Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Deep brown in color, opaque black in the glass with reddish-brown highlights around the edges. Big dark tan two finger head foams up and dissapates at a medium pace down to a thick and bubbly cap. The aroma is intoxicating, with deep, rich notes of chocolate mingled in with an roasty, oaky, boozy character. So inviting and warming, just from the smell. Hints of bold coffee from the dark roasted malts also mingle up with the other smells. This is one fine smelling impy stout.
The taste is not quite as bold as the aroma actually, but comes up with a solid richness of dark roasted coffee with a definite mocha like quality. There is a lactic sweetness up front that is quickly dispelled by the coffee and chocolate flavors. Dark chocolate is definitely the only way to describe the chocolatey flavors here, rich and flavorful with a bittersweet character. The oak aging definitely plays its part, adding a boozy and bourbon like layer of complexity that is so inviting, and not at all too hot. It brings out the roasted oak like qualities that make this beer better than your average imperial stout. The hops add an earthy bitterness that ties in all the other flavors, keeping the richness from running away with this one. The mouthfeel is smooth and it goes down easy for 8%, making this dangerously drinkable. Maybe a tad too thin, but it seems to support the flavors well.
This beer has layers of complexities that make it work incredibly well. Bold and flavorful, fronted by an awesome aroma. Kudos to Weyerbacher for this one. I recommend and will certainly be back for more.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2012 05:02:00 | More by chodinheaven
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