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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

1,424 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,424
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 59
Gots: 101 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 1,424 | Reviews: 803 | Display Reviews Only:
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Tjmurray386


4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-24-2014 20:22:37 | More by Tjmurray386
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KyleDubya

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-24-2014 18:41:55 | More by KyleDubya
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Tyler523

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-23-2014 16:28:22 | More by Tyler523
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-21-2014 21:23:46 | More by salthemonster
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vande

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-19-2014 02:57:36 | More by vande
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macesq

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-16-2014 03:25:04 | More by macesq
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JJChrist

Maine

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

06-14-2014 14:08:15 | More by brittanylicious
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Brutus627

Maine

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-14-2014 03:08:07 | More by Brutus627
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heysuz

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

06-14-2014 03:06:32 | More by heysuz
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wayngrove

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-12-2014 02:35:47 | More by wayngrove
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-11-2014 03:29:01 | More by arlingtonjoe
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-10-2014 18:32:03 | More by Iamjeff6
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Jamison85

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-08-2014 19:03:43 | More by Jamison85
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52P48

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-07-2014 03:29:47 | More by 52P48
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-03-2014 19:09:43 | More by hmmmbeer10
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Slight finger of tan head that quickly fades into a couple small patches. Leaves some decent lacing.

Smell: A rich, roasty, and sweet dark malt forward aroma with big hints of chocolate and coffee roast. Dark roasted barley malts with big upfront hints of sweet chocolate, cocoa, and coffee beans along with hints of toast, biscuit, caramel, toffee, syrup, vanilla, milk, yeast, and slight smoke. Sweet hints of molasses. Slight anise spice. Dark fruit hints of cherry, raisin, fig, and prune. Light hints of earthy hops. A very solid stout aroma.

Taste: Like the taste, a nicely sweet and roasty dark malt driven taste with big notes of chocolate and coffee. Dark roasted barley malts with a upfront taste of sweet cocoa and dark chocolate, coffee beans, toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, toffee, milk, and yeast. Sweet taste of vanilla, syrup, and molasses. Subtle notes of anise licorice spice. Solid dark fruit undertones with notes of cherry, plum, prune, and fig. Hops are pretty light. A really good imperial stout taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Very creamy and silky. Somewhat syrupy. A little alcohol heat is noticeable but its not overly hot.

Overall: A very good imperial stout. A little sweeter tasting and lighter feeling than typical for the style but it still delivers the big roasty taste very well with some nice dark fruit notes.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 04:35:02 | More by MattyG85
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BlackBeerd

Delaware

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, poured into nonic glass. It's an Imperial Stout in color, no doubt about it, pitch opaque black. The head is perhaps a bit darker than most in its, though not much so. However, the head doesn't stick around as long as similar beers like Old Rasputin, and there's almost no lacing.

The aroma is par for course when it comes to imperial stouts, nothing particularly stands out, but it's in no way bad either.

Following the precedent of the smell, the taste is good but not too complex- the taste hits you without taking too long. The taste is bold and flavorful as you'd expect an Imperial to be, so there's not much to complain about.

Mouthfeel follows the general theme thus far, leaving a nice warm taste in your mouth that lingers.

Overall it seems like a good beer for those who want to try out Imperial Stouts, by definition an Imperial is a good a lot bolder than a normal stout, and Old Heathen is a good baseline. Still, it lacks the complexity and attention to detail you'd expect from a true world-class offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 06:14:42 | More by BlackBeerd
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-27-2014 23:21:39 | More by Latarnik
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-25-2014 21:51:53 | More by JMS1512
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-25-2014 20:04:47 | More by SharkNado
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

05-24-2014 03:26:23 | More by Gatordaddy
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CAD22

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-23-2014 02:34:27 | More by CAD22
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-22-2014 23:54:19 | More by mdaschaf
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Canti4341

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-21-2014 13:52:36 | More by Canti4341
Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,424 ratings.