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Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Old Heathen Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,545 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,545
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 64
Gots: 139 | FT: 1
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:
Rich, velvety and deliciously complex, Old Heathen (8% ABV) is a truly distinctive stout. We use seven types of malt and two varieties of hops to bring forth this big brew. Quite robust and roasty on the palate, Old Heathen Imperial Stout has a wonderfully fruity nose and a moderately dry finish. The taste is highly complex. Perhaps you’ll even discern notes of espresso or chocolate.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely pitch black with a thin, yet dense, coffee colored creamy head. Head quickly recedes to a thin sheet and leaves some lace.

Big initial cocoa and espresso aroma. This leads the way for dark fruit and raisin. Alcohol is in the nose with a rum-like aroma. Some oak rounds thing out. Very nice.

Robust and has great complexity with flavors of espresso, bitter roasted malt, raisin, dark chocolate, tart plums and cherries. Mild leafy hops, add to the flavor, with the dark roasted malt providing the balancing bitterness. Other than sherry notes, the alcohol is very well hidden - more present in the aroma. Finishes clean with lingering fruit and roasted dryness.

Extremely smooth, creamy, a little thinner than expected. Medium in body. So drinkable. Even with the alcohol I could have a few of these in a sitting.

Top notch Imperial Stout. Rich, complex, very well balanced. No overly roasted bitterness or fusel alcohol flavors, and the hops add a nice complement. Very enjoyable.

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4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Weyerbacher- Old Heathen Imperial Stout

Appearance- dark black with a thick brown head. Head held up nicely and laced the glass with a thcik spiderweb.
Smell- darkk roast coffee beans with a blend of cherywood and raisin.
Taste- burnt cherry wood blended with drak roast coffee, dark chocolate and fruit ( cherry, raisin, prune)
Mouthfeel- creamy smooth, with no alcohol detection. Warm and bursting with flavor.

Overall- 1 of the best, if not BEST, stouts I've ever had!! Loved it!!! You could not detect the 8% abv!!! Can't wait til it gets cold so I can drink this more often!!!

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You know... I was drinking this the other day, thinking that I'd already reviewed it, and thinking to myself, "Wow! This sure changes quickly! Only 6 months old and this stuff is awesome!" Of course, ha, silly me! I'd never reviewed it before! Ha ha! I like this because of what it doesn't have... It doesn't that that bittersweet chocolate taste. It doesn't have that burned espresso taste. It's smooth and sweet and caramel. Maybe a touch smoked, but really, only a touch. Good stuff. Like a blend of barleywine and imperial porter. OK, awesome stuff. Drink it again? In a heartbeat. I love how they've made a beer this big in flavor and everything at only 8%. Very cool. Good job!

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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,545 ratings.