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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

1,425 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 103 | 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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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
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Appearance - Dark brown colour with an above average size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and light coffee. There is also a faint burnt/charred flavour, some dark fruits, and a nuttiness.

Overall - Tasty and very easy to drink. Kind of a hybrid between a regular and a imperial stout. Enough flavour to keep it interesting and a little something for everyone taste wise.

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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.