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Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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89
very good

1,717 Ratings
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89
very good

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Ratings: 1717
Reviews: 941
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%


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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nhudson

Alabama

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Appearance is a very dark brown or black color with little to no head and some lacing in the glass. Looks very yummy in the glass.
S- Smell is of bourbon and oak with a hint of roasted malt
T- This beer was way better tasting than I thought it would be. Right up front it hits you with a oaky, bourbon chocolate taste but then finishes with a nice roasty chocolate taste with a hint of vanilla that lingers in your mouth.
M- Mouthfeel is very nice, velvety and not to "thick"
D- The price of the 4 pack will keep me from drinking too many of these but if I had unlimited funds I would pick this up everytimeI went to the store.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 21:54:31 | More by nhudson
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Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,717 ratings.