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Fifteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
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341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 24
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 06-15-2010)
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-15-2011 14:38:28 | More by randomdanger
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-04-2011 22:48:11 | More by kjkinsey
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-18-2011 16:28:30 | More by HopStoopid120
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

01-16-2013 20:40:59 | More by Budinetz
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-21-2011 18:00:50 | More by Rochefort10nh
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-10-2011 03:58:40 | More by rab53
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-18-2011 19:07:30 | More by I2uss
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-25-2011 22:00:05 | More by whallgren
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours an opaque black color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm cap of lacing. The aroma is of smoke, roasted malt, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. This is a very well rounded aroma that seems to get more interesting as time goes on. The taste is equally interesting. Smoke is present everywhere, but does not overpower the other aspects of the beer. There is plenty of dark chocolate, and cocoa powder with a solid roasted malt backbone. This beer truly has an exceptional taste. The mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate, fine carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a great beer that I am going to stock up on before its gone forever. Then I am going to hope that it comes back someday.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 01:46:42 | More by KarlHungus
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kwesib

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very impressive. I've been drink inking a lot of stouts this season and this is one of the best. The smoked dimension gives bothe the flavor and character a unique twist. Other imperial stouts have faded in likability if not drinkability over subsequent sessions. I'll have to see if this one does.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 15:01:12 | More by kwesib
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1.5 fingers finew brown head, opaque brown body.

Smells smoky, super-peaty, traces of oak.

Knockout taste- the same oak, peat, and smoke-- a bit of bacon, too. Faintly bitter. When you say 'smoked porter', I think this, not the stuff other breweries are putting out. A bit of dark chocolate.

Slightly textured, but appropriate to not steal from the taste.

Knockout smoked stout. That is all.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 03:11:16 | More by zaphodchak
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603BeerMe

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-06-2012 17:07:26 | More by 603BeerMe
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-14-2012 05:35:35 | More by ssjkyle
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lnashsig

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really should have saved this for a BA tasting involving Graeme (legendary smokehead), but I was pretty curious about this one so dug it up tonight. Poured from bottle (presuming 2+ yrs of age) into CBS snifter. Pours a terrific pitch black color, some nice dark brown head pops up and recedes quickly, leaving a brown ring around an otherwise glassy looking black surface. Expected appearance for the ABV on this one. Smell- campfire smoke, peat, some nice roast. The smoke pretty much dominates the aroma, but its a nice dull peat aroma. Taste- wow! really chocolatey, coffee, super smooth and mellow first sip. For the 10.8 ABV, there is no booze to be detected at all. The smoke presents itself on the end here along with some roasty bitterness. The smoke actually plays a perfect complimentary role in the taste- not overpowering as I would expect. This is a creative and impressive beer, and the aging has done wonders with making it a very mellow and drinkable beer. I'll be enjoying sipping this one tonight for awhile.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 00:02:20 | More by lnashsig
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Weyerbacher, the anniversary series in particular. A smoked imperial stout sounds like something I need to try. I can't wait for this one.

a: This had a black body and poured with a thick, sticky dark tan colored head.

s: Beautiful combination of deep roasty malt that smells of chocolate and maybe a hint of cherry coupled with a perfect note of charred smokey bacon. This smells pretty much exactly like I hoped it would.

t: Magnificent, I've never had anything like this. While some of the complexities of a great imperial stout are covered by the smoke, plenty of stout character shines through. There is rich, sweet chocolate and warm, boozy cherries that are joined by the smoke towards the finish. The balance between the smoke and the stout is remarkable and the alcohol is very well hidden.

m: Very creamy feeling overall with long lasting but gentle carbonation.

d: Smoked beer is something I enjoy in moderation for the most part, but I had no trouble with twelve ounces of this one. This beer is an amazing achievement and reminds why I get so excited about great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 23:55:27 | More by DIM
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parris

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been slacking on the BA reviews lately, but had to write a bit for this one.

It's dark brown in appearance with no head. I held the bottle up high when pouring and got some small brown shiny bubbles, but thats all. There is some lacing, but it's sporadic.

Smell is very all chocolate and meaty smoke. I usually don't rave for smoke beers, but this combination of imperial stout and smokyness is perfect. The is a manly smelling beer. I thought steak and exotic animal hunting, my wife though cigars and bare knuckle boxing.

Smoke up front, it hits your palate and you nose, malt and chocolate and a good hop bite follows. A little bit of bourbon lingers to finish.

Oily, viscous mouthfeel, exactly what you'd want with a 10.8%.

I'd hate the morning, but I could drink this all night. Luckily they only come in pricey four packs.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 22:59:49 | More by parris
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glid02

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours black with a half-finger tan head. The head dissipates into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of equal parts roasted malts and dark chocolate aromas. Also present are smooth dark fruits - plums, figs, and raisins with mild amounts of smokiness.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Smooth roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by light amounts of chocolate-covered, dried dark fruits - plums and raisins. The fruit flavors fade out near the end of the sip, allowing for a good deal of smoky flavors to take over before a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is great. It's got a very smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also great. I finished my glass very quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was a huge fan of this beer and thought it was very well done, packing a bunch of flavor into the profile while making sure none of them overpowered the others. Well worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2010 16:24:34 | More by glid02
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle pours a black color with some brown highlighting around the edges. Not much head or lacing.

Nose is lots of roasted sweetness and a little bit of smoke. Some licorice and burnt campfire marshmallows are also in there.

