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Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Old Heathen Imperial StoutOld Heathen Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,431 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,431
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 60
Gots: 102 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001)
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WAN2RIDE

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
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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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,431 ratings.