Old Heathen Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Old Heathen Imperial Stout
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1,552 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,552
Reviews: 811
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 64
Gots: 140 | 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:
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 added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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2.9/5  rDev -26%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Good RIS deep black with brown head of varying color. Excellent aroma of coffee and malt. Smooth with a hint of bitterness. Lingering aftertaste is both sweet and acidic like coffee.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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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.

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1/5  rDev -74.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

great stout

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,552 ratings.