Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GoalieRon33:
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Black. Absolutely pitch black. Used engine oil is the best way to describe it (thanks Brothers). I may be a little biased, but I love to just admire and look at beers this black and opaque.
S- A little less than I expected with the depth of the coloration. Slight hoppiness with some malty sweetness. Muted licorice, with a little more molasses (sticky, sweet) than I really expected.
T- Mild for a RIS. Malty backbone is slightly overshadowed by very mild hops. The medium body lends to the muted taste overall, as its surprisingly easy to drink. There was really no discernable hoppy bite. If anything, the fusion of hops to malts has created an ideal situation with this beer. The big Alcohol content is noticeable at the end of the sip with an ever-so-slight burn.
M- Medium body. Nothing too heavy. From the coloration, you would expect a syrupy consistency, but combined with the mild yet complex tastes, this beer is easy to drink.
O- My favorite RIS to date. Such an easy beer to drink for so much going on. Heavy as hell in the ABV dept, but so easy and smooth to drink. Loved it from beginning to end.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2011 05:33:01 | More by GoalieRon33
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3.86/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a tar black body with a tan head; nice lacing
Smell: Chocolate and coffee tones
Taste: Starts out with a chocolate base that, mid-palate is joined by caramel, coffee and a bit of hops; closes with a slightly harsh, grainy character
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a little thin for the style
Overall: Haven't had this one since my original review in 2006 (thanks then to BeerBeing, one of the great BAs from the old days) but this is a much better beer than I remember so I am going to consider this one a re-review
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 22:58:13 | More by brentk56
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,329 ratings.