Pours a beautiful clear rosy mahogany with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma has a strong caramel note with brandy and clove tones backing it up. Bold flavor charges caramel, nutty, fruity (apple, grape, a little cherry), cloves, and subtle roast malt notes across the palate, a veritable stampede of flavor. Texture is firm and smooth, yet has some good fizz to it, leaving a caramel and brandy finish. This beer is one to sip and savor - and experience.
Pours out a cloudy ice tea color with a nice tan foam head. The aroma is of candy and banana or some kind of fruit. The mouthfeel is very rich and thick. The taste is of malt up front paired with of fruit and the worlds best ingredients.
A dark amber colored beer with a big frothy textured, white head rising above. There's some hang time on this one. Settles into a medium ringlet and a light dusting of film. Dark-Fruity in the profile with phenol presence. Light medium bodied
The aroma is sweet and fruity as well as floral with hints of peppery spice. The appearance is slightly hazy and a rich burgundy to bronze-orange in color with a rocky relatively thin, off-white head that does not discipate. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and light, however, complex in character and well-balanced. The flavor is sweet with slight yeast and a bit hoppy with spice overtones and very full and very flavorable. Overall, not a bad quadrupel and is pretty good and is easy to drink with a nice finish; I am a tad surprised with this one but I do like Weyerbacher.
I sampled this one on draft at Redlight. Pours a nice reddish-amber color with an off-white head. A little head retention and spotty lacing. Lots of dark fruits with this one, a lot of plums and raisins and a spicy alcoholic tang to it with a dash of brown sugar. A pretty nice sipper.
A nice big Belgian to sip on during the last evening of 2008. Pours a river water brown color with some red and copper highlights. Frothy, light tan head and a generous handful of spotty lacing. Phenomenal aroma of fruity, musty yeast with plums, clove and vanilla. Like sniffing a flowery bouquet of goodness. Rich, filling body that is sweet and lightly syrupy. A slow smooth whiskey type feeling on the throat. Figs, raisins and caramel corn flavors are wrapped around an underlying earthiness. Very sweet with a deep subtle burn. The overall taste fell a bit short to the awe inspiring aroma. I sense this single is well aged and blended, but I have no idea of it's age. Real nice, comforting sipper.
Bottle Acquired February 2007; Sampled May 2008
A reasonable pour produces a fat-two-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a lightly hazed, reddish, darkened amber color that shows an perfect amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma is quite fruity and this couples with some light sherry notes that move towards rich port-wine character towards the aromatic finish. Fruit aromatics provide a mix of sweet plums, even prunes, light dried-fig and rum soaked, brown sugar glazed raisins. A touch of biscuit-like grain provides just a hint of an offset to the sweeter aromatic notes.
Sweet prune notes greet me up front and continue through to the finish. Only lightly carbonated with keeps the mouthfeel creamy textured and a bit flat (referring to texture, not CO2 levels). Surprisingly simplistic seeming after the first two sips, I don’t get a sense that a lot is going on here. The finish has a nice drying effect with toasty grain, and bread crust notes. There is also some age malt notes of sherry that lightly contribute to the finish. It gains a touch of complexity with fruit notes of earthy dates, some raisin character and a touch of brandy towards the finish that is brought out by some lightly warming alcohol. As the beer warms up some toffee notes join the general sweet fruit character. This does have a nice texture to it, not to heavy or cloying, yet still a sipper.
Certainly not bad, but it is quite simplistic in character despite having some nice aged sherry / port notes thrown in. I would only guess that this was more bland when fresh (looking through my rating of Blasphemy, I predicted much the same thing about the base beer) and the sweetness was more than likely sticky and cloying then (which it thankfully is not here). It really could use some spicy fermentation derived character.
Poured a dark amber color with a very small white head that left almost no lace the flavor was mostly of dark fruits and alcohol the alcohol showed through alot as the beer warmed the mouthfeel was not bad coating the mouth nicely i was a little disappointed by this one mostly because of quality of the other weyerbacher big beers