1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
HeresyHeresy

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

1,904 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,904
Reviews: 959
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 90
Gots: 233 | FT: 14
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Heresy Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,904 | Reviews: 959 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of shatnerosmotic
5/5  rDev +26.9%

shatnerosmotic, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of troegaarden
5/5  rDev +26.9%

troegaarden, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +26.9%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of dvanhandel
5/5  rDev +26.9%

dvanhandel, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +26.9%

CEDAMA, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of JNewbs
5/5  rDev +26.9%

JNewbs, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of athouve1
5/5  rDev +26.9%

athouve1, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of csustar001
5/5  rDev +26.9%

csustar001, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Dougwillhike
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Dougwillhike, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of connecticutpoet
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a wonderful beer... poured out a very dark brown, almost black, with a three finger tan head that slowly dissipated to a thin film of foam.

The aroma was massively complex... the first thing I got was bourbon, which was to be expected. But underneath was a blend of dark fruits, mainly raisins and perhaps cherries... oak tannins... a hint of sweet vanilla... no real chocolate notes to speak of... the more I sniffed, the more I could detect, but so much was so subtle I couldn't put names to it all.

The taste was incredible... initially a vinous taste with roasted malts, a bit of bourbon working in... some oak character... a hint of sweetness, a bit of dark chocolate... very well-balanced and subtle. The alcohol was very slightly noticeable, but not much... it was quite well restrained and worked in nicely.

The mouthfeel was just right.. not too chewy for the level of flavors. And as for drinkability, well, I will definitely get this one again.

I don't know how they do it... first Insanity, now Heresy... but keep them coming, Weyerbacher!

connecticutpoet, Mar 18, 2005
Photo of homerbunker
5/5  rDev +26.9%

homerbunker, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of CardShark
5/5  rDev +26.9%

CardShark, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of SickNukes
5/5  rDev +26.9%

SickNukes, May 18, 2012
Photo of VikeMan
5/5  rDev +26.9%

VikeMan, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of randomdanger
5/5  rDev +26.9%

randomdanger, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of mycatsissy
5/5  rDev +26.9%

mycatsissy, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of zachattack555
5/5  rDev +26.9%

zachattack555, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of drgonzo3705
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a pretty black with a nice fluffy tan colored head that leaves nice lacing in my snifter.

S: Mmmm. Chocolate, molasses, and oak all tie together very nicely as it hits your nose.

T: Chocolate again not so much of the molasses in the taste but the oak aroma fills your mouth, very enjoyable.

M: Thick, creamy, mild carbonation, and a bit of hops.

D: Very drinkable. Being only 8% for this big of a stout is fantastic. I could easily polish off a 4 pack in.a night (have done it and will again). I look forward to this again next year!

drgonzo3705, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +26.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Paul68
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Paul68, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of bluntedboywonder
5/5  rDev +26.9%

bluntedboywonder, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of jmathis
5/5  rDev +26.9%

jmathis, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of bigdaddypolite
5/5  rDev +26.9%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of kenzak
5/5  rDev +26.9%

kenzak, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ElGallo
5/5  rDev +26.9%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,904 ratings.