Smoke level on this is perfect! Sweet chocolate and mild roast round out what is shaping up to be a fantastic stout, certainly the best Weyerbacher beer I have ever had. Mouthfeel is not overly viscous, but full enough and the low carbonation is appreciated in this style. I really dig this brew, very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 22:21:14 | More by twiggamortis420
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superspak

Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle into snifter. Pours thick opaque black color with a small, fairly dense 1 finger dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. A small amount of lacing sticks to the glass as well. Aromas of big charcoal, oak, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. Aromas of smoked meat were present as well as it warmed up. Very nice and strong aromas here. A lot of complexity. Taste of huge chocolate, caramel, smoke, coffee, vanilla, and tons of roasted malt. Lingering notes of bitter coffee, smoke, chocolate, and roasted flavors on the finish that last a while. Light carbonation and huge full body. The mouthfeel on this beer is heaven. Super creamy, smooth, and as drinkable as a beer of 11% could be. This beer is super rich, without being boozy at all. Alcohol is hidden perfectly in this, I am not really noticing any except for a slight warming on the finish. Overall, and absolutely incredible smoked imperial stout from Weyerbacher. I will be grabbing more if I see it around for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 04:04:12 | More by superspak
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks the part. It glugged into the glass with some obvious viscosity. A nice bubbly and creamy brown head is erected. Lacing is substantial for such a high ABV beer. Black as midnight. Aroma is chocolate, black licorice, roasted malts and peat smoked malt. The smoke on the water, I mean the nose is subtle, like a campfire in the distant. Smells awesome. Flavor is well integrated and the 10.8% a/v is only felt mildly. Flavors I get are anise oil, char, smoke, chocolate and dark currants. Nice complexity. Good little roasted bitterness. Lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Fairly velvety. High quality all around.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 04:56:48 | More by Bighuge
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into a goblet

A: Pours pitch black with almost two finger of very dense brown foam that seems to stay around forever. This is a really gorgeous beer.

S: Hickory smoked malts are quite strong in this beer, a bit ashy, but very appealing. The smoke seems to be a mixture of smoked meats and tobacco. Behind the smoke are burnt and roasted malts, dark chocolate, and very light dark fruits. This beer smells amazing.

T: Similar to aroma, but the smoked malts take a bit of a backseat to the dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is quite strong with light caramel and milk chocolate sweetness to balance. Just behind this is the smoke I got in the aroma, now more on the tobacco side.

M: Quite thick and one of the creamiest beers I've ever had.

O: This beer really surprised me. It's the best Imperial Stout I've had since, shoot, I had Morning Wood at EBF a month ago. Either way, this beer is amazing. The smoke and dark chocolate mix unbelievably well, the smoke a bit more prominent in the aroma and the chocolate more prominent in the flavor. I'm impressed.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 03:38:38 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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nandemo1

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pitch black with the slightest bit of head. Gave up a small amount of lacing.

Smell is roasty sweet malts with a bit of smoke in the background, some licorice too. Taste is semi sweet, coffee, roasted/burnt. Definitely warms you up as it goes down.

Feel is smooth with little to no carbonation. A bit heavy, but I like that in a big stout.

An excellent winter beer with a great nose and good flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 01:47:48 | More by nandemo1
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Black color, virtually no head.
Smoky chocolate aroma. The smoke was subtle.
Wonderful taste. I thought the smoke was a little more apparent than the aroma suggested. Chocolate and coffee that continued to build. Alcohol not at all noticeable.
A rich, smooth beer.
Gotta get more of these. One of the best beers I've had in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 00:58:56 | More by lordofthewiens
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Very dark, near black, blah blah blah. Its appearance embodies the level of hatred my heart attains whilst ticking the appearance of a given Stout.

S - Huge smoke dominates all else. I am searching for other discernible nuances, but I'm not having any luck. All the same, it smells fairly good.

T - Again, hugely smoky. I can only describe it as a hypothetical product: Aecht Schlenkerla Russian Imperial Rauch-Stout.

M - The feel is big and well-apportioned.

D - Imperial Rauch Stout; check it out, it is very interesting.

As of April 2011, time has treated this very well. Scores are going way up from 4.05 to what it'll be now.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 02:42:54 | More by ktrillionaire
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pitched black with a small capping of cocoa hued dense, creamy foam lapping to the top. The cap flattens out sort of quick to a thin collar. Long, stretched out strings of lace along with a few globby spots decorate the gobelt skimmingly.

Broad aroma of deep roasted malts, smokey peet, dark fruit of currents and raisin, spicey cracked pepper notes, semi charred, slighted with a warmth of good Ol' EtH breathing lightly over the top and a poof of chocolate behind it.

Complex taster as you get into it with a nice smoldering cast of tangy smokeyness luring among a small tang of dark fruity currant and fig and creamy chocolate. Tiny pepper spicings knock at the back door, while a warm breeze of alcohol seeps through the screen of the back door.

Well layered in a creamy smooth body that stays just a nudge above medium as it warms and really gains a comfortable level of carbonation with a warming center and peppery biting finish.

A wonderful treat to behold from Weyerbacher. This will age nicely for a few years and maybe smooth out even more? The warth and spiced peppery smokeyness melds well together but could probably smolder a while longer and submerge into a fantastic brew with time. As is, at release time, its already solid and reminds me of Stone's Smoked Porter and Rogue's Impy stout being one together freshly brewed. A nice concept; a nice beer by Wb!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 02:42:24 | More by tavernjef
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