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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

1,498 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,498
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 63
Gots: 126 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001)
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Photo of Bone53
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a bottlle into a snifter at around 50°F

Appearance (4.25): Great looking stout; Oil black with a two finger light brown head

Smell (4): Roasted malts, molasses, caramel, leather

Taste (4): Mainly roasted and caramel malts and dark fruits. Wish the roasted malts were more prominent. It does taste good, just a little weak for a RIS with little complexity.

Mouthfeel(3.75): Certainly on the lighter side for the style

Overall (3.9): I was expecting more from this offering. Its just above average for me, considering its a RIS, and nothing that stands out to warrant a revisit. Both the taste and mouthfeel are subdued. It seems more like a regular stout, and i would've probably rated it a little higher if it was rated as such. Maybe a good starter RIS, but for someone like myself who regularly indulges in world class stouts, this misses the mark by quite a bit.

Bone53, Sep 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

TGallant, Tuesday at 03:18 AM
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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

stephensdh, Tuesday at 03:18 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

eawolff99, Monday at 03:16 AM
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4/5  rDev +2%

Johncnh, Oct 17, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%

tbryan5, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

DJoe, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

classixIII, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.84/5  rDev +23.5%

Dave15010, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

rjp217, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Zetcha7x, Oct 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

ChuckHand, Oct 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

jgido759, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

treznor, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

mikecollins50, Oct 06, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev 0%

Stofko1992, Oct 05, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

briandaube, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of mdfb79
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%

From 10/01/14 notes. 12 oz bottle left over from Winter 2013, poured into a snifter.

Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with less than an inch of dark tan head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Roasted malts, sweet chocolate , dark fruits, dark chocolate, and toasted malts. Taste has some vanilla and cream, and more dark than sweet milk chocolate. Full body and low carbonation, super smooth. Great mouthfeel

Overall a very good stout. Wish the taste had more sweet than bitter chocolate but otherwise very good. Bet it would be great barrel aged. Would like to have it again.

mdfb79, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

clausr, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.9/5  rDev -26%

JimmyFlatRock, Sep 27, 2014
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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,498 ratings.