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Fifteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 25
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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Budinetz, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

sendbeer, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

trplx81, Dec 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

603BeerMe, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of david131
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

david131, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of harrymel
1.68/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Current review on 23OCT12
Pours black with just a slight rim of mocha. Smells of smoke, some leather and more smoke - campfire smoke. Flavor is liquid smoke really not much else going on there - like sucking the dick end of a cigarette. Sad flavor. Medium, smooth body with low, but sharp carb. Not a good beer. Just because you make a smoked beer does not mean the beer should taste exclusively of smoke.

Original review 07DEC11
A: black, a little quilt of dark mocha foam falls to a web on the surface. No lace. Opaque.
S: Smoke, leather, molasses and anise. Some notes of bitter cocoa.
T: Fairly smoky with some dry dark malts. Actually, as I drink this, the more smoky it tastes.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Near dry finish.
O: Maybe dumping this in with a crock pot of lil smokies and barbeque sauce this would have been great. As it stands, meh. Overly smoky.

harrymel, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of ncaudle
4/5  rDev -1%

ncaudle, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of kapkenobi
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

kapkenobi, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - black almost oil like with a very thin brown head that fades fast

S - big chocolate notes, wood, roasted malts, anise, faint coffee

T - anise, alcohol, chocolate, roasted malts, earthy, smoke, wood

M - full bodied, very warm, a bit boozy, well carbonated

This is a solid beer. The smoke, woodiness is a great compliment to the roasted malts. This is really a great offering. If I can find this I'll buy this again.

tdm168, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

daveshawley, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of fehrminator
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

fehrminator, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of MASPuros
4/5  rDev -1%

MASPuros, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev -1%

harpus, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep and oily black with no other color coming through. About a finger of deep tan head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Lacing is moderate.

Smell: Big aroma of dark roasted malts and smoke. Good hints of chocolate and coffee. Very smokey with some wood. Burnt brown sugar and molasses. Hints of dark fruits including raisins, plum, and dark berry. Light hint of banana. Also some hints of anise and peat. Very robust aroma.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a big roasty taste with a lot of smoke. Dark roasted malts with good notes of chocolate, coffee, and burnt wood. Big taste of burnt sugar and molasses. A little bit of peat. Midway comes some nice subtle dark fruits with some raisins, plum, fig, and dark cherry. A little bit of anise rounds it out. Smoke lingers throughout into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, rich, slightly sticky and chewy. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Overall: A very solid smoked Imperial Stout. Smoke is strong but not overbearing. Nice subtle fruit flavors and spice.

MattyG85, Jul 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 06/04/10. Poured into a brandy snifter glass after being taken out of the fridge and being allowed to warm for about 30 minutes.

Nice hiss off the bottle top when cracked. A towering two-plus fingers of head set from an elevated and slow pour. I thought I noticed a clump of yeast glug into the glass from the bottleneck, but I could be wrong. Looks absolutely pitch black and there's a toasted marshmallow color to the head that's quite appealing. Practically light brown, to reiterate the point. The foam is retaining very well for a two-year and almost 11% imperial stout.

Rich malty aromas spew from the glass and an undeniable smoked malt aroma that comes and goes before and after swirling the glass. It appears to be stronger when the beer is left to rest a bit; when agitated, the stout has charred fruit notes and some lingering cocoa dust. There's a rich alcohol treatment that seeps through as well. I notice strength, but it's also contributing to the malt sweetness. As expected, no hops discernible.

Rich smoky malts in the forefront, and I like 'em plenty. Peaty flavors with some charred meat notes, dark chocolate, black licorice, and a hint of stone fruits. Not sure if it's the result of the aging process, but there's an aerosol can gas kind of flavor whipped in. Well-hidden alcohol throughout the opening and middle finishes with a slight cognac sting and warm burn. Great drinking right now, even though this is my first taste.

Thick mousse-y feel with that good carbonation that was still left in the bottle and hasn't spit out of the beer from the pour or it resting in the glass. Great creaminess all over. Can't say for sure, but it doesn't seem thinned-out in the lightest. Pretty solid feel.

Very enjoyable beer with a kick that's slowly creeping in. My first smoked imperial stout, and it's a damn good one, at that. Still bottles on the shelves here in Pittsburgh for $4.99 a pop.

thecheapies, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of anwo56
4/5  rDev -1%

anwo56, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A magnificently rich pour, with a light brown head settling atop the mysteriously dark brown liquid; nice retention and it leaves some shards of lace behind

Smell: Smoked wood, dark chocolate, licorice, burnt brown sugar and a hint of banana

Taste: The sweet dark malts hit the tastebuds first, bringing licorice and chocolate flavors, followed by the burnt brown sugar; in the middle, the smoked flavors take over, but don't overwhelm the palate; the fruity elements arrive, after the swallow, though the sweetness is restrained

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This beer has matured nicely, with the flavors blending together in a smooth and subtle fashion

brentk56, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

syndelee, Jun 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

pjs234, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

kspongeworthy, May 26, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a hair of the dog kind of day, thanks a lot Matt ;)
This one has been flying under the radar in my cellar, but today could not stay unseen, so we drink.
Pours a solid color of darkness with a stingy tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring on top. The aroma as advertised is quite smokey, with bits of roast and chocolate rounding it out quite nicely. The taste is what you expect based on the aroma. You get a bit of chocolate caramel and roast up front then some heavy smokey phenolics come in and then fade. A bit of earthy bitterness with a hint of alcohol rear up for a second before a long lingering smoke and ash lay down a pretty heavy finish. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a thick sweet roasty chocolate syrup kind of mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one, I wish I had popped this open a lot sooner, or squirreled some more of these away.

johnnnniee, May 20, 2012
Photo of ThickNStout
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 2.99. Bottled 2010. Served in a Terrapin snifter. 

Pours night black with 1.5 finger deep tan pillow of head. Nice spotty lacing. 

Interesting smokey malty nose. Char, burnt coffee and peat. 

Taste follows the nose. Big smokey malts lead, with under tones of coffee, cocoa, wood, cherry pits, molasses, peat, leather and booze. Pretty good at keeping the near 11 abv in check but the alcohol is obviously there. Long charred malty aftertaste. 

Medium full feel. Lightly carbonated. A year and a half in the bottle has given it a silky creamy feel. 

The best stout I've tried from Weyerbacher by far and one of the better examples of a smoked imperial stout. Certainly worth a go if you see one. I'm glad I have another to try again in 6-12 months- age seems to have really done it well so far. 

ThickNStout, May 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

TimH, May 19, 2012
Photo of ao125
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another beer that hits "it" out of the park.

Two years old now, this beer has gone from your average smoked porter into a bottle of chocolate covered and candied bacon.

It's quite delicious... though one bottle is best split amongst two people.

The only argument I have against this beer is that it's "Too much", if that's even possible.

Not too much money... god no, I'd keep buying this over and over again if I could.

No... my only quibble with this beer is that once you drink it, it's not unlike the feeling you get when you've been outside grilling for hours on end. Everything tasted like smoke afterwards. Water tasted like smoke. Air tasted like smoke. Everything and *nothing* tasted like smoke.

Truly a wonderful beer, but definitely over the top... in a good way.

ao125, May 18, 2012
Fifteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.