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Thirteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

246 Reviews
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Reviews: 246
Hads: 303
Avg: 4
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 48
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 13.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woodychandler on 04-27-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Belgian Inspired Imperial Stout.
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Reviews: 246 | Hads: 303
Photo of JayQue
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aged in my closet for three years. Still potent and robust after all these years!! Pours a jet black color with very little carbonation and a small tan head. Head retention is not great, but this is a pretty potent beer at 13.6%. Smell is rich, malty and vinuous with some coffee and
chocolate highlights.

Tastes good. very rich - the vinuous (port wine) flavor is prominent along with sweet malts, chocolate and coffee.

Not a real thick "sandwich in a glass" type mouthfeel, but plenty rich and sweet. You can sense the alcohol but it is not an in your face taste or smell.

Drinkability is good as a sipping beer...Pretty much "one and out"

Mouthfeel is good.

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Photo of Broombrew
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

saw this 2008 bottle on the shelf. haven't had much patience or space for aging, but thought id try something already a couple years along.

wow. this is an all around big beer. poured into my snifter. black as satans heart. not even a hint at opaqueness. dark tan head. dissipates to nothing but a ring around the edge of my glass. rich roasted flavors. maybe some chocolate. roasty flavors are even more present than the smell and now i can pick up those chocolate notes. some fruity tones that are quickly swallowed up by a strong taste of alcohol that stays all the way down your throat. reminds me of a thick port or wine with some of the flavors. feels nice in the mouth, very creamy. the very present alcohol taste leaves a warm feeling. drinkable, yes. quickly, no. but i will enjoy this as i polish off the bottle. maybe ill get another one and try to let it sit for another year or so and see if that has an impact.

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Photo of firkinhophead
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only two-and-a-half years old, but I couldn't resist it any longer. I found this one hot and ill-tempered when it came out. After a year it was much better. Now I think it could have benefited from even longer.

Pours jet back with a purplish head that fades away to nothing but the thinnest bead around the edge of the glass. The purple tint can be seen around the edges.

Heady aroma of alcohol, chocolate, anise, earth, and port wine.

The taste immediately reminds me of the chocolate rum balls my mom used to make. Huge rum-soaked dark fruits, cold espresso, cola, peat, wet wood, burnt grain, and an herbal bite in the semisweet finish. A hint of tartness is the only real evidence of the Belgian yeast. Just way too strong to showcase the fruitiness and yeastiness of a good Belgian.

Thick, rich mouthfeel, with some alcohol burn in the throat. Warming all the way to the tummy. Sweetness is scraped clean by the herbal bitterness and burnt grains. Very little carbonation, but it is not really needed. It would just make the alcohol overly prickly. A bit numbing, but by the time your tongue gives out you will be smiling from the warm buzz.

If I can get another bottle of this, I am going to sit on it for 5 years or so. I can only see it getting better. Oxidation would only add to the complexity, and the caramel notes seem to be coming out more and giving it a more velvety texture. Would pair great with dessert or an after dinner stogie. A good one to look for on vintage lists.

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Photo of BigMike
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pretty much black as night. No signs of light what so ever. A one finger head that's thin and chocolate brown in color.

S: Lots of sweet dark chocolates on the nose. Alcohol and Belgian yeast. Dark sticky rum soaked fruits and some musty cave like characteristics.

T: These malts must have been roasted out the wazoo. Lots of dark chocolate, bitter espresso and alcohol warmth to no end. Some prunes and raisin flavors also.

M: Huge! One of the most full bodied beers I've ever had. Thick, rich, toasty, sweet and creamy. Alcohol is hidden everywhere until it hits the gut and the warmth takes over. In a really good way.

Overall: way to drinkable for nearly 14%. It's pretty rediculous actually. An awesome beer from Weyerbacher. I wish they would keep this beer in their line up. It has some characteristics that remind me of my favorite beer of all time De Struise's Black Albert. Definitely a winner!

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled September 2010
A vigorous pour into my my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a fat, two finger thick, richly browned head. The beer is a deep black color that has some touches of burnt brown to it. The aroma smells like a fruity dark chocolate liquor. Backnotes of darkly toasted bread, rich espresso and cocoa are also evident, but the up front chocolate notes are definitely quite the dominant character of the nose.

