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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

747 Ratings
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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 50
Gots: 126 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ego on 03-10-2007)
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Photo of spartanfan
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12 oz I got from the brewery about 2 years ago and kept in the cellar

a: pours a cloudy dark brownish red that resembles apple cider. a vigorous pour leaves only a very mall ring around the perimeter of the liquid

s: smells sweet like rum soaked apples. faint alcohol is also present along with vanilla and caramel.

t: initially this beer tastes sweet, but the aftertaste is pleasantly bitter. like the nose there is a hint of alcohol heat in this one. the oak aging is evident in the flavor along with notes of vanilla

m: though this beer has enough carbonation it 's not super bubbly, and has an incredibly smooth mouthfeel.

D: I can definitely tell this is a sipper from the presence of the alcohol, but at the same time I just want to keep drinking it because of the smoothness and good balance of flavors.

spartanfan, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of jampics2
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter.

Looks decent in the glass, an orangeish garnet red color with some honey yellow edges. The color is fine, but the beer is not dense looking (it looks like it may have been filtered) and the head retention is nonexistent. It just doesn't compare to a Westy 12 or Rochfort 10, which I consider to be the crème de la crème of quads.

Smell is good, though. Touch of dark fruit, Belgian sugar candy, banana, bourbon, oak, and a touch of vanilla and caramel. The malt is certainly sweet and it seems like the barrel has a chance to shine because the yeasty esters are just not too expressive. I'd like a touch more raisin, fig, and plum notes though for this to be rated higher as a quad.

Upon taking the first sip, I'm taken aback at how deep and complex this is. There's a plethora of fruit tastes, notably fig, plantain, raisin, and cherry. The malt is sweet and reminiscent of caramel with just a touch of toast. The barrel adds nice bourbon, vanilla, and oak. There is a lot of booze, but that's OK for a 12% BA beer. A wonderful sweet vanilla, raisin and caramel aftertaste lingers. This tastes really nice and, aside from more yeasty esters and a touch less booze, this is a really good BA quad.

I like the way this beer feels in general, but, for the style, I have had American quads with more body that I like more. This is decent, though, but looses its malty focus because the malt isn't heavy enough to ground everything. Carbonation is nice, and the finish has some great lingering flavors but a touch too much noticeable alcohol. Overall, I enjoyed this beer and would drink it again. It's an adventurous take on the quad and I think Weyerbacher hit the mark. However, to rate this up there with the best quads in the world would be a sin. But to give it poor marks would be utter blasphemy.

jampics2, Aug 26, 2010
Photo of claspada
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky copper/cloudy golden color with a two finger white head. The head dissipated pretty rapidly, which is expected because of the ABV.

Aromas of white grape and possibly honey. The oakiness is there but not overpowering at all. Smells a little musky as well.

The taste starts off with some sugary/white white flavors but then the alcohol shows up a little. Finishes with an oakiness and a little more honey sweetness. I really enjoy this beer because each of the above flavors play an equal role and don't fight with one another.

Beer starts out thick and solid and still finishes fairly dry because of the oak aging. Definitely a sipper, though.

This is a good, after-dinner, sitting-around-the-fireplace sort of beer. Solid overall!

claspada, Aug 26, 2010
Photo of doubleipa
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quarter of an inch head and clear body. Aroma of heavy malt, light bread, moderate yeast, dough, big banana and bubble gum, grape, clove, and vanilla. Pretty thick, creamy texture, and almost flat carbonation. No alcohol initially, slights hints as the finish lingers.

doubleipa, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of Aenema
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aged for about a year.
Appearance - Pours a clear mahogany topped with a thin, off white head and no lacing.
Smell - Lots of vanilla, some oak, dark fruit/raisin.
Taste - Dark fruit, alcohol, some vanilla. Lots of heat.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation.
Drinkability - Smooth but still very boozy, rather hot after a year of aging.
Overall - Quick enjoyable and an interesting change of pace. I went back and forth on this one, some interesting flavors though it has a lot of heat and lacks integration.

Aenema, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of cavedave
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A gentle swirl leaves spots of oily resin legs and lace within my snifter. They reunite with a thin beige head that tops six inches of cloudy, caramel, bubbling Blasphemy. Hmmm.

The smell is a medium aroma. It is light on yeast and dark fruit, but the hints of both front a bouquet that features candy, alcohol, light fruit, bourbon, vanilla, very light spice. No wood beyond vanilla.

