Fifteen | 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): 10.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by elgiacomo on 06-15-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
357
Reviews:
227
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
55
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yet opaque jet black in color with some moderate amounts of garnet red + dark amber highlights and minimal amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has an extremely thin mocha head that quickly reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong smokey aromas to this beer, similar to a campfire. Lighter aromas of roasted malts and just a hint of brown sugar.

T: Upfront there a light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some honey and brown sugar sweetness. Then there are moderate flavors of smokiness with a hint of peat. Light notes of milk chocolate as well.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is really thick, it even seems thick when it is being poured. The alcohol is extremely well hidden in this beer, I would never have guessed that it is 10.8% ABV - it is much easier to drink than that. Enjoyable with the smokey flavors and aromas but not over the top or dominating.

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Photo of Invictus
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of themind
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Paul68
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of weezarc
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SalukiAlum
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Sprecher snifter glass

Appearance- Jet black with a half finger of khaki head that quickly dissipates. No lacing is left behind.

Smell- Mostly chocolate, but pretty subdued scent on the beer.

Taste- In the front I get this kind of metallic flavor then a very nice smokey and chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel- Definitly a bit watery for a stout. It drinks quite a bit like a porter. There is a nice warming sensation.

Overall- Nice mellow smoke and chocolate makes for a great tasting stout. The abv is hidden in the flavor completely, but there is a very nice warming finish. Solid beer other then the metallic flavor in the front of the tounge.

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Photo of Budinetz
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of trplx81
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of 603BeerMe
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of gordavidson
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of harrymel
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

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Photo of ncaudle
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kapkenobi
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of daveshawley
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of fehrminator
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MASPuros
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Fifteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 357 ratings.
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