Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +20.9%
Dark Amber with moderate head. Smell is primarily of bourbon with a hint of sweetness. No hop aroma.
Taste is sublime. The bourbon dominates, but the malt balances it. Alcohol is present but does not burn. Slight oak flavor as well. Tastes much more like an old ale than a quad. There are no "belgian" flavors whatsoever, yet the beer is so good, it doesn't matter.
Mouthfeel is perfect for the flavor. Not too thick, not too thin. Moderate carbonation works just right.
For an almost 12% ABV beer, t is amazingly drinkable. This is a beer definitely worth seeking out. Once my Papier runs out (what a sad day that will be!!), Blasphemy will definitely keep me going.
04-09-2010 22:50:13 | More by joerodiii
4.72/5 rDev +20.1%
Oh yeah, found a new fave. Pours dark brown, looks a bit like a brown ale, very little head. Smells sweet, way to sweet. However the taste, oh yeah how to describe. Quite sweet but balanced with the high alcohol level, sweetness is like figs, strange artifical sweetner, alcohol and spices. This combo just works and it is damn delicious. Overall this is a very serious nightcap sipping beer. I have to get more of this, love it, highly recommended.
04-16-2007 01:13:13 | More by Manosbeeroffate
4.72/5 rDev +20.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my goblet.
A: The glass displays a gorgeous golden/red color when held up to the light.
S: Outstanding! A nose of oak and bourbon with strong funky belgian phenols follows...
T: Outstanding! Flavors of oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, maple, nougat, toffie, caramel, belgian fruits, prunes, raisons....the list goes on.
M: Thick like syrup, the mouthfeel complements the taste...
D: This is a special treat...to be sipped and savored like a fine cognac, definately not a session beer. Hats off to weyerbacher...this is a truly spectacular beer. More breweries need to experiment with bourbon barrel aged belgian style beers...
12-21-2008 04:14:47 | More by CoalCellar
4.7/5 rDev +19.6%
I poured this brew into a SA sensory glass with no head whatsoever.
The head developed about 1 inch, dissipating rapidly with no lacing.
There is an overpowering smell of Whiskey mixed with oak, combined with a berry/nut smell. Whiskey definetly stands out in the forefront.
The taste is very much like a fruity glass of whiskey oak beer! Who'd have thought! ;) The finish is of nuts and raisins. As a whole, not super overpowering taste but balanced quite well. Im not a big whiskey drinker but this mild taste is great. LIke a scotch ale, this could easily gateway me into whiskey.
Nice and thick mouthfeel without heavily sticking to your throat. Washes down very well, leaving a hint of oak and whiskey taste in the back of your throat without the burn.
At 11.8 abv, its actually very drinkable. I dont think id go through more than 1 bottle (22oz bomber) at a sitting, but id definetly want to have more on hand for other nights...which i dont currently. =(
Also leaves a warm feeling in your belly. This would be nice on a cold winter night.
04-12-2009 22:17:20 | More by blatherbeard
4.7/5 rDev +19.6%
Had this one while touring their brewery lately, and had to make it a point to grab some for the road (especially since it's apparently retired, for the time being).
Poured darker than expected into a plastic sampling cup with a bit of foam up top.
Smelled richly sweet, and reminded me of old oak barrels.
Taste was powerful but smooth, with a rich mouthfeel that left a nice sweet coating. You can definitely observe the bourbon that it leeches from the walls of the barrels as it's aging, which lends to its strength.
I absolutely can't wait to open one of the bottles I brought home. Delicious beer, if you like 'em strong.
05-04-2009 14:12:47 | More by antinexus
4.68/5 rDev +19.1%
A- Pours a deep amber color, obviously hazy with a small (yet thick) white head that most certianly sticks around for some time
A- WOW. This is a huge beer. Belgian Yeast + American Bourbon notes dominate this beer. Some earthy fruit and darker flavors exist, but this is distinctly bourbon tasting.
F- Am I drinking a beer or whiskey? Either way is + when it comes to Weyerbacher! This beer is heavy on the vanilla/oak notes, but nevertheless delivers.
M - Slight carbontation (this beer IMO does not need a carbonation precsense), with an underlying fruity sweet quad taste. Is it heavy? perhaps not...but this beer would put hair on the chests of those who believe it is sessionable.
Overall: What a huge beer. I lvoe every bit of it! Weyerbacher Quad is a fantasitc beer in itself, and (while retired) the bourbon aged aspect lends a completly new taste to the beer. While many may dismiss this as 'to boozy' or 'to exteme', I find it very good in the sense that this beer makes you recognize the fact that good beer is big beer. Huge ABV, big time Bourbon Taste, Quad undertones...what more could a beer drinker ask for? Not much (this side of scantily clad women).
Blasphemy is a beer that 'big beer' guys will long debate of being potentially over the edge. If you like Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot, Insanity, Quad, or Merry Monks...this beer is for you. In your face, HUGE in flavor, and big in ABV...perfect IMO. I have 3 6 packs in my cellar as we speak, and I look forward to finnishing them all.
07-18-2009 02:16:35 | More by codyace
4.63/5 rDev +17.8%
A- Dark amber color, no lacing, no head, hazy whole way through.
