Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by avylover:
2.93/5 rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Newer bottle than pictured in BA photo. (2003) New label with a silouhette of a ranger against a night sky. Paid $10.50 for a six pack. Pours very thick & slow with a smallish deep tan head that died quick, not suprisingly for the style. This is one of those beers you could put a spotlight behind and still it's just straight black. Aromas of black current, butter, black coffee, some malted milk and alcohol.First thing I notice about this beer is the fact that it is a bit too carbonated for the style. Bubbles fizz up on my tongue, REALLY detracting from the strength of the taste. Alcohol is quite evident here, not masked well compared to some other imperial stouts.Honestly it's hard to get some taste notes past this carbonation.There is definitely a bitter fruity taste, almost like fruitcake. A coffee flavor pokes through in the bitterness and roasted malt, but not much else. Mouthfeel is not smooth like I would expect, but sizzly from the carbonation. No major lingering stickyness, which is nice. Drinkability is just OK.
summary: Fruity Imperial Stout, with too much fizz and a high price. There are way better brews out there. If you like imperial stouts, try a bottle before you pick up a sixer at this price.
Serving type: bottle
11-01-2003 03:11:09 | More by avylover
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3.86/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a tar black body with a tan head; nice lacing
Smell: Chocolate and coffee tones
Taste: Starts out with a chocolate base that, mid-palate is joined by caramel, coffee and a bit of hops; closes with a slightly harsh, grainy character
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a little thin for the style
Overall: Haven't had this one since my original review in 2006 (thanks then to BeerBeing, one of the great BAs from the old days) but this is a much better beer than I remember so I am going to consider this one a re-review
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 22:58:13 | More by brentk56
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,327 ratings.