Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LBeaux:
4.2/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very, very dark brown, almost black. Head like mocha.
Aroma not pronounced, but faint chocolate/coffee. Can’t detect much if any hop aroma.
Thick, but less so than many imperials.
Sweet, roasty malt taste, with distinct chocolate and coffee notes finally showing up big time. Very little bitter aftertaste.
Not a big imperial stout guy, but in comparison to most in the style this is lighter and more balanced. Still bold, but not the kick in the teeth an imperial stout can be. Can’t decide if that's a good thing or not. Probably a little less exciting than the best imperials.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 02:32:29 | More by LBeaux
More User Reviews:
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.