Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
3.71/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A-Pours black as far as I'm concerned. Big, creamy head is actually two-toned. The upper half is a firm tan and the lower half is brown. Loads of thick lacing.
S-Lots of roast and chocolate. Chocolate is bittersweet in the nose. Some soapy hoppiness as well. Pretty straight forward.
T-The roast is the first flavor I notice. It's quite strong. Then the bittersweet chocolate jumps out. Light anise. A bit of dark fruit and cola.
M-Full bodied but not viscous. Softer carbonation. A bit too hot for a sub-10% ABV brew.
O/D-Had Heresy before this and was very pleased with how this beer took to the barrel. A pretty standard big Stout.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 23:43:07 | More by VelvetExtract
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3.3/5 rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Why has this one Weyerbacher always escaped me till now? Never seemed to have found it till now.
Dark black walnut body, but comes out of the bottle more mahogany brown. Leaves a bit of leg and slick top, but not too filmy looking, with a finger of cocoa coffee brown head. Very bubbled collar and thin puck, but manages to always stick around as head disappears a little quickly.
Real fruity nose. Hints of blueberry, soft roasted malts, a little charring, a faint hint of warmth but not overly boozy. Hints at a large beer. Quite an impressive nose actually for a regular imperial stout.
Funny aftertaste. Very odd. First sip seems quite palate full, bringing some of the hinting fruit, then the finish is very wet and thin with little to distinguish. Slightly acrid finish but with not much sourness luckily. Fruit feeling hints of raspberry, blueberry, and watery juice, almost as if it's a fruit infused stout. Strange taste of peanut butter in here as it warms.
It's ironically not that bad, but it's nothing like I expected, or unfortunately reminding me anything of a regular imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 18:51:15 | More by smakawhat
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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