The beer has a certain sweetness to it, but it is definitely well balanced by the bitter and roasted malt notes. The finish has a lingering burnt malt character to it that manages to not be acrid or too burntly acidic; it does have quite an ample bitterness to it as the roast character combines with the hop notes to produce an ample bitterness in the finish. The bitterness reminds me of cocoa or dark chocolate. There is a certain fruitiness here that is fairly subtle due to the large amounts of roast malt character. The alcohol definitely adds a fair amount of heat to the finish, though I wouldn't say this was overly so given the strength of this beer. Fairly thick and viscous, but only because this is a big beer, it is actually somewhat light when you consider its strength, but it seems that the alcohol helps to lighten this up.

Not bad, but this really seems like a straight Imperial Stout as I really don't get anything from the Belgian yeast character here. There is quite a bit of cherry / fruitiness in the aroma, but it ends up being quite subtle in the flavor and this is the only hint of potential Belgian influence. Given the Belgian inspiration, this is fairly simplistic for what I was hoping. I will say that this is not showing any sign of getting old; this should definitely have quite a few more years of aging potential left and if cellared properly should stay lively for a long time.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I luckily found this bottle in the back of a beer fridge at a nice beer bar. Obviously it was sitting there for awhile and I found a gem of a beer, already aged, mind you!

A - Black, black, and black! No carbonation, no head, and a micro-thin caramel colored lacing around the top.

S - Delicate chocolate, coffee, oak, some black licorice and some traces of booziness permeates the nose. There's also a mild smokiness and some dark fruit character going on. As a side note, I had this beer when it first came out, it's really mellowed...in a very good way.

T - Oak, big bitter chocolate, smooth and delicate java, mild smokiness, some dark fruit, and distant bourbon flavoring. The booze has really come to the forefront compared to a fresh batch of this two years ago. The flavor is consistent throughout the entire sip. Even, steady, and finishes the same as the start,

M - Lighter side of heavy body, a little bit thick and viscous, and velvet smooth.

D - Wish I had more of these in my beer cellar. This beer was really good when it was first released and even better now after it sat for a few years. Thoroughly enjoyed this bottle.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VII:

Anniversary beers should be all about doing it up big time, and looks like Weyerbacher has that goal with this 13.6-percent abv Belgian Imperial Stout, whichis brewed with five malts and a touch of oats, and fermented with an Abbey yeast strain.

The black liquid pours on thick with tiny bubbles struggling to move through the viscous mass in the glass. Eventually it forms a proper two fingers of thick light-brown head. Extremely aromatic with dark milk chocolate, mild espresso, faint Madeira wine and black currants. Full, nearly syrupy body with a very deep creamy smoothness. Big roasted flavor, little acrid, but more just a charcoal flavor. Alcohol is a bit pushy, and it should be for it strength, but it never becomes unruly as it was a deceiving slow warmth to start but soon drops a spicy peppercorn flavor and mild heat on the palate. Light on the hops. Yeast tries to break through but is pushed down by the roasted malt character, slight oat sweetness and burnt caramel flavor in the semi-sweet roasty finish.

An epic ale for their 13th, the only drawback about this beer is that it is a limited edition. To hell with getting one bottle to give it a try. Go for the case to stock your cellar this winter.

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Photo of prototypic
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to csmiley for the bottle. You rock, dood!

Weyerbacher XIII pours a very dark, chocolate fudge color. Looks onyx to me. No light's cutting through at all. It's quite ominous. It's topped with a gorgeous, dark mocha colored head. It rises to about a finger or so in depth and falls quickly. It was doomed given the 13%+ abv. Saying lacing is light is generous. It's minimal at best. Good, nonetheless.

The nose is good, but isn't mindblowing. It features a nice chocolate malt scent that smells bittersweet. There's a hint of roasted malts, as well as a nice coffee presence. The stout elements are pretty well represented. It is a little vinous, and has a light dark fruit scent. Belgian yeast is noted and has an interesting impact on the overall smell. It's positive. Alcohol is blended amazingly well for a 13%+ beer. I'm not getting much at all. Wow!

The flavor keeps things humming along. It has a very sturdy, chocolate malt base. It's bittersweet, and has cocoa and dark chocolate fudge flavors. It's not sweet at all. Coffee is somewhat subtle, but is noted. I like the fact that it's present. Belgian yeast plays nicely with stout flavors and does have a positive impact. It's interesting. Secondary flavors of black licorice, anise, and dark fruit add quality depth. Alcohol is definitely noticeable, but isn't warm or hot. That's astounding. It finishes a little tangy and bittersweet.

