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Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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89
very good

1,849 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,849
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 85
Gots: 222 | FT: 12
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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zac16125

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass
No born on date

A: Pours an opaque black with just over 1/2 a fingers width of mocha colored head. Head dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves zero lacing.

S: Surprisingly potent aroma. Dark fruits, anise, vanilla, raw oak, and dark chocolate. Hints of stale coffee, and a touch of a slightly astringent phenolic character. Pretty nice.

T: Vanilla, roasted malt, and bakers chocolate hit the palate all at one. Accompanied by some sweet bourbon and raw oak. Bitter coffee, dark fruit sweetness, some booze towards the finish. The bourbon character is actually fairly significant, which surprises me as Im not entirely sure these were aged in bourbon barrels (I'm always skeptical when it just says oak barrels, that could mean a lot). Either way though, its got a real nice palate profile. Stronger and more complex then I anticipated.

M/D: Pretty heavily carbonated, which I generally despise in my IS's, but it manages to work fairly well with this one, probably due to the lighter body. It does have a silky smooth essence to it as well, which would be all the better if it were a touch thicker with lower carbonation. Still pretty nice mouthfeel though.

O: Overall, this was quite a pleasant surprise. Not sure why I was underestimating it, it has pretty high reviews, but it has been sitting in the back of my fridge for a couple months, never really catching my eye until tonight. Glad I finally drank it though. Good, strong aroma. Fairly complex and powerful flavor profile. Definitely worth a try. A well done IS.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 00:01:57 | More by zac16125
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Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,849 ratings.