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Fifteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
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343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
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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harrymel

Washington

1.68/5  rDev -58.3%
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.
2/1.5/1.5/3/1.5

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.
2/3.5/3/3/3/3.05

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 07:22:18 | More by harrymel
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-18-2012 00:16:11 | More by ncaudle
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kapkenobi

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-15-2012 21:16:05 | More by kapkenobi
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 17:47:06 | More by tdm168
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daveshawley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-16-2012 02:56:32 | More by daveshawley
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-31-2012 23:43:06 | More by fehrminator
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MASPuros

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-25-2012 15:55:35 | More by MASPuros
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-24-2012 17:02:34 | More by harpus
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 05:51:11 | More by MattyG85
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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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 05:36:00 | More by thecheapies
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anwo56

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-25-2012 23:06:47 | More by anwo56
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 23:37:43 | More by brentk56
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syndelee

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-16-2012 21:59:06 | More by syndelee
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-14-2012 11:41:16 | More by pjs234
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-26-2012 04:14:20 | More by kspongeworthy
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 20:23:33 | More by johnnnniee
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
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. 

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 04:33:36 | More by ThickNStout
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TimH


3/5  rDev -25.6%

05-19-2012 19:41:01 | More by TimH
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ao125

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 00:08:22 | More by ao125
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-13-2012 02:38:15 | More by halo913
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-12-2012 19:44:44 | More by Skye1024
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a typical imp stout deep, dark brown which borders on black; less than a finger of tan/cinnamon head. head dissipates fairly quickly - not exactly shocking for an imperial stout - but leaves minimal lacing.

bitter chocolate leads the way in the smell, followed by coffee, roasted malts, and smoke; more bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt follow through in the flavor. the real difference here is the smoke, which has an immediate and lasting effect on the palate. very nice on that count, really sets it apart from many of the imperial stouts i've had. smoky, vaguely boozy finish.

moderately carbed, a bit on the thin side. drinkability is OK, i think the one will be enough for tonight, though i would not be averse to this filling my glass in the future. the smoke element plays well for me.

original review on: 09-19-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 06:47:11 | More by BostonHops
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very nice bottle indeed. Pours dark black, opaque, with a good sized brown head that settles slowly. Lacing is excellent. Complex aroma of chocolate, burnt and roasted malts, light smokiness, a touch of wood, anise, and tobacco, perhaps.

Excellent flavor, with the smokiness well-integrated with roasted dark malt, bittersweet chocolate, burnt sugar and toffee. Subtler hints of anise, espresso, nothing overwhelms anything else; quite nicely balanced. Some bitterness and ample sweetness round out the flavor. Booze has mellowed almost completely and remains hidden.

Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation, creamy, a bit chewy and thick, although falls short of any true viscosity. Very easy to drink for such a big beer. Another superb Weyerbacher anniversary offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 16:14:33 | More by tobelerone
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Jakers90

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-05-2012 04:42:05 | More by Jakers90
Fifteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.