Thirteen | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
308 Ratings
ThirteenThirteen
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Inspired Imperial Stout.

Added by woodychandler on 04-27-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
308
Reviews:
247
Avg:
4
pDev:
12.25%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 308 |  Reviews: 247
Photo of kawilliams81
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Bell's tulip.

A- Dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. Very little to almost no lacing remains on the glass.

S- Big abv notes, dark fruits, chocolate, slight smoke.

T- Dark chocolate and dark fruits dominate this beer.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Has a nice big mouthfeel that rounds this beer out nicely.

O- Very good stout that's very smooth for the abv and what you would have thought from the nose.

 445 characters

Photo of Duff27
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark mocha head. Leaves a collar. Some alcohol legs.

Aroma sets the tone. Real dark. Is this barrel aged?

Harsh but not over the top. Not finding many Belgian qualities.

Very full mouthfeel., thicker. Good carbonation.

Enjoyed this one a lot. Held up great so far. One of the better aged stouts ive had recently. Thanks kawilliams81!.

 339 characters

Photo of johnnnniee
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity. Glugs out of the bottle a thick black color with a smallish tan head that shows some staying power. Smells of dark caramel, licorice, burnt sugar, chocolate, with hints of smoke and alcohol. Taste is Thick and burnt with lots of licorice, chocolate, and caramel. Long lingering earthy ethanol burnt sweetness. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and chewy vinous burnt mouthfeel. This is a big thick sweet monster of a beer and I enjoyed it till the end.

 522 characters

Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. This is from 2008 in case you weren't paying attention.

3.0 A: Black color. A little over one finger of frothy light brown head. Retention is poor, but at 13.6%, what do you expect. No lacing.

4.0 S: Rich nose full of supple roastiness, tons of sweet chocolate, molasses, and loads of caramel. So incredibly well integrated; time has done this well. Booze is extremely well hidden.

4.5 T: Follows the nose for the most part. Powerful, but soft roastiness. Big hits of chocolate, molasses, and caramel. Sweet without being too sweet. Rich and wonderful. The booze is hard to taste, but it does give a nice warming on finish.

4.5 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and super smooth.

4.5 D: Delicious beer. Drinking great now.

 777 characters

Photo of Greenplastic615
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My "gateway" beer into big stouts three and a half years ago. I finally found a bottle at Capone's in Norristown, so I had to buy it and revisit what started it all.

12oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A - Pours oily black with a one finger tan head. Almost a red hue around the rim of the glass.

S - Dark fruit and alcohol. I thought I remembered another component to the smell, but it has faded after 3.5 years in the bottle (or I have a bad memory).

T - More dark fruit, alcohol, and raisins. Thought the alcohol presence would've subsided by now, but it's still very much there. The taste doesn't linger like a lot of other beers of this style/strength.

M - Actually very smooth. Almost too smooth. Extremely drinkable for 13.6%.

O - Not quite the magic I thought it was, but certainly a nice way to revisit what got me into big beers in the first place. Still love Weyerbacher for all they do.

 905 characters

Photo of jcone17
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of OBIrish24
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of bigdipip
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of randomdanger
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Bilco
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. finally opening this one up after 3 years of cellaring.

appears black, with dark tan head. decent lacing and head retention, especially for the age.

aroma is a bit harse and boozy, like rum and fermented fruit, raisins. taste has the normal imperial stout flavors of bitter cocoa and roasted espresso, but also has a big dark fruit component. acidic, complex. nice mouthfeel, thick yet smooth and easy to drink.

overall, definitely big and bold, yet easy to drink for a 13.6% abv beer

 504 characters

Photo of BARFLYB
3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Hulmeville Inn. Glad to find this on tap since I cant seem to track a bottle of it and it was super hot when fresh.

A- Black, very small amount of fizzy bubbles on top, no lace.

S- After two plus years, I can still smell the alcohol. Thirteen gives off some nail polish still and under that some melted choclate in the sun, tootsie rolls, roasted malt out the ying yang and a small dark fruit component.

T- Me thinks this is falling apart, I cant imagine how the bottles are holding up at this point. Fresh this was a super hot chocolate laden stout with roast, now it's slightly less hot with nail polish and a kinda nasty mix of nestle chocolate and roast. It's the booze and alcohol that kill it. Not something I would drink alot of.

M- Two plus years in the keg have tamed the booze, yet the rest of the beers components namely the chocolate, coffee, roast and dark fruit have mated and made a bastard child. The feel is approaching full with a hefty body. There is some heat and nail polish in the aftertaste. Carbed up light. Blech.

O- Overall Im glad I did not pick up a case of this stuff three years ago, that would of been a bummer. This probably started falling off a year ago. I would not avoid this beer, but I certainly won't spend any time or energy seeking it out again. Weyerbacher stouts are hit or miss for me. Bring on the Verboten, now that's good stuff.

 1,390 characters

Thirteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 308 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More