Finally Legal | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Finally Legal is a big stout brewed with Munich malts, smoked malts, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder and vanilla. Rolling in at 13.5% ABV, Finally Legal has rich chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla and a touch of smoky bacon. As if that’s not enough, we blended this tasty brew with its bourbon barrel aged counterpart before packaging it for your enjoyment.


Added by fredmugs on 04-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,585
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
185
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
45
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmar25
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hmm. It makes me wonder if there was an illegal version. Maybe that said 12% on it?

I poured the whole thing in a big mug and drank it without sharing. More for me. I have another bottle too, but I won't push my luck. This is likely to make me pretty sleepy.

It pours with little head. Black and actually a bit thin looking. Mine did not keep fizzing or leave any lacing. The aroma is sweet boozy malts, with who knows what thrown in. The taste is a big boozy malty affair, with some spices or something underneath. It's plenty bitter, though, to make up for all that malt. The whole experience is very boozy, with a big alcohol burp.

Recommended.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Pitch black with a small tan creamy tan head. A thin film remains forever, leaving streaky lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, soy sauce, vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, fudge, smokiness, boozy sweetness.

T: Huge dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa powder; soy sauce, beef broth, umami; caramel, brown sugar, pumpernickel bread. Amazing balance between fudgy sweetness and burnt roast. Chocolate syrup and black coffee. Hints of smoke and ash. Vanilla and bourbon, toasted oak. Sweet, but with a nice balancing earthy, roasted bitterness on the finish.

F: Super thick, chewy, and oily. Creamy. Moderately carbonated. Slick and sticky on the finish.

O: Um...wow. World-class stout here. This one blew me away. Incredible. Buy it if you can!

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Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Granuaile
4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is DELICIOUS, lovely and malty and rich. Yet another masterpiece by Weyerbacher.

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Photo of M_chav
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured an opaque cola with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like dark chocolate and vanilla, with some oak and earthy coffee.
T: It tasted like vanilla and rich milk chocolate, with some oak and earthy coffee and fudge. It had a clean sweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Nice big body.
D: This was a nice brew with well integrated but basic scent and taste. Not much bourbon character, but still rich and delicious. The body was solid and the finish was surprisingly smooth, so it was easy to drink. Might age well but doesn't need it. Not top tier, but really enjoyable.

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Photo of brureview
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big beer. 13.5% ABV. Drink slowly and at warmer temperatures.

Dark chocolate color in a Stone Snifter, with less than a half of a finger head.

The aroma is mild but quite good. Mostly Cocoa and vanilla. Some roasted malt.

Excellent taste. Cocoa nibs, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt. Mild bitterness. I like that. Although I greatly enjoy the sharp edge bitterness on Bourbon County Brand Stout, this is a welcome change.

Excellent winter beer. The aroma could have been a little stronger. Otherwise it’s quite good.

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Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1/27/18 bottle

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFC21
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fx20736
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a tulip. packaged 3/31/17, so closing in on 9 months old.

black as black can be body, small tan head which quickly disappears to just a ring.

aroma is only faintly bourbon.

it's an interesting taste though. the bourbon has clearly mellowed. I can't detect the cocoa, and the vanilla is more of a feel than a taste. roasted malts have also softened, but present, taste decent enough.

around medium on the mouth, a slightly slick finish with some bourbon notes.

overall, it's an okay beer, and at this age it seems the sum is a little greater than it's parts. of note is that the 13.5 abv is VERY hard to detect, so sipper beware!

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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bajdog
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick and a viscous midnight black with a half finger crown of light tan foam.

Rich earthy and roasty notes with a strong oak character. Vanilla and cocoa notes grow as the beer warms.

Strong bourbon and oak flavor gives way mid sip to a heavy dose of chocolate and a sweet vanilla finish.

Overall, quite delicious barrel character and unrestrained. The only knock against this is the dry and bitter roasty finish.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Finally Legal from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 185 ratings