Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mdvatab:
3.65/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Received in recent trade.
Poured from 12oz bottle into Bordeaux wine glass.
A: Fruity red wine, a bit of perfumy lavender, rich chocolate syrup, and powdered cocoa.
A: Deep black body. Light tan one-finger head falls slowly. A thin sheet of foam clings to the inside of the glass with each tilt.
F: Toasted coconut from the barrels up front, bittersweet dark chocolate fudge, some bitterness, and a black licorice note that sticks to the palate a little bit longer through the finish than I'd like. Overall, a decent balance between malty sweetness and bitterness. Pretty smooth.
M: Full-bodied. Medium, creamy carbonation.
O: Not a bad imperial stout at all. If they toned down that black licorice and bumped up the dark chocolate, it would be perfect!
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2012 23:23:18 | More by mdvatab
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4.26/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle appears to have a 2012 date stamp, which sounds correct.
Pours near inky black but has red-brown edges under light. Thin weak head quickly reduces to a durable thin ring, and leaves spotty lacing.
I find barrel aged beers sometimes have too much of a good thing, leaving them overly woody or dominated by the aromas and flavors of whatever preceded them in the barrel. This one smells like it may fall into this group, but the flavor is excellent, with a nearly perfect melding of oak barrel effect and what I gather is an already super RIS. This is not to say that the aroma is unattractive, it certaininly is not, just that it reflect a substantial contribution from the oak-whisky barrel.
O: Superb. Allowed to warm in the bottle, then improved with further warming in the glass.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 01:23:42 | More by chinchill
Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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