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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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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