the beer. Takes a bit of time for the head to diminish.
Smell: plums and vanilla and spices, like a normal quad, but with some bourbon notes mixed in. Happy that the bourbon doesn't overpower the base quad notes.
Taste: at first sip, it tastes like your normal quad and then... BAM. The bourbon notes come out of nowhere. This has a lot of complexity to it. Not to the level of Abt 12, mind you, but this is still pretty darn good.
Mouthfeel: pretty full bodied. Sticky. Bourbon surprisingly doesn't linger, but the sweetness does.
Overall: definitely like this. Definitely expect to be feeling this bottle later on.
05-10-2014 23:46:25 | More by don1481
3.6/5 rDev -8.6%
This one is not to be f#$%ed around with, to put it blasphemously. Pours a dark amber with a prune-ish tint, and a couple fingers of head that settle in a ring around the rim of my snifter. There's a sharp blast of booze in the nostrils comprised of bourbon, vanilla extract, banana and some raisin, though not as much as the Quad, it's close cousin.
Even more bourbon in the flavor, and while it's hard to cut through the booziness, some of the raisin and fruity esters present themselves on the sides of the tongue. Although only .6% higher in abv than the Quad, this is a whole different ballgame due to the sharpness of the alcohol. Make sure you're not going anywhere for a while; this is one of few beers I would recommend sharing your bomber with a friend. Acidic on the throat and heavy in the stomach, it's not something you'll probably need or want seconds of. That said, I'm always a fan of extremes, and this one certainly fits the bill.
05-21-2008 01:35:00 | More by boston2bburg
2.98/5 rDev -24.4%
Big old 22oz bomber of this one pours into my glass a fiery red orange hue with good clarity and a small head that quickly fades away. Aromas start with sweet malts, toffee and fruits. Woody oak barrel accents and a boozy undertone. Mellow vanilla running underneath.
First sip brings sweet malts upfront with a syrupy undertone. Toffee and fruits wind their way in and out. Big bourbon and woody boozy accents seep through this brew. Flows down with a lingering boozy sweetness and oak tannins. Not really to my liking.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit slick and syrupy. Mellow carbonation. Overall it's a bit too hot and sweet for me personally, but there are good flavors running throughout. Glad I got to try it but I enjoy the other Weyerbacher barrel aged offerings much better.
08-01-2009 04:34:53 | More by orbitalr0x
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
A 22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. I was trying to compare this to Quad, and found this one a little more interesting. It had a dark amber color with a thin head. It had a sweet, fruity aroma, with a vinous character. An explosion of taste. Fruity, some chocolate, yeasty, and wine. I thought it was very smooth and mellow. However, I don't think I'd drink this and Quad together in one sitting again. Next time, Blasphemy alone.
04-25-2007 22:03:58 | More by lordofthewiens
3.68/5 rDev -6.6%
Bottle from Proof Bottle Shop. Pours a hazy brown with a tinge of red. Cream colored head that lasted pretty well. Collar persistedthroughout the entire bomber. Aroma is mostly fig, and red grape with lots of molasses and whiskey booziness to it. Taste is almost the exact same but with some vanilla and cherry as well. Mouthfeel is enjoyably boozy. The booziness that detracts from the taste and smell is airy and pungent on the tongue. I'm glad I've got a few more of these for this winter and next winter. I'm hoping the booze subsides and morphs into something else.
11-04-2013 00:36:14 | More by mverity
3.48/5 rDev -11.7%
22 oz bottle pours a chill hazed coppery auburn body with a creamy beige head. Some sheet lacing is left on the goblet.
Aroma is fruity apricot and orange, vanilla, hints of berries, woody oak, and some booze.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some hot alcohol.
Taste has some peppery hot alcohol all the way through that is a major distraction. Whisky soaked tropical fruits, vanilla, and a soft oakiness struggle against the alcohol.
I didn't care much for the QUAD but the oak aging does add some complexity. If this were available in a smaller bottle I might try it again.
08-18-2007 20:54:22 | More by merlin48
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
On tap at the Blind Tier Ale Hse in NYC a few weeks ago and reviewed from notes. Pours cloudy darkish, smoky almond, minor light tan head and leaving a tiny bubble film and fine light lacing. The nose here is boldly of crisp spicing and alcohol. One sip and its obvious that this a strong, heady and complex brew. Notes of currents, rum, brandy, burnt grains, alot going on here, not for the faint of heart/palate, not for quaffing, and not for fans of pissy yellow beer. Fine night capper/late night sipper.
04-28-2007 14:14:05 | More by Billolick
3.9/5 rDev -1%
Amber color, white head and decent retention. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruits in the nose. Bourbon, oak, cherry, and a little bit of vinous character in the taste. Lighter side of medium bodied and light carbonation. I'd try this again for sure.
12-28-2008 01:38:56 | More by badbeer
4.22/5 rDev +7.1%
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a clear medium brown with a very small white head. The aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla and cherry. The flavor is bourbon, cherries and other dark fruit, alcohol, vanilla, oak and chocolate. This is one boozy quadrupel. Low carbonation and medium mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this although the alcohol could be toned down a little bit in order to make it more drinkable. I have only had a few oak aged quadrupels but I really like the way they react with the barrels. This beer is no exception.
05-19-2010 01:57:59 | More by Mora2000
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.
Appearance: Dark orangish-brown that glows red in the light. Some off-white head and lacing.
Smell: Very malty and sweet, with plums, raisins, figs and banana. The barrel-aging comes through with vanilla and bourbon. Slightly musty as well.
Taste: Overripe fruit (almost decaying) of plum, figs and raisins. The barrels provide the other half of the flavor profile with vanilla, bourbon and coconut. While fairly sweet, there is an oaky finish that prevents it from getting as cloying as their standard Quad.
Feel: Fairly low carbonation, chewy full body. Fairly smooth and warming. Wish it was slightly more effervescent.
Overall: While still a little on the sweet end, it is amazing how much better the barrel-aging made this beer.
10-26-2011 00:11:15 | More by bsp77
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