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Review by everetends on 06/15/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 2010
Old Review
22 oz bomber I picked up last time I was at Green's off Ponce in Atlanta, GA. I have heard a lot about this beer and I was elated when I saw the cases stacked up. Weyerbacher has been good to me so far. Served up in my Free the Hops snifter.

A: Pours a pretty nice dark brown that has these beautiful copper/orange hues to it. Held to the light, more of that orange finds its way out. A pretty aggressive pour did not yield much head . . . initially. A very slow, creamy biege head bubbled its way up. It falls in due time to a thick bubbly ring. This beer appears to be pretty oily because the foam just slides back into the glass allowing zero lace. Even when held to the light, the dark brown is pretty much opaque. Can't see my finger on the other side.

S: Smells are pretty straight forward barleywine. Lots of big time malt in here with brown sugar and caramel goodness. There is a bit of bread hiding in there as well. The hops are pretty nice and floral. Smells very wholesome and clean. Dark fruit is floating around in there, but can't figure them out right now. Touch of alcohol presence in the form of some bourbon. Pretty good.

T: Damn this is good. The malts are damned near perfect. They are there but somehow keep from being TOO sweet. Lots of caramel and molasses. The bread is once again barely there, but it is there. The hops are light with just a touch of bite to cut through the malt. Slight floral and citrus flavor, but it still adds to the sweetness. There is a really nice wood and vanilla coming out here as well. Behind that is a bit of buttery sweet cream. Then you get what I can only describe as honey roasted cashews. This is fuggin tasty.

M: Full bodied brew that keeps it smooth. This is such a creamy ass beer. Really fluffy on the palate but still coats with a cooling creamy goodness. I can not believe this beer sits over 11%. It doesn't burn whatsoever, just smooth wonderful beer. Carbonation has a bit of jump to it, keeping this slightly crisp and easy down the throat. Aftertaste is that slight bitterness from the hops fighting with that caramel malt. I almost gave this a 5 because the feel is so awe inspiring.

D: I have the feeling this beer is dangerous as all hell. I mean all these great flavors that are sweet and enjoyable and then no alcohol reminding you to slow down. So friggin good. I found this beer amazingly drinkable. This is probably the best Weyerbacher offering I have had to date. Great flavors that create this amazingly complex yet balanced flavor profile. Damned good. Get you some.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-21-2009 05:51:01

Served In: Snifter