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Hotel - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jzeilinger on 12-12-2009)
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kevinv:
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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as a generous extra from ottodyer sometime this past summer. I'd been saving it until the colder weather showed up.

A - Pours an opaque deep brown, with light shining through only on the edges. A 1-finger thick frothy tan head formed which slowly faded to a thin ring. Spotty lacing formed along the glass as I enjoyed this one.

S - The smell is largely dark, roasted malts, with a strong scent of dark, sweet chocolate. A nicely balanced coffee scent lingers in the nose.

T - Sweet and slightly bitter chocolate notes hit the tongue first. Chocolate covered cherries keep coming to mind with the taste. Lightly hopped and a light smokiness comes through. Wonderful taste.

M - Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a balanced medium carbonation.

O - Overall this was a well balanced, easy drinking beer. There was no presence of alcohol in the smell or taste, but it crept up on me towards the end and I didn't know how high the ABV was. Definitely one that I'd drink again given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 23:40:03 | More by kevinv
More User Reviews:
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

04-28-2014 00:35:50 | More by yourefragile
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-18-2013 19:15:44 | More by Varkias41
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

06-09-2013 15:41:21 | More by jkane101
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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger tan head on a clear dark brown body. nice lacing.

S: dark fruit, licorice and chocolate.

T: coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. The flavors transition nicely.

M: thick body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: flavorful and complex. I had this one out of a keg from 2010 that was recently tapped at a nearby gasdtropub.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 02:58:53 | More by kylehay2004
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

04-08-2012 18:05:49 | More by BierBliss
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4/5  rDev -1%

02-16-2012 19:51:55 | More by Tyrawlings
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-18-2011 17:22:52 | More by HopStoopid120
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-15-2011 21:08:51 | More by richbrew
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-15-2011 14:52:55 | More by randomdanger
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-15-2011 01:54:23 | More by oline73
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South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

dark brown/black that let just the slightest light through. Small cream colored head gave was quickly leaving just a bit around the edge till the bottom. Smell was total caramel chocolate malts. A hint of a spiceness as well. Taste was very nice, the nice malts come through beutifully and the mouthfell is almost perfect, goes down very smooth and has a very nice, long lingering almost hopped back. This is a very nice brew

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 02:08:59 | More by mikesgroove
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra sent to me by ottodyer, thanks! Not sure when this one was bottled. Enjoyed on 07/21/11.

A - Pitch black with hints of red around the sides. A one finger tan head appears and then recedes to a small layer across the top that remains. Leaves a nice wall of lacing. Good looking.

S - Classic porter. Bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, light hoppiness, some coffee, very little chocolatey sweetness.

T - A little sweeter than the nose, which is welcome. All the above descriptions apply but the bitterness is just a little more balanced by a sweet milk chocolate. Finish is quite roasty and hoppy and dry.

M - The mouthfeel is nice and creamy with pretty good carbonation.

O - Overall, this is a good beer from Weyerbacher. I'm glad to have tried it!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 23:51:12 | More by Janderson91
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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with one finger of medium brown foam that settles slowly and leaves little lace. The body is an opaque brownish black.

S - Fruity malt and some dark sugar notes of molasses and brown sugar.

T - Sweet malty notes of dark cherry. Some dark bread and brown sugar in the middle. Things finish up with molasses and light cherry with just a touch of bitterness.

M - Moderately thick body, medium carbonation, and as somewhat sweet finish.

D - A nice, thick beer with lots of dark sugary complexity. There is a nice fruity character that compliments the malt and sugar.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2011 03:48:07 | More by nickfl
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Porter rocked!, I was very impressed with this brew. The pour was a silky dark black color with a really nice brown head on it. This beer smelled like a mix of fresh wood, burnt toast, some big time hops and a little bit of herbs in there too. The flavor is a awesome, it's super rich with roasted malts and some really great hops in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was a little thicker that some porters but I enjoyed it like that. The whole time drinking this beer I loved every minute of it. I do agree that this beer could very well and should be a part of the year round brews for Weyerbacher. It's probably the best Reserve brew they have put out to date.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 23:41:16 | More by Knapp85
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3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extra from Ezekiel81923. Thanks Ryan!

A: Dark brown body with an ample, khaki-colored head that leaves stellar lacing.

S: My schnozz is a bit stuffed. I can definitely pick up some roastiness and coffee, plus mild oxidation, which besides some sherry is also imparting a bit of banana, perhaps as a result of the malts and sherry scents combining.

T: Starts off with some fairly rich, roasted maltiness, with a hint of bitter coffee. Sherry and less banana than in the smell come into play in the middle, but then mostly recede, letting the more bitter coffee notes ride out the end of the sip. Aftertaste is just a touch of the coffee in the front of my mouth, and oddly enough I occasionally detect some sherry farther back in my mouth.

M: Real nice. Creamy and fairly full but not too thick, with an appropriate amount of carbonation to keep the beer from getting too heavy.

D: I could definitely have a few of these.

A pretty good beer. Not the most complex ever, and probably past its prime, but enjoyable nonetheless. I doubt many people have been saving bottles of this, but if you're reading this and you have been, pop your Hotel open soon!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 05:14:48 | More by WorldWideStout


4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the Brewers Select (NATO alphabet) series. Sampled 11/28/10 from 12oz bottle to tulip. $6.50 for the single.

