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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

1,428 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,428
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 60
Gots: 102 | FT: 4
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 jzeilinger:
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black and viscous like motor oil, no light is going through this beer. Has a very light, coffee colored head that dies down to a mild lacing across the top. Sticks to the side of the glass.

Smells of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate/cocoa, with mild traces of cream.

Taste is similar to the aroma: coffee, and roasted malt. There's also a little smokiness in the flavor that I didn't pick up in the smell. There's also a mildly bitter chocolate flavor underneath. Finishes with a bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel has mild carbonation on the tongue, but overall, pretty smooth. Medium body and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. This isn't exactly robust which is what I've come to expect from Imperial Stouts, that being said, this falls a little short of that. However, it's still well brewed and an enjoyable sipper in a tulip glass while sitting at the computer, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 04:05:52 | More by jzeilinger
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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,428 ratings.