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X-Ray - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 10-20-2012)
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metter98

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Pony Bar Hell's Kitchen, New York, NY

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color-traces of amber are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin white head and patches of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of chocolate malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of bittersweet chocolate and has a very slight amount of lingering bitterness. There are some hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink, very flavorful and has no traces of alcohol in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 14:30:20 | More by metter98
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-10-2012 21:39:56 | More by acurtis
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours out as a deep looking black color, it's got a thick looking tan head in top with a decent retention and lacing. The smell of the beer has a good balance of roasted chocolatey malts as well as some hoppy aromas as well. The taste has a solid bitterness to it from start to finish. There is the bitter coffee and chocolate notes up front that fade into the subtle hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth, nicely carbonated and rather easy to drink. Overall I found it to be a pretty solid beer. Lookin forward to drinking a few more over time.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2012 19:08:59 | More by Knapp85
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-08-2012 01:20:05 | More by JAHMUR
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-28-2014 00:45:04 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-20-2013 20:24:52 | More by InspectorBob
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip

X-Ray sports a very black shaded color with some dark brown spots towards the bottom of the glass when up to light. A nice creamy tan/brown head that looks like it's off of a nitro line, Great lacing.

Smell is pretty spectacular rich with dark bakers chocolate a nice whiff of roasted malt with a vanilla hit. I usually get a whole lot of tootsie roll from porters but this one is different.

And were off, 1st sips are nothing short of amazingly rich with the above already mentioned. Light chocolate mixed with roast and a small hint of vanilla and coffee. A nice amount of crystal malt used, that much is apparent.

The feel is so rich and creamy and smooth and refreshing, even though I don't find dark beers refreshing at all. This is approaching medium in build active bubbles and smooth baby.

great porter, one I would not mind having a six of during a Sunday. A little more in strength than the standard American porter, but the added flavor is notch. This is a nice offering and hopefully comes back around again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 06:30:15 | More by BARFLYB
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-07-2012 20:08:50 | More by THECPJ
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-06-2012 02:42:26 | More by birchstick
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-22-2013 03:36:30 | More by mdillon86
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-02-2013 03:01:26 | More by st9647v3
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-27-2012 19:00:21 | More by JohnK17
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-21-2012 02:18:11 | More by DonFrap
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-22-2012 01:35:22 | More by hollywood_15063
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-13-2012 00:59:54 | More by zonker17
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours an opaque dark black with a quarter finger of beige head that recedes fairly fast and leaves some light lacing. Not a ton of carbonation.

S- Light chocolate, some hops, light roasted malts, not overly aromatic.

T- Light bitter chocolate, some light hops, light roasted malts, not overly flavorful, finishes with light chocolate and hoppy presence.

M- Medium bodied, not a ton of carbonation, easy drinking. Decent feel, but could use a bit more carbonation.

O- I wasn't overly impressed by this beer. It was easily drinkable, but there definitely wasn't anything special about it and there are many other porters I'd rather drink. If you live next to the brewery I'd try it out, but I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to obtain it.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 23:25:59 | More by jaasen64
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-28-2012 21:32:53 | More by thebigredone
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-26-2012 02:26:03 | More by TimoP
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-23-2012 21:45:10 | More by Jimmys
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-13-2013 00:26:40 | More by zekeman17
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

X-Ray on tap at Pony, served on their 8-oz glass.

Appearance: looks like an Imperial stout, super black, no head but great coffee-colored lacing.

Smell: Coffee, leather, liquorice, cola/cubalibre, roastiness. Petroleum and coal. Humidor full of cigars, cedar chest.

Taste: Smooth like a mellowed whiskey, far from the intensity of the nose. Sweet touches here and there, decaf coffee, gently-licked decoy. Chocolate, tad of hops at the end. Faraway notes of vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, well-balanced. Spicy, peppery finish. Great body for the low ABV.

Overall: Great porter, almost like a big stout. Drinkable and fully flavored.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 21:29:33 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-08-2012 09:42:18 | More by TheBishopco
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-29-2013 17:27:26 | More by skaboom420
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adam42381

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-13-2012 21:20:33 | More by adam42381
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Googs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-02-2012 04:28:21 | More by Googs
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X-Ray from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.