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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

1,411 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,411
Reviews: 801
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 57
Gots: 100 | FT: 5
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 nukem5:
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a rich cola color with a thin tan layer of foam resting on top that clings to walls of glass.

S: Aroma is Malty and licorice laced with some fine hops.

T: Rich malts, caramel, and molasses, licorice, one sip and its over your hooked and if your lucky to take a long time sipping you can have a terrific ending to this beer, the longer it sets up the warmer, the better it is and more taste you get from it. I try to serve mine around 50 F and let it warm from there those last sips a truly magnificent work of art crafted for the true beer drinker.

M: Rich and warming this a great beer not just for winter but a nice cool summer evening as well .Medium bodied to full very thick and elegant.

O: Overall a great beer and in my opinion an awesome example of what a Russian Imperial Stout should be, sipping this I feel like a Czar regal and powerful this is a very nice beer to enjoy anytime of year.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 06:33:01 | More by nukem5
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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.

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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.