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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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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