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Whiskey Barrel Aged - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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90
outstanding

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jzeilinger on 06-15-2012)
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4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives a very dark, almost chestnut brown with a small tan head that dissipates quickly leaving just a ring 'round. No lace at all.

I let this sit about 30 minutes before continuing after a wee sample of it earlier. Review continues from that point.

Smell is rich, roasted malt, raisins and other dark fruity bits and, of course, whiskey.
Taste is all that but a bit more so, like it was turned up from 10 to 11. Great balance.
Full bodied, very smooth (like velvet), rich and warming with just a light effervescence. This is seriously good beer. Let it warm then sip it and enjoy.

PorterLambic, Jul 11, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Single purchased at the brewery.

Dark brown body, topped by loudly fizzing rapidly decaying four finger medium tan head.

Smells like whiskey. Big vanilla notes. Some chocolate buried way down.

Chocolate kiss at the front of the tongue. Bourbon/vanilla quickly engulfs. Alcohol buzz at the swallow. Warm in the belly.

Mouthfeel is a little weak, could use more to chew on.

Not something I'd have regularly, but a tasty one timer.

RonfromJersey, Jun 19, 2012
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4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 11/13/13 notes. Had this on tap at Ginger Man in NYC; menu said it was from 2012 and I had never heard of it. 12 oz. pour in a snifter.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Leaves some light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of sweet bourbon, oak, toasted malts, roasted malts, chocolate, and some caramel malts. Bourbon is up front but doesn't dominate, and allows a lot of chocolate and caramel to come through. Light vanilla on the end too.

t - Tastes of sweet bourbon, roasted malts, cream, vanilla, chocolate, oak, caramel malts, toasted malts, and dark fruits. Bourbon up front again but more cream and vanilla here than the nose had. Not hot at all.

m - Medium to full body, and moderate carbonation. No heat at all and very creamy; great mouthfeel.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot; honestly, this is probably the best Weyerbacher beer I've had so far. Looks like last year it may have been hot but it is drinking great right now. A decent amount of bourbon up front but it is not hot and doesn't overpower it, and it has a lot of other falvors coming out. Smooth body, would love to have this one again.

mdfb79, Nov 14, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This I would not consider a brown ale, more of a strong ale.

A-deep brown with some red hues when held up to light. nice 1 finger head.

S-lots of dried fruits, bourbon, oak and vanilla come through on the nose. Almost has a Belgian Dubbel'ness to it without the yeast.

T-very similiear to the nose and very smooth. A hint of booziness which reminds me that this is indeed a Weyerbacher brew. More bourbon than the nose. Very good brew.

M-Medium thin body which is a bit weak for this style but good nonetheless.

O-bought a case and a half to have. Will likely age for about a year as it will take me about that to go through them.

danedelman, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Varga Bar on 8/3/12, served in a snifter.

Pour: Dark brown, but not black. Mostly clear. Finger and a half of khaki head.

Smell: Whiskey, roastiness, some vanilla. Brown sugar sweetness is definitely there.

Taste: Not as whiskey forward as I was expecting, and I like that. Vanilla notes bring out great brown sugar sweetness from the base beer. A little woody.

Mouthfeel: Heavier, but a nice lack of alcohol heat. A sipper for sure though.

Overall: Finally gave this a shit and I wasn't disappointed. I am being consistently impressed by what Weyerbacher offers lately.

cfrances33, Aug 03, 2012
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Whiskey Barrel Aged from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.