The barrel is not missing in the taste. Tasty oak and bright bourbon candy start the sip. Alcohol warmth kicks in with some peach and cherry that gives it almost a fruit brandy flavor, but not in a good way. It doesn't get too hot too enjoy, but if solventy alcohol were less prominent the taste would improve. It finishes juicy, just a hint of spice and lemon kick in to try and dry things out, but it stays sweet. Lacks the complexity of fine quads, even with the oakiness.

Mouthfeel is low/med. carb, moderately viscous, not as smooth on palate as finer quads, and a finish that is nothing to write home about.

Drinkability is rated for being less complex, less delicious, too much alc. flavor, and poorer finish than finer quads.

Impression: Glad I got to try Blasphemy, should have named it Why Bother.

cavedave, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of berpwillie
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a very cloudy brown color with little to no head or lacing and flat carbonation. very heavily particulate. caramel nutty hints that the smell that is also very boozey. taste is the same with some butterscotch hints. alcohol is pretty apparent but not overwhelming. medium body with slick sticky texture. slightly bitter in the finish. seems like this brew almost has too many flavors that i can't decypher them all. tkae it easy with this brew it will jump up and bite you in the ass.

berpwillie, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mora2000, May 19, 2010
Photo of joerodiii
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

joerodiii, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of emmasdad
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange in the glass, with an off white head which quickly disappears. Huge apple aromas, along with some bourbon , mulling spices and a bit of oak. Vanilla, apple, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, maybe a hint of cinnamon and some nice, warming alcohol. Finishes somewhat dry, with a touch of bitterness. Not an everyday drinker, but delicious none the less.

emmasdad, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is a copper-amber color with no head
S: The nose has a strong, intense aroma of bourbon mixed with hints of other flavors
T: There are lots of malty sweet flavors.
M: There's a smooth body with a bit of dryness in the finish.
D: I could definitely have more than one of these in a single sitting

metter98, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of undeadozzy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a bottle at a local bar.

Appearance: Kind of a dirty, murky brown color. Had a frothy head that kind of lingered but wasn't very thick. Almost opaque, but not as dark as a stout.

Smell: The second I sat down with the freshly opened bottle in front of me, I instantly smelled the high ABV of this one. The faint fruity smell is instantly overpowered by the rush of alcoholic musk, but you can tell it was expertly crafted to be that way. Not a bad thing, but I've never been attracted to many beers that smelled more like a liquor then a beer.

Taste: Big surprise here. Tastes nothing like it smells. Fruity tones with some hints of vanilla or some kind of other flavoring. Almost a kind of rustic taste. You would never guess that this beer has such a high ABV by taste alone, it hides it well.

Mouth Feel: Thick. Creamy. Almost stout like at first, but then as its small head went away it felt almost like a soda with a little too much syrup in it, almost gooey feeling but still drinkable.

Drinkability: It's definitely drinkable, but after a few you'll more then likely be reeling from its effects. The fruity tones taste great, but for people who are more attracted to scent then taste, this may be a one and done deal.

undeadozzy, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of Jmamay22
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This ale purs ruddy cloudy brown with a thin collar of tan foam. Smells of cherry, booze and vanilla. Really love the scent imparted from the oak. Very sweet and fruity scent as well.

Very sweet, really a bit too much for me. The booze is felt rather than tasted, which is certainly a plus for such a big beer. The oak aging seems to smooth out some of the edges in their standard quad, but the sweet fruity flavors are not held in check. The mouthfeel is full and lucious with the usual belgianesque carbonation. The sweetness holds back on the drinkability.

Jmamay22, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of cpetrone84
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-deep brownish amber color with some hues of red, very hazy. thin barely one finger of kahki colored head that dissipates quickly

S-the nose is quite nice and brings the oak and bourbon through right off the bat. there is some sweet dark fruit, dark tart cherry and a hit of the alcohol at the back

T-this beer keeps getting better as i move through the review. no taste is overpowering and it starts with a nice blend of the oak and a light taste of bourbon, there is a sweet malt backbone that has some caramel followed by some sweet cherry flavor and even a hint of citrus, the belgian yeast, clove and touch of banana also become present

M-very full bodied almost chewy with a smooth texture, almost syrupy that leaves a warming from the alcohol as you finish the sip

D-this has a great flavor and is very smooth, it is extremely thick and the alcohol is prevalent. great beer, very strong!

cpetrone84, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of bminor7
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber from Hoosick Beverage in Troy NY.

First off, I have to disagree with most prior reviews. This beer is either so unique that I think it's offputting to most people, or my bottle was superfluous, or my palate is shit. Personally, I'm a fan of the unorthodox (last batch I brewed was Mosher's Jaggery Pale Ale with cardamom and fenugreek) and I definitely appreciate it when someone goes outside the mould for something intriguing such as this. Thus far i have not been blown away by Weyerbacher, but this may be their one redemption.

