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Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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89
very good

1,814 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,814
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 85
Gots: 214 | 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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Reviews by sraimondi:
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sraimondi

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very excited to pop this one, as I'm a big fan of Weyerbacher stuff (This past year's Autumnfest was remarkable!) and I have read the many positive reviews on this one.

Poured with a very large brown/cream head which collapses slowly. Very nice sheet lacing. Quite opaque brown/black.

Major oak/whiskey hits you first, with definite chocolate overtones which take over. Some toffee as well in the background.

Taste is oak/whiskey-like. For my taste this is overdone--too extreme on the whiskey side; this is a beer afterall, right?? Throws the beer out of balance.

Mouthfeel is very nice and smooth; rounded as well.

Elevated ABV is definitely present. Overall, I'm a bit disappointed in this one. Just too whiskeyish for a beer. Too bad, as this is a very complex brew otherwise, but the oak barrel involvement is way over the top and provides for an unbalanced beer in the end IMHO. Dialing back the extreme qualities of this one would have given me a better experience.

Steve

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 03:25:02 | More by sraimondi
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Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,814 ratings.