1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Old Heathen Imperial StoutOld Heathen Imperial Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

1,581 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,581
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 66
Gots: 159 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Old Heathen Imperial Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,581 | Reviews: 818 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of fastestmanalive
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers from Weyerbacher. Vastly underrated.

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Michael_R_Gurdineer
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Most Weyerbacher is barrel stored if not aged it seems. It provides a heavy liquor after taste which some may find appealing. I feel that stout goes in one glass and whiskey in the other!

Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thegish
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ridgeline23
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of utopiajane
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

beautiful pour. Thick black, pours like oil. Has a sheen to it. Burnt brown. Thick creamy head of mousse like foam. Falls slowly, hugs the glass and leaves lace. Crisp toasty bread. Sugar sweetens the malt scent. Nose is sweet chocolate, caramel, toasty nuts. Soft bread. Drinks with a touch of molasses for an underpinning, sweet malty and deep. Little bit of warmth as it finishes form the alcohol. That molasses is the last thing on the palate with a bit of stickiness.

Photo of DubC14
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppyhoppy
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WayneCryers
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dsnyder61
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kwm5067
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Kdowney1
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jessealmlie
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Bob255
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of MorgothBauglir
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of dmberger
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,581 ratings.