Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WAN2RIDE:
3.73/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
12oz. pour into red wine glass. Bottle date 08/13/10.
Appearence is just what I think of when I'm thinking of a good hearty stout thick, somewhat viscous, with a dark tan head. Head was rather thin and dissipated quickly, but with a thicker lower hopped beer this is expected.
Sweet malts and a touch of alcohol on the nose. surprisingly little roast for my expectations.
Taste is quite good and much lighter than I would have expected for an imperial stout. I am not greatly familiar with the style and I have been hesitant to try a few after having Brooklyn BCS and Yakima Twilight as my introduction. This is definitely a much more enjoyable beer for my palette at this point. Taste is of roasted malt, but not bitterly roasted. Light coffee flavoring, but no bitterness. Tastes vaguely like a lightly sweetened iced black coffee. Very enjoyable, but lighter in all aspects than what I had expected. I've had heavier lower abv stouts before.
Mouthfeel was nice. Somewhat syrupy, but in a light way that becomes lighter due to the carbination.
I could definitely have more of these in a sitting than would be recommendable for the alcohol content, without much warming it really sneaks up on ya.
Overall quite enjoyable, but a little less robust than I was expecting for the style. I did like it quite a bit and I'm sure I'll have it again so a revisit to this review may be forthcoming.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2010 23:05:19 | More by WAN2RIDE
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz single picked up at Northbridge Pig before it closed. Poured into a tulip glass -
A: Black-brown, opaque pour; mocha head - one finger; good retention leaves a few specks of lace.
S: Milk chocolate; cocoa; sweet, roasted malt aroma.
T: Dark chocolate; coffee; fair level of hop bitterness; some smoked malt provides and extra layer of flavor; has a bit of a grapey aftertaste - reminiscent of DFH Worldwide Stout - obviously on a MUCH smaller scale.
M: Medium body; high carbonation; dry finish; feel seems a little light, though.
O: A nice stout; drinkable; tasty, with a good aroma, too; glad I tried it.
*from notes 01.21.14
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 00:25:39 | More by jpro
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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