Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Old Heathen going into a snifter. Old label art. Bottled 08/18/11. Best by 04/18/12.
Pours quite black with a tan head of almost two fingers. Head resting nicely and lacing moderately. Looks purdy good.
Smells roasty and a little milky. Roasty malts, caramel, chocolate malt, light evergreen, fennel, coffee, and hints of pine hops. So mellow and rich with a light sweetness to the nose that you can tell the age has had a magical influence on this one.
Salt caramel, Mocha Java, charred grain, milk, spruce, anise, menthol, and traces of oxidation. Still has a creamy taste, as if the beer skirted across milk sugars. These are all nuances of the caramelized sugars and sweet aged malt base. Light booze works well here, too.
Smooth and thickened. Nice permeating carb that creeps up into the gums of my upper palate. Tongue wants to glaze up in the front and dance a bit in the back.
This beer has held up mightily well, but perhaps peaked mere months ago. I can't remember if I've ever had a fresh taste, but now I want to to compare. A delicious and easy-going imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2013 04:11:17 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a tar black body with a tan head; nice lacing
Smell: Chocolate and coffee tones
Taste: Starts out with a chocolate base that, mid-palate is joined by caramel, coffee and a bit of hops; closes with a slightly harsh, grainy character
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a little thin for the style
Overall: Haven't had this one since my original review in 2006 (thanks then to BeerBeing, one of the great BAs from the old days) but this is a much better beer than I remember so I am going to consider this one a re-review
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 22:58:13 | More by brentk56
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,329 ratings.