A: A second wind head rises to a height of two fingers. Creamy in texture and light brown in color, this cap has great retention and eventually deflates into an everlasting collar. The body is very dark brown, if not black, and so opaque that no light passes through, even along the edges of the glass. Lacing is fair.

S: Heavily malted with roasted aromas dominating, mostly chocolate and coffee. Piney hops play a supporting role and charred woody aromas with a touch of fruitiness, mainly cherry and plum. Notes of alcohol in the background.

T: Flavors of bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee and fudge hit your tongue first with subtler contributions of charred wood and soy sauce. The robust flavor does a fine job of burying any alcohol that was present on the nose. Long flavor, moderately sweet with a light acrid bitterness from the chocolate and coffee.

M: The gentle effervescence creates a soft and luxurious mouthfeel. Medium body, creamy texture with a certain grittiness to it. Mild alcoholic heat is noticeable in the back of the throat.

D: Damn fine brew and worthy of being a fixture in Weyerbacher's production schedule. There seems to be some room in their portfolio for a porter too...

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 14:39:18 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle on 12/27/09

A - pours a pitch black with a bit of a soapy tan foam

S - roasted malts, maple syrup

T - roasted malts, slight hoppy bitterness

M - good carbonation, smooth mouthfeel

D - good flavor, I would buy again, but its nothing to really seek out

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 16:28:23 | More by mikereaser
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New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a classic jet black with close to a finger deep foamy tan head that lingers around nicely and produces a reasonable amount of Belgian lacing. The smell is reasonably unique from a sense of maple and caramel character to it. I like the mouth feel. Nicely carbonated texture that enhances the drinkability. The flavors are mirrored nicely from the nose. I little more fruit on the palette along with some bitter roasted notes. The 8.2%ABV is well integrated. One finer drinker. Thanks Ryan!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 18:17:58 | More by jjayjaye
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer closley resembles a homebrew porter I recently made. That means it must be good!

The appearance is of a textbook porter. It's dark brown/black, with ruby highlights and a tan colored head that leaves good lacing.

The aroma has some chocolate on the foreftont, with a nutty, toasty aroma that was interesting. Moderate fruitiness ties it together nicely.

The flavor has even more toasty notes than the nose, but is balanced towards the nuttiness. It reminded me of grape nuts. There is also a touch of chocolate, but very little roast or bitterness. Overall, a smooth malt porter with an interesting toast aspect. The mouthfeel seemed just a little undercarbonated, and a little underattenuated for my tastes. This takes away from the beer just a little bit.

Drinkability is pretty average. I didn't realize how high of an abv this had, but it makes sense now. I wouldn't drink or buy a lot of this if it was available, but having this one was nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 18:36:32 | More by jeffthecheff
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an espresso brown with garnet highlights and a ricky tan head that leaves a bit of lace

Smell: Bittersweet chocolate and caramel

Taste: Opens with a bittersweet chocolate flavor that adds caramel sweetness in short order; by mid-palate, a roasty bitterness develops and fades, after the swallow, bringing the sweeter flavors back into prominence

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A nice Imperial Porter that runs the flavor mill through the paces

Thanks, yourefragile, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 02:29:09 | More by brentk56
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black, with thin mahogany highlights and a decent beige head. Nice nose: roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. A really delicious and drinkable beer, with all kinds of roasty porter flavors going on, including roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little caramel, balanced with some earthy hops. Another good one from Weyerbacher.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 20:40:00 | More by emmasdad
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3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddy brown color. Tan head holds together for a few minutes then fades to a thin layer. Nice patches of lace.

Bittersweet dark chocolate in the nose, a bit chalky. Roasted malt. Perhaps a good dose of citrusy hops.

Roasty malt, not much sweetness. A hint of chocolate lots of citrusy, piney hops. A nice milk chocolate finish.

Medium body, a slight creamy feel. Alcohol hidden pretty well. Nice beer, on the hoppy side.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2010 22:41:43 | More by Bierguy5
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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a beautiful traveling beer from randomdanger. Thank you, my good sir.

a dark brown with garnet highlights. pours beautifully. smells faintly like a little bourbon bon bon - a booze filled chocolate delight.
the roast is muted in this porter, instead it is a very creamy, chocolate beverage the texture of the devil's saliva. A splendid treat, and a very unique beverage. The roastiness is so mild it begins as almost an off flavor before the chocolate cream overtakes my mouth in ecstasy. Lovely.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 03:20:34 | More by olympuszymurgus
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An extra from fbm115 in a recent trade... Thanks, Steve!

Poured into a Yazoo tulip pint...

This pours terrific with the usual black/brown appearance of a porter but the head on this is crazy. It isn't huge but its dang persistent... Thick creamy mocha lace too... Very nice...

Very good aromas of dark roasted malts and chocolate abound along with a pretty good amount of hop character as well... Hints of coffee as it warms... There's a richness here that smells nice...

Very tasty porter... Bitterness of the roasted malts smooths out into a chocolate/coffee finish with a kiss of hops as well..this is really tasty I have to say... If it weren't for the 8.5%, I could see myself sessioning this one...

A really nice effort from Weyerbacher here... This is my favorite beer from them so far... I dig it..

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 19:53:45 | More by Tilley4
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