Thirteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WorldWideStout:
3.7/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Oh man, reviewing right after a legend.
Thanks to Ezekiel81923 for hooking me up with several of these. I've been looking forward to trying this bad boy for awhile!
A: Pours nice and dark and viscous, "like old engine oil" to use the worn-out adage. About the dirtiest (darkest) head I've ever seen; one-finger that recedes to nothingness fairly quickly, though there are still some swirls of foam that hang around on the surface for awhile, and the lacing on my glass is actually pretty good.
S: First off I get the Belgian yeast. Then some graham cracker, and some mintiness. Chocolate and unripe plums are there as well, and I detect a bit of the heat that this monster brings even after almost two years.
T: Goodness gracious. It starts off quite sweet, and that mintiness, which for some reason I figured would disappear, is definitely there at the beginning as well. Let me clarify that this mintiness is not toothpaste mintiness, but it's not really the herb either, it's somewhere in between. The middle is where I detect phenols the most, though they are usually overwhelmed by dark chocolate and roastiness which stay strong through the finish. Sometimes I get a bit of a minty aftertaste, but usually there's not much of anything.
M: Not quite as thick as I expected, but plenty full-bodied. Would benefit from a little more of a velvety, creamy feel.
D: I'm having mixed feelings on this one. You definitely notice the alcohol in your brain and on your palate, but the other flavors are stronger. That being said, the mintiness doesn't quite jive with me.
A unique brew, worthy and demanding of respect. It's not quite my cup of tea at this point, but I've no doubt, as the label says, that this will improve for several more years.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2010 04:19:40 | More by WorldWideStout
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3.34/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with char, dark fruit, and slight soy sauce flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly drinkable but showing definite age at this point.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2013 15:07:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
Thirteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.