S- Booze right off the bat, the bourbon really comes through in the smell. Notes of carmel, sweet malts come through, little to no hop presence.
M- Rich, full bodied, good carbonation.
T- Matches the nose, booze is very strong, even stronger with the bourbon. As it warms up the rest of the malt notes come through. Notes of cherry and malt cut through the bourbon.
Overall- One of my favorite bourbon barrel aged beers. Putting a few away for aging. Should get better with time, another great beer for wheyerbacher.
07-06-2012 02:56:49 | More by tmiceli23
4.61/5 rDev +17.3%
Great taste and mouth feel. Has a fruity /alcohol taste. You can taste the whiskey. I picked this up at the local Joe CAnals. Cost wasn't too bad am
Nod was in a bomber bottle. There's not much head, but you can expect that from a 11.8% beer.
I generally like the stouts, but also like these whiskey barrel beers. This one tastes a lot like Dogfish Heads Olde School, but with a little less ABV. (15% vs 11.8).
Deep red color
I love the smell. It has a fruity smell and makes me want to drink it.
11-11-2013 01:39:37 | More by Heynow007
4.58/5 rDev +16.5%
First thing that comes to mind is WOW!
This is great it's kind of like a low abv bourbon boilermaker. The bourbon flavors and aromas are extremely prevalent. They mingle well with the Belgian yeasty flavors ones would expect from a quadruple. This is perfect harmony, the hops keep the sweet bourbon flavors in check while the malt is all smooth and graceful. Alcohol is a little strong on the nose but it's well hidden on the tongue. This was only 9$! For a something that is aged 2 years they could easily charge more but they don't! You have to try this if you like beer and you like bourbon.
09-20-2013 20:52:11 | More by Theheroguy
4.55/5 rDev +15.8%
A: Dark orange-yellow, with very little head but a ring of bubbles around the edge.
S: Smells of a mix of bourbon and spicy yeast also a hint of vanilla. The barrel really is prominent in the nose.
T: Plum, raisins, dates, caramel, oak, pepper, cracker/bread yeast and alcohol warmth.
M: Nice carbination with a dry finish.
D: If you enjoy alcohol warmth, as I do, this is a great sipper. Great beer to settle down with after a long day.
There was a lot of bourbon in the nose but the flavor was more plain or red wine oak. Iwould like to know what they used. Great beer.
02-03-2008 01:39:08 | More by Biscuit033
4.55/5 rDev +15.8%
Appearance- very dark brown with thin white head that quickly turns into a very thin white layer barely there on top of the beer, murky cloud low carbonation,
Smell- sweet fruit, spice, slight alcohol and booze, nice nose,bourbon,
Taste- yummy would be my first thought, you definitely get good hit of bourbon, has alot of the original flavors of there quad which i am a fan of but that bourbon whiskey barreling does add another layer of complexity, flavor is just beautiful complexity and nice sweet vanilla tones and just really nice flavor profile that i greatly enjoy
Mouthfeel- very heavy thick and viscous, smooth
Drinkability/overall- this beer to me was extremely drinkable because the alcohol is so well hidden and the flavor was just so yummy, i already was big fan in the past of the weyer quad but this takes it to and all new level, really happy i made this purchase and will probably seek out a few more bottles, to me this is another example of how much i love and how well done barrel age beers can be when done right, in the words of borat "great success"
06-16-2011 04:39:20 | More by Stunner97
4.55/5 rDev +15.8%
What can I say about this beer that would serve it justice? By all means, it is not perfection, but if perfection were a destination, 'Blasphemy' would be a stop very near the end of your journey. The first couple of sips were a little overwhelming. Afterwards, however, the ride is smooth sailing. The vanilla tones are very pronounced, which is a good thing in my opinion. I am also a bourbon drinker when it comes to the harder variety of alcoholic beverages. The bourbon barrel aging process makes drinking this beer akin to going home and enjoying a nice glass of lemonade on the porch with grandma. I have nothing negative to say about this brew, so drink up and enjoy!
05-14-2007 01:38:34 | More by MaoZ49
4.53/5 rDev +15.3%
This offering pours a maroon clear body leaving a thin tan head that disappears quickly. The aroma is very strong fruit, dark pitted, plums, vanilla, oak, earthy grassy hop feel. The taste starts sweet upfront, fruity, a bit of heat from the alcohol. The finish is bitter more than expected with a faint bourbon oaky, vanilla feel. This is a darn smooth quad, one that is made for sipping.
07-27-2007 17:47:54 | More by Franchise
4.53/5 rDev +15.3%
Split a bottle of this beer with Stopper last nite. The beer is cellar temp and probably 6 months old. I am pouring into a snifter.
The beer is clear amber color with ruby highlights. Fizzy off white head fades to an edge layer quickly. Aroma is boozy, with mild bourbon and wood, some general fruitiness, and a lot of cherry scents. First sip reveals a slightly syrupy texture with fine rolling gentle carbonation. Flavor is complex with mostly sweet malt notes mixing nicely. I get caramel and bourbon with dark fruit, again I think cherries are in the flavor too. Not as boozy on flavor as nose advertised. Fairly easy to drink and nicely done.
10-21-2007 22:35:32 | More by sulldaddy
Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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