XIII has a medium-full body that's nice and smooth. Carbonation is dialed down nicely. I like the feel a lot. Drinkability is also damn high for such a huge, monster stout. This thing drinks like an 8% abv stout, not 13.6%. A bomber of this? No problemo!

There's no question...Weyerbacher XIII is very impressive beer. This bottle's about two years old at this point, and it's held up very well. Perhaps it's even improved a little. I don't know. I'm shocked at how tame it is for such a big beer. The overall flavor is pretty impressive. It's a Belgian-esque stout. If you're into either stouts or Belgian beer, you should try this. I suspect that covers every BA. Find a bottle while you can.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber courtesy of bboyshatter, thanks dude! Pours black, straight up with no highlights. Thin layer of dark brown foam. Retention and lacing seem to suffer from the high ABV and relative age.

Nose is alot of tropical alcohol with some sweet milk chocolate. Bit of roast and lots of dark fruit.

Mmmm, pleasantly surprised here...thought this would be a boozy mess but it is actually quite smooth and very tasty. Weyerbacher's Belgian yeast is definitely at work here, more than slightly fruity and some dark bread. The alcohol heat is more in the back of the throat than up front in the flavor, damn smooth for a 13.6 %er. Full, fairly creamy body with ample carbonation. Cocoa bread, marshmallow sweetness and maybe some pepper as it warms. Pleasant sipper here, drinkability is good. Kudos Mr. Weirback!

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Photo of emmasdad
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black, with a suggestion of light brown foam that quickly recedes to the sides of the glass. Huge aromas of black licorice, molasses, oak and roasted malt. On the palate, this one really improve as it warms, bringing out not only alcoholic warmth, but dark chocolate, dark brown sugar and espresso. A nice anniversary gift, which has me looking forward to the bottles of 15 I have en route.

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Photo of jamie2dope
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Since this beer is a couple years old, and is very high in alcohol, I figured it was time to revisit it, to see if the flavors had calmed down. It comes out completely pitch black, with little heading, just a bit of brown lace. Deep nose of chocolate and dark fruits (plums, cherries etc), with some spice thrown in there as well, very Belgian smelling. The taste is very similar, though no one flavor gets in the way of the other. The chocolate is in check, with the fruit more in the background, and a nice molasses ending. Mouthfeel is thick, very thick. The word that kept coming to mind while drinking this was decadent. Even after two years of aging this brew is still hefty and boozy. Maybe long term aging will tame this beast, but it is still showing the same hotness that it did new. I really liked this one. If you like your stouts with a Belgian twist, look no further, though you might want to share this with a few friends.

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Photo of WorldWideStout
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque onyx with no accents, no matter how bright the backlighting. The mocha colored crown crested at a short two fingers and is slowly snap-crackle-and-popping its way into the atmosphere. A little more creamy character and *any* lace would have been good.

The Belgian Abbey yeast is easily noticeable alongside the dark chocolate and black licorice detonation of the nose. If this big brew has aged gracefully in the almost two years since its release... look out!

Weyerbacher XIII is a smashing success because it's different than most American double stouts (thanks to the yeast esters), because it's huge without being unapproachable, and because... well... because it's tasty as hell. With a bigger and better mouthfeel, it would be pretty close to great.

The warm spiciness of the yeast is nicely complemented by two tons of roasted malt that delivers dark-bittersweet chocolate, molasses, raisin paste and several warming shots of Sambuca. Licorice lovers will be in seventh heaven. Even though the alcohol is masked as well as can be expected, my tongue is still starting to become slightly numb.

The mouthfeel is improving by leaps and bounds as the final mouthful of the first glass has arrived. What was 3.5 out of the gate... passed through 4.0 in a heartbeat... and is now at least 4.5. This stuff is becoming glassy smooth and pleasantly chewy as it warms and as the bubbles continue to fade.

Other than being not much to look at, Weyerbacher XIII is an American-brewed, Belgian-style Imperial stout that deserves to be released again... and again... and again. I would love to have a few more bombers in the cellar.

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Photo of kels
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This review is on a bottle with a good year of age on it.

Pours into my tulip the deepest darkest brown, more or less black. It is super viscous and completely opaque, and the layers of alcohol actually appear to visibly separate out in suspension. There is no head to speak of, and only spotty washes of lace slip down the sides of the glass.

