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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

1,455 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,455
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 62
Gots: 112 | FT: 3
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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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-21-2011 03:36:24 | More by bigdipip
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tyler_persun


5/5  rDev +27.6%

08-01-2014 22:11:16 | More by tyler_persun
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-12-2011 17:03:17 | More by kwa357
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3leggeddub

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-23-2011 03:21:20 | More by 3leggeddub
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acsprouse

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.6%

03-17-2013 04:40:46 | More by acsprouse
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-15-2011 14:43:43 | More by randomdanger
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JKelleyLBI

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-16-2011 19:16:39 | More by JKelleyLBI
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rlgard1

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

10-18-2012 21:46:58 | More by rlgard1
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JJChrist

Maine

5/5  rDev +27.6%

06-14-2014 17:06:06 | More by JJChrist
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Ryanmic215


5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-28-2012 03:43:51 | More by Ryanmic215
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-04-2011 22:49:08 | More by kjkinsey
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carnoustie7

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-22-2011 01:49:17 | More by carnoustie7
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +27.6%

07-14-2012 05:36:09 | More by ssjkyle
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Farewell_Transmission

Ohio

5/5  rDev +27.6%

08-11-2013 03:15:35 | More by Farewell_Transmission
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-16-2011 14:48:10 | More by horrorspecialty
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Beastcpa

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

05-13-2014 00:21:21 | More by Beastcpa
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-10-2011 03:59:54 | More by rab53
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meich75

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-16-2011 17:24:45 | More by meich75
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CreightonSM

New York

5/5  rDev +27.6%

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whallgren

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-19-2011 19:43:03 | More by whallgren
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Lupe

New York

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
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

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
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charlesw

New York

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
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Jake351

Massachusetts

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
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

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
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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,455 ratings.