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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4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Slight finger of tan head that quickly fades into a couple small patches. Leaves some decent lacing.
Smell: A rich, roasty, and sweet dark malt forward aroma with big hints of chocolate and coffee roast. Dark roasted barley malts with big upfront hints of sweet chocolate, cocoa, and coffee beans along with hints of toast, biscuit, caramel, toffee, syrup, vanilla, milk, yeast, and slight smoke. Sweet hints of molasses. Slight anise spice. Dark fruit hints of cherry, raisin, fig, and prune. Light hints of earthy hops. A very solid stout aroma.
Taste: Like the taste, a nicely sweet and roasty dark malt driven taste with big notes of chocolate and coffee. Dark roasted barley malts with a upfront taste of sweet cocoa and dark chocolate, coffee beans, toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, toffee, milk, and yeast. Sweet taste of vanilla, syrup, and molasses. Subtle notes of anise licorice spice. Solid dark fruit undertones with notes of cherry, plum, prune, and fig. Hops are pretty light. A really good imperial stout taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Very creamy and silky. Somewhat syrupy. A little alcohol heat is noticeable but its not overly hot.
Overall: A very good imperial stout. A little sweeter tasting and lighter feeling than typical for the style but it still delivers the big roasty taste very well with some nice dark fruit notes.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2014 04:35:02 | More by MattyG85
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.