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
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz single picked up at Northbridge Pig before it closed. Poured into a tulip glass -
A: Black-brown, opaque pour; mocha head - one finger; good retention leaves a few specks of lace.
S: Milk chocolate; cocoa; sweet, roasted malt aroma.
T: Dark chocolate; coffee; fair level of hop bitterness; some smoked malt provides and extra layer of flavor; has a bit of a grapey aftertaste - reminiscent of DFH Worldwide Stout - obviously on a MUCH smaller scale.
M: Medium body; high carbonation; dry finish; feel seems a little light, though.
O: A nice stout; drinkable; tasty, with a good aroma, too; glad I tried it.
*from notes 01.21.14
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 00:25:39 | More by jpro
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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