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Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,809 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 84
Gots: 211 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old Heathen aged in oak (bourbon) barrels.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2004)
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assurbanipaul

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, dark brown with purple highlights and a thick, dark khaki head. Nose is dry black patent malt and an obvious woody, herbal smell, like an old cigarette found in the drawer of a piece of furniture just pulled out after decades in the attic. Poured into a tulip, head doesn't last but has lots of carbonation going on in the glass.

Taste is black patent and chocolate malts, dry and dusty. Some sorghum elements, espresso, not too sweet. A faint woody, musty element, not as pronounced as in the aroma. Definite dark wine flavors, not up front but more toward the finish. Faint vanilla, syrup-y nature, maybe liquor, maybe not. Finish is dry and lingering with not a trace of alcohol.

The woody oak flavors really come out more as it warms in the second half of the glass, so let this one warm up. Mouthfeel is not thick at all, lots of carbonation, just below soda consistency, slightly astringent. Not bad, just on the lighter end of the Impy Stout spectrum. Points for the smell, points late in the game for the flavor, but I like these to be a little heavier.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2006 04:36:48 | More by assurbanipaul
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Taste: The barrel aging definitely shows up in the flavor. Tasting also some roasted malts

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Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.