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Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Old Heathen Imperial StoutOld Heathen Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,355 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1355
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%


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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Reviews by happygnome:
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happygnome

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: pours a deep dark black color with about an inch of brown head that disappears quickly leaving a slim trace of lace around the edge of the glass and a thin layer on the top of the beer

s: deeply roasted malts, sweet marachino cherry aroma. Earthy aroma of hops balances this nicely

t: Chocolate roasted malts dominate the flavor. Coffee is also present. Earthy hops balance the flavor

m: Medium bodied beer with not a lot of carbonation

overall, this is a pretty decent beer. Not the best example of the style but a nice beer to enjoy

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 02:34:53 | More by happygnome
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Minor, 1/2 finger head despite a strong pour. Head is dark brown and quickly fades to a thin oily sheen; brew is solid black.

Aroma hits with vanilla, chocolate, coconut, nuts, tons of roasted barley, and a character not unlike a BA stout - cream and booze.

Shockingly sweet, with tons of dark fruit, and a big dark hit of coffee and cacao coming in on the back-end. Roast barley throughout, but more subtle on the front. Coffee moves forward as it warms.

Definitely thin for the style, but with a long, lingering, satisfying finish. No sting, but lively.

This is a solid beer, although a little sweeter than I was expecting for a stout. The strong coffee and chocolate finish is definitely very pleasant. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 00:43:14 | More by Roguer
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-23-2014 19:40:27 | More by Futhark21
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-21-2014 12:49:27 | More by cnbrown313
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

04-21-2014 03:43:58 | More by mattmarka1
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Wisconsin

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04-16-2014 16:47:24 | More by hmich176
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Massachusetts

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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smakawhat

Maryland

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
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Kentucky

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Florida

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New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Pennsylvania

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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.