A - chestnut brown, 1 finger foam settles leaving lacing on the glass and surface. yeasty chunks floating about on the first pour, and I was careful! NOTE: this beer has legs! not long ones, but this is a first that i've found.

S - holy bourbon batman. where is the beer? my olfactory factory cannot find the malt or hops. this smells distinctly like bourbon, with almost no trace of beer whatsoever. maybe like a bourbon beer. i am bewildered.

T - upfront oaky whisky - rich and delicious. oak is very strong. the hops and malt play second fiddle but form the backbone, really, for the liquor flavors. bold and elegant.

M - thick and creamy. no Old Ruffian, but still good.

D - the weak point. obviously you don't drink whisky and beer at the same rate. this is a sipper, but that's what it should be. savor the flavor and the 11.8% ABV bombardment. i shared this with a friend, and although my hangover lackthereof is nice (note - i felt even better than I would have had I not drank anything) this beer is one you could really enjoy all to yourself. just...don't...move.

bminor7, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of jrallen34
2.65/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I drank this from a bottle into a chalice.

It pours a medium brown, almost a dark tea. There is light tan finger head high, lasts about 1 minute with good lacing.

The aroma is light with sweet malts, caramel, and banana.

The taste is so-so kinda of similar to Rochefort but a Rochefort that has kind of gone bad.

Mouthfeel is ok, ok drinkability. Check that 5 sips in I have to dump it. Not good.

jrallen34, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of brentk56
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2007 bottling; tasted 9/6/09

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark amber color with the vaguest of heads and no lacing

Smell: Still boozy, with fusel alcohol jumping out in the aroma; bourbon and vanilla notes are underneath but it is hard to reach the Belgian quad elements

Taste: Opens with a fruity character, with dried raisins, figs and stone fruit elements; by mid-palate, the Bourbon aspect becomes well-pronounced and overwhelms the fruit flavors; after the flavor, brown sugar joins the Bourbon, providing a sweet finish; oaky undertones persist underneath, as well

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; plenty of warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: After a couple of years of aging, this beer has probably settled down, but it hasn't come together particularly well; the quad elements are missing and the alcohol is heavy handed

brentk56, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of CrellMoset
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Wine Gourmet, Roanoke, VA. Poured in to a cervoise.

Appearance: Pours a turgid dull brownish amber, capped by two-fingers of tan head with average retention - the first pour fizzled and faded quickly, but the second lasted substantially longer, ultimately receding to a thick foamy collar and a persistent and uniform but thin dusting. The lacing is surprisingly good for an 11.8% abv quad, an alcohol level and style not particularly known for its stick. Blobs of glittery and watery lacing somehow manage to hold on and present a few interesting patterns. Perfectly suspended sediment is present in the second pour, as are a few stray streams of fast and tiny bubbles.

Aroma: Caramel malts and sweet, sticky doughy notes dominate, though there's an equal amount of both: 1) dark fruitiness (raisins, mainly); and 2) paint thinner-esque alcohol. The latter is quite unfortunate, and characteristic of Weyerbacher. Lighter stone fruits - mostly cherry - emerges as it warms. Only the faintest barrel notes in the aroma, though vanilla is actually stronger here than it is in the taste.

Taste: Both the good and the bad attributes of Weyerbacher really shine through in this brew. First of all, it's a great stylistic example of a quadrupel, showcasing all the standard notes you'd expect. You have your array of dark malts, a little lighter than many in this one, but still very nice - moderately roasted toffee, caramel, sweet bready notes, and candi sugar. Dark fruits intermingle with these, with overtones of raisins and figs mingling with lighter stone fruits. Behind that you have a nice light array of spicy notes and a few vanillin and green, lighter woody notes. However, you also have the notoriously strong.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, with fine, well-integrated effervescence in a thick but not syrupy and only slightly sticky body. The sublimation effect - which is what I really like about quads and higher abv% Belgians in general - is sorely lacking in this one, unfortunately.

Drinkability: Weyerbacher Blasphemy is a slightly above average beer from a slightly above average brewery that really typifies the strengths and weaknesses of them. Though not quite as bad as Lagunitas (i.e., I don't expect to have a splitting headache tomorrow morning), but they really do have a hard time covering up their alcohol. It's spicy, hot, quasi-solventy, and really hides a lot of what I imagine are really nice, pleasant, well-integrated barrel flavors. But, also, at 11.8%, this one can't be too terribly drinkable. So, Weyerbacher, work on this! You'll be one I keep coming back to if you do.