Nose presents a slightly metallic scent, deep caramelly malts, burnt candi sugar and deep dark cherries - not to mention the alcohol. It is clearly present here, and I can only imagine the intensity in the fresh version.

Feel is flat while still being syrupy and viscous. There are deep, brandy-like flavors, a rich, caramelly stickiness and a very toasted grain presence. Hot, HOT alcohol and a black licorice taste become quite medicinal.

This beer definitely doesn't present high drinkability, but it is quite full of flavor. Quite intricate, and could possibly use a little more time.

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Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

2008 vintage, had on tap @ Stoutfest Armsby Abbey.

A: Super pitch black with a light creamy head.

N: Dark malts, some spicy earthy hops, slight creamy malt aromas. Some roast, little chocolate, bitter scorched malt aromas.

T: Sweet, malty, lots of brown sugar, molasses, candi sugar, all blend to a sweet but tasty feel. Slightly toasty, sweet dark dried fruits, raisin, fig, etc. The booze doesn't even creep, its just there in your face. very hot, even with the sweetness and subtle aged taste. Thick chewy malts, and a black patent malt like flavor.

M: Semi thick and syrupy, very hot and boozy, decent carbonation.

F: Semi sweet, very hot and boozy, makes the tongue feel like it was just anesthetized with mouthwash. It gets kinda hard to drink actually. Malty lingering sweetness with more caramelized brown sugar, and other dark malts. A slight bitterness more from the roasty stout flavors than hops.

Overall a nice stout, but the booze is so heavy it's hard to drink. It gets pretty sweet too, so with that and the booze its hard to get through an 8oz glass of this. A 22oz bottle would be even more difficult.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle. Review from notes.

A- Pours a deep black color. One finger tan head comes and goes within a minute or so. Ringing lacing light on the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of darker fruits with some light Belgian yeasty notes in the front of the aroma. Some light chocolate and roasted malts in the backing of the aroma.

T- Taste follows the nose almost perfect. Sweet alcohol comes into play even more than I thought it would. Still a little hot I thought overall.

M- Heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Alcohol a little warming in the mouth. Some darker fruits with some chocolate left on the palate with some light alcohol left in the aftertaste.

D- This beer was good right now but I still think it has a little aging to do left in the bottle. Saving my last couple for that time.

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Photo of vacax
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a thick dark brown head. Beer coats the glass nicely when swirled. Aromas of chocolate, banana esters, waxy red licorice, black malts. Tastes of estery banana notes, toffee, wax, black cherry, spicy, with an intensely cookie/caramel malt finish. Interesting combination of flavors for sure, I like some fruitiness in an imperial stout, but this has the wrong kind. Medium to fuller bodied with matching carbonation. Nice to sample this one, but it isn't quite right.

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Photo of GregSVT
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a small dark tan head that fades to a ring and leaves no real lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is really nice with large amounts of dark fruits, chocolate, and the belgian yeast is in the background. As it warms you can really smell the alcohol though...first stout I've had that was better cold.

T: The taste is excellent as well. Loads of chocolate, dark fruits, and a belgian quality that really adds a nice touch to the finish. There is a slight alcohol twinge on the finish when it's relatively cold but as it warms the alcohol is very noticeable.

M: The feel is exactly how I like my Imperial Stouts. Thick, oily, and chewy. There is a decent amount of carbonation in there as well.

D: I probably should have looked at the label closer for the ABV before opening this one on my own. The excellent aromas, mouthfeel, and taste keep me sipping this one though.

Highly recommended if you like belgian style stouts that are thick and chocolatey. Take care though...this one packs a punch. It took me 3 hours to drink this beer...the ABV is crazy. Thanks to Edgar for helping me out with this one!

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Photo of womencantsail
3.01/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Jer for opening this one.

A: The pour is a very dark brown color with some slight reddish hints and a tiny ring of foam.

S: The nose is not overly "deep", but it does have plenty of dark fruits and alcohol with only some mild roast.

T: The flavor provides plenty of sweetness along with a dark fruit component and some more alcohol. The typical stout components of chocolate, coffee and roast are fairly subdued.

M: The body is medium with a low to moderate carbonation and a definite heat.

D: A swing and a miss by Weyerbacher. I know it has to be tough to cover up 13.5% ABV, but this one didn't even try.

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Photo of bamadog
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kels for sharing this one! Review is from notes taken on 2/24/2010 and poured from the bottle to a tasting glass.

