Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by microbrewlover:
4.69/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This brew pours an opaque black with a one finger mocha head which lasts for several minuets. Good lacing stays on the glass until the end.
The smell is heavy with chocolate, coffee, nuts, raisins, sweet and roasted malts.
The taste follows the nose with sweet and roasted malts dominating, then chocolate and burnt coffee comes in. There is a slightly nutty taste then the finish is more silky chocolate. There is not much hop character but that is fine for this style; I am not complaining.
The mouthfeel is rich and smooth; nothing more to say.
Overall this is one of the best and well balanced Imperial Stouts I have had; another winner from Weyerbacher.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2013 00:25:41 | More by microbrewlover
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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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