Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lsummers:
4.5/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Dark as night with half finger tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smells of roasted chocolate grains with hints of coffee and a dark fruity character.
Taste is quite smooth and hits first with the sweet fruity chocolate which turns midway into the bitter coffee and ends with a touch of bitter sweet roasted hop character on the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is not as thick as some of the other imperial stouts I've tried. Especially the other weyerbacher stouts. Helps that the beer feels a touch carbonated too. Heavy enough to remind you it's a stout though.
Overall, I definitely would love to have this beer be close by me. This might be a go to imperial stout for me.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2012 04:57:30 | More by lsummers
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Slight finger of tan head that quickly fades into a couple small patches. Leaves some decent lacing.
Smell: A rich, roasty, and sweet dark malt forward aroma with big hints of chocolate and coffee roast. Dark roasted barley malts with big upfront hints of sweet chocolate, cocoa, and coffee beans along with hints of toast, biscuit, caramel, toffee, syrup, vanilla, milk, yeast, and slight smoke. Sweet hints of molasses. Slight anise spice. Dark fruit hints of cherry, raisin, fig, and prune. Light hints of earthy hops. A very solid stout aroma.
Taste: Like the taste, a nicely sweet and roasty dark malt driven taste with big notes of chocolate and coffee. Dark roasted barley malts with a upfront taste of sweet cocoa and dark chocolate, coffee beans, toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, toffee, milk, and yeast. Sweet taste of vanilla, syrup, and molasses. Subtle notes of anise licorice spice. Solid dark fruit undertones with notes of cherry, plum, prune, and fig. Hops are pretty light. A really good imperial stout taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Very creamy and silky. Somewhat syrupy. A little alcohol heat is noticeable but its not overly hot.
Overall: A very good imperial stout. A little sweeter tasting and lighter feeling than typical for the style but it still delivers the big roasty taste very well with some nice dark fruit notes.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2014 04:35:02 | More by MattyG85
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.