Whiskey Barrel Aged | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jzeilinger on 06-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 31
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep ruby brown, with a slight white head. Minimal lacing.

S: Big whiskey notes. Chocolate and caramel sweetness. Hints of vanilla and possibly some oak as well.

T: Again, very strong whiskey up front. It's actually quite nice. Some chocolate and caramel notes. Not much oak coming through. The alcohol is well hidden, but I wish the base beer offered a bit more.

M: Carbonation is decent, but the body is noticeably thin. Again, this seems to be from the thinness of the base beer. The barrel aging seems to have rounded things out very nicely.

O: A very nice whiskey barrel aged beer. A more robust base beer would have been well served, but overall quite enjoyable. Excellent value as well.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler pour from a pitcher contributes to a low carbonation level I'm sure and the appearance suffers a bit.

Dark brown almost purple color, pretty beer. Big whiskey aroma and taste. Notes of vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, and rum. Soy sauce. Did I mention whisky? Drinkable, but this is a huge whiskey beer and the booze factor is high.

Overall, damn good. And the barrel aging is spot on.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of danedelman
4.27/5  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.

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4.32/5  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.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to danedelman for providing this one!

A: Pours a deep brown with lighter hues presenting a finger thick cream colored head that slowly retracts into a slight haze of foam over the surface.

S: Oak phenols, vanilla, wood tannins, plums, figs, cocoa, and whiskey. Very balanced and pleasantly aromatic.

T: Smooth whiskey at the front of the palate followed up with sweet plums, figs, raisins, and dried out with a nice oak vanilla finish. Alcohol heat is present at the back of the palate but it's quite subtle. While whiskey didn't shine in the aroma it came through beautifully in the taste.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It's a very smooth beer and drinks very well but I think it could of benefited from a little more body.

O: Overall I'm quite glad I had my bud pick some up from me. It's a fantastic beer and I'd definitely recommend it. I don't think this one will benefit from aging as it's great as is.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into a Weyerbacher tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark garnet color (when held to the light), off white colored head that's very "spritzy" and eventually dies down to a thin layer and lacing ring and light carbonation.

S - Aroma is light to moderate and not in your face. Roasted malt (like a very, very light milk chocolate), figs, plums, vanilla, oak, and whiskey.

T - The whiskey aroma is there but not overpowering like some of the barrel aged beers, however, it is more present on the palette. Whiskey, oak, vanilla, and the dark fruit blend nice and even across the sip with the whiskey and oak tannin up front and the rest falling in behind.

M - Body is light medium and velvety smooth as it glides over the tongue and down the hatch. There is a noticeable burn in the back of the throat and the mouth is left with a coating of oak, dark fruit, vanilla, and some light sweetness.

O - Another great beer from Weyerbacher and I really appreciate how they like to brew the bigger beers and push the boundaries sometimes. The biggest issue (for me) is the texture, it's too thin for such a big beer. The carbonation fizzles out after about 30 minutes in the glass but that's no big deal. This beer is definitely worth checking out if you're a Weyerbacher fan. Overall, I'm looking forward to working through this case!

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Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 90 ratings