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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

1,500 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,500
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 4thpalehorsemanale
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Light as an imperial stout on flavors and after it warms up even the aroma falls off along with the little flavor that was there. Carbonated head and dissipates quickly. Light bodied, honestly light all around, not something I would go back to. Sorry weyerbacher I do like your beers but pass on this one for me.

4thpalehorsemanale, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of EvoRich
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%

Look: Poured into a snifer. Pitch black, pours with a big bubbly head which fades to just a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Deep roasty notes, with some chocolate, sweet, dark fruits.

Taste: Dark and roasty, dark chocolate flavors, with just the smallest touch of a coffee finish.

Feel: fulled bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall: I don't have much to say about this beer, but it is infact excellent.

EvoRich, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Mlawrence, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

StephenHopking, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Have this a year after "best by" date, bottled in 2012. Does this RIS age well??

A: black, but poured a little thin to me, meaning a gave it a straight pour at the end to generate some head. That head did come, not in large quantities, but some larger bubbles, not foamy or creamy as if like, but they did sustain in a decent fashion.

S: dark chocolate, little coffe, light smokiness come out with a little warmth. I also get aight banana scent in the background

T/M: the mouthfeel, being a little weak is what first gets me. The tastes are a bit more bitter than the smell, also, with an almost hint-of-lemon bitterness underlying the coffe/smokey taste I get from the beer. The end taste is coffee bitter in nature.

O: expected more from the taste given the smell, but it was fine overall. I think with a better body, I'd put this I a list of must have again, but as is, I won't avoid or seek it.

cjgiant, Aug 09, 2014
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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,500 ratings.