CrellMoset, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of johnnnniee
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I can't find a vintage on the bottle.
Pours a clear deep orange/amber with a bubbly white head the dissipates, but never really goes away. Smell is sugary sweet with lots of dark fruits cherries and plums predominantly a bit of vanilla and rubbing alcohol. The alcohol stings the nose if I take a deep breath after swirling the glass a bit. Taste is sweet with cherries prunes and plums, some oaky vanilla and a whole lot of hot alcohol. Harsh alcohol burn! Mouthfeel is sticky, body is thick, carbonation is medium. I don't know how to feel about this one. It is hot as hell, there is no hiding of the alcohol here. I think its tasty but the burn is a bit to much to allow me to enjoy this one, maybe with some age?

johnnnniee, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of twiggamortis420
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500th review here, thought this would be somewhat appropriate. This bottle is the 2008 vintage. Pours a very hazy, bright orange color with an initially fat tan head that fades ridiculously fast to near nothingness. Lacing is minimal. Not much of a looker here as it is very light colored for a quad and head retention is very poor.

Ahh, the smell makes up for the poor visual aspect...it is phenomenal! Vanilla, oak, alcohol, cotton candy, almonds, brown sugar and an elusive fruitiness that I cant put my finger on...perhaps some pears and red grapes? Nonetheless, this is an outstanding nose.

Barrel aging is very evident upon tasting, as is the alcohol. It is rummy and even a bit like whiskey. Could cellar for a while longer, for sure. Light bodied for a quad and drier than most, but it still retains some sweetness typical of the style. There is a nice bready, yeasty characteristic, but not quite enough. To me, it almost seems like a tripel and a half, as it needs a bit more body-adding malts and the alcohol is a bit rough...but that is being a bit picky, I am very glad I brought this out for my 500th. Great beer and I am sad that Weyerbacher has discontinued the brew.

twiggamortis420, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of aubuc1
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured in to a goblet.

Pours a hazy orange with a white head.

Winey smell and ripe fruit in oak. Boozy but intoxicating.

Taste is sweet, caramelly booze with an oaky dry finish. Pretty hot. Tastes like bourbon but still very smooth and continues to open up as this beer warms.

Mouthfeel is pretty good and the drinkability isn't too bad considering how big this beer is. An experience beer that I am sad is apparently retired.

aubuc1, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of orbitalr0x
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

orbitalr0x, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of codyace
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

codyace, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.03/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of bourbon and sweet malt, but strongly bourbon. Flavor of candy corn, sweet malt, and LOTS of bourbon. Very boozy and hard to get through. Ick. This is bad...not reminiscent in any way of an abt/quad.

LilBeerDoctor, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of MbpBugeye
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review of the reincarnation batch. Reviewed on 6/21/11. Score adjusted since originally this was one of my first ever BA beers.
Poured into a Chimay goblet.

A- Not as dark as I like my Quads, but it ends up being a deep chestnut color. Nice head, but less than amazing retention.

S- Very nutty, which is a surprise, but a good one. Butter toffee, peanut brittle, lots of vanilla and a good showing of cherry, dried cranberry and figs.

T- Wow, what was I thinking back in '09? This stuff tastes great. Coconut is very strong and lends a lot of interesting things to this. Toasted marshmallow, sweet dates and figs, brown sugar and vanilla. Alcohol can become a problem for some, I'm sure. The bourbon, while remaining exceptionally velveteen, plays a big role here on the finish.

M- Full bodied, low carbonation and an unreal smoothness. Alcohol is big. This beer is warming and should be treated as a looong sipper. This 750 can do well at tastings and amongst friends.

O- Wow, I liked this one much better this time around. One worth trying.

Got this in a trade, only because its retired. I used to be able to get it around here, but I never got around to it so it was thrown in to the box.

Poured into a thick walled chalice.
A- Lots of effervescence at first that collects into a 1 finger caramel head that dissipates quickly leaving no trace behind.
Once the head calms all activity stops. No more effervescence. No lacing. The beer is a transparent bourbon red/brown. The edges are nearly colorless.

S- The nose is heavy with bourbon. Its sweet, alcoholic and at times a little sour.

T- Bourbon is very noticeable. Behind that are some of the typical notes found in quads. Sugary dark fruits.
Im having a hard time picking out much else through all the alcohol and bourbon notes.

M- Hot, alcohol, very little carbonation smooth medium body.

D- Im taking this one slow. The bourbon is a bit strong for me. The 11.8%abv feels so much bigger than that.

In all Im glad I tried this one since its retired now but I dont think I would be buying it again
2.5-3-4-3-2.5

MbpBugeye, Jul 11, 2009
Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.