Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Weyerbacher Black Hole Ale

Here we go with another beer that's not available in Illinois. This one is brewed by Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, PA. It was generously provided to me by my Beer Advocate buddy Ev. He's been my hookup for all the Weyerbacher brews I've tried and they've impressed me quite a bit. This one is no different...so if you plan on traveling near PA anytime soon...be sure to check them out!




The Weyerbacher Black Hole pours from the 12oz bottle a deep, dark oily black with a nice two finger head that's a creamy, bubbly tan. No light is penetrating this brew...it's a black hole!! (Sorry...) Some nice lacing appears as well. Aromas of deep roasty fudge brownie with some blackened coffee goodness thrown in. A touch of vinous fruit and molasses. A hint of cinammon? Rich and decadant with a burnt bread undertone. I really enjoy the aroma here.

First sip brings a wall of dark, roasty burnt malts first thing with with a nice dose of fudge and burnt coffee undertones. Fairly dry with and a bit vinous with hints of dark fruits. Notes of caramel and baked bread in the background as it finishes with just a touch of hops. An interesting brew that's quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Carbonation explodes in the mouth and gives it a creamy feeling. I was expecting this to be a bit heavier but it works out nicely. I could see myself drinking this more often if it was readily available. A tasty brew for fans of porters and stouts alike. Thanks to Ev for his hook up yet again.

Beer is good. Happy beering :-)

Overall I gave this brew a 4.2 out of 5. Yummy stuff.

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