Review- Weyerbacher XIII
Evan of thefullpint.com sent me over a bottle of Weyerbacher XIII. This imperial stout is in honor of their thirteenth year brewing.
Marketing speak: To celebrate our thirteenth year of brewing we decided to do something special to commemorate this momentous occasion. Thirteen is a Belgian-inspired Imperial Stout weighing in at 13.6%. This smooth elixir is made with 5 malts and a touch of oats. You’ll find big chocolate and roasted notes, balanced with the Belgian flavors from the Abbey yeast strain. This beer is very smooth and lacks the astringency you sometimes find in these huge Imperial Stouts.
Like all of our anniversary beers, this one should age nicely for years to come. It will be available in 12oz. and 22oz. bottles and sixtels in draft. Recipe by Chris Wilson, Head Brewer.
Weyerbacher Brewing Company – Weyerbacher XIII (Thirteen) – 22oz bottle poured into my New Belgium glass – 13.6% abv.
Appearance: Jet black with a frothy brown top.
Aroma: Chocolate mousse and dark rum. Many other deep scents I couldn’t pinpoint. To generalize it, I would say roasty.
Taste: Chocolate liquor, prunes, Good and Plenty candy, and acidic black coffee.
Mouthfeel: The oats make this soft and smooth, but borders on sticky.
Overall: A fantastic, night capping beer. Very large and complex. I appreciate the high alcohol in it as well. I would love to have a few to age, so I better try and hunt more down soon.