Appearance: Pour is near black and starts with a short 1/4 inch head that fades immediately to a thin tan ring; body is entirely opaque; only a very thin wash of lacing and an oily residue cling to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Quite nice -- very potent and smells like rich sweet dark chocolate coated berries and dark fruits (cherries and figs); very faint whiff of alcohol.

Taste: Pretty much outstanding. Strong sweet dark fruits and berries and that very dark and semi-sweet chocolate; warm alcohol that is very well blended so it doesn't overpower; there's a light Belgian spiciness to it as well; this beer has great balance between the sweetness, the a slight bitterness and the sweet dark fruits and alcohol. I'm very please to be able to try this beer.

Mouthfeel: There is really a nice prickly carbonation to it; body is fairly thick and leaves a nice thick coating on the roof of the mouth; cheeks and gums have a warm tingle and the mouth finishes fairly dry; chest and belly are left quite warm from the 13.6% ABV.

Drinkability: Definitely a sipper; it's pretty heavy and the ABV is too high for too much, but it's still an amazing beer and I would be more than happy to sip on this all night... or at least as long as the bottle lasts and I don't have to drive anywhere.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straight from the cellar - Murky, oily pour into a snifter - really dark beer pummels any attempt at light's penetration

Lots of soy, baker's chocolate, and sweet malt on the nose

Taste matches the nose. Coffee, sweet malt, dark unsweetened chocolate, grape leaves, and Belgian yeastiness

Syrupy, sweet and medium bodied with little carbonation, appropriate for the style

At nearly 14%, time has treated this well. Alcohol seeps into the bloodstream and calms the nerves without pummeling the taste buds with excessive booziness. Heftiness is softened and well hidden.

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Photo of Sammy
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one more than delivered. At most two years old. Pours black thickish with small head. The second half of the bottle had only a token head,of off-white. Aromas of roast and chocolate. The taste is rich chocolate, some roasted barley rather than coffee. Tremendous. The yeast softens the mouth, ad nowhere gets in the way, it may have fallen off and that hit the spot.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a thick, jet black beer that lets absolutely no light through. the head is dark mocha colored, thin and a little bubbly. very little retention however it coats the glass as the lace creeps down the side.

S-the nose is nice but not huge. it brings a ton of molasses, hints of dark chocolate and licorice, and just a faint nose of sweet dark fruit malt.

T/M-extremely thick, full bodied, smooth, highly carbonated. big tastes, light molasses, some roasted dark chocolate and licorice and then huge dark fruits. plum and raisin mostly. some notes of alcohol towards the finish.

D-this is an extremely drinkable Imperial Stout. big bold flavors right on the spot, nice roasted malts up front then taken over by a great dark fruit sweetness. signs of alcohol; but not much and at 13%, its very well hidden!

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Photo of Zippie9999
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

S: 22 oz.bomber poured into a chouffe houblon chalice
A: Pours a dank, black, stout that resembles a steer's toukous on a moonlight prairie night (The Big Lebowski)
S: Vanilla, coffee beans, whiskey, oak
T: Creamy, full, smooth, boozy
M: Creamy, good sipper, hides the ABV. well, seeing we're at 13.6% abv on 2/6/10. Beer's been aging well and cellared since at least 11/10/09
D: Well hidden ABV. I'll say my new bourbon breakfast stout is with weyerbacker's, not founders. Great release from a nice PA brewery. Lack of hype will kill this beer!

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has been cellared quite a while now.

G - Duvel tulip.

A - Jet Black with a ruby head that quickly recedes into a thin lace ring.

S - Chocolate covered cherries. Dates, plums, apple pie and cinnamon raisin toast, mint. And, of course, booze. HFS! Phenomenal!

T - Great taste too. Chocolate and chicory and fresh fruit of so many varieties, followed by a pistachio-cinnamon-banana-nutmeg creaminess, and a sweet finish like a cognac-dipped espresso chocolate baklava (if such a thing were to exist). I am flabbergasted. The alcohol is really mellow, given the strength of this brew, and fuses with the roasty flavors to make for a delectable desert-like stout. Not that it is overly sweet. But it is rich, so rich.

M - Not exceptionally thick. This stout is so hearty and flavorful that it would be overkill to carry these intense and abundant flavors in a mealy, viscous brew. So it is perfect for what it is.

D - This beer is real strong and is only a sipper. That said, it is one of the best beers I've had in a long time. It is an amazing stout; it stands out big time.

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Thirteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.