Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.9/5 rDev +25%
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.
01-14-2008 01:23:17 | More by Lupe
4.88/5 rDev +24.5%
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!!!
08-24-2006 22:35:12 | More by NJpadreFan
4.88/5 rDev +24.5%
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!
04-19-2008 21:44:57 | More by charlesw
4.83/5 rDev +23.2%
A: Poured out to a black wall with reddish-brown tint. No light coming throught this one.
S: Burnt fruit, chocolate, and dark coffee.
T: Roasted malty goodness, with a coffee bite, and a slight chocolate aftertaste, pleasantly and briefly sweet. Some caramel notes evolve as it warms up with later sips. Nice!
M: Medium-full bodied, full without being cloying.
O: Overall a strong product, and great value for price. Can't wait to see what age would do to the characters in this one. Very good representative of its class.
05-24-2012 22:31:18 | More by Jake351
4.83/5 rDev +23.2%
A - wow, i thought the Brooklyn Chocolate was black, this is black, with a finger and a half of dark tan head
S - wow, what an aroma, not just chocolate, but that ambient chocolate aroma like when you walk into a chocolate shop, a second whiff elicits espresso or roasted coffee bean odors very inviting
T - wow (wow, 3 wow's in a row), not as overpowering as i thought, light hints of taste that tantalize, rich coffee and chocolate flavors, very delicious
M - smooth and velvety, easy down easy to sip again, which...
D - ...makes this brew highly drinkable
03-25-2006 04:57:15 | More by sinstaineddemon
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,455 ratings.