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Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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1,905 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,905
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.

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Photo of meathookjones
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came out looking like some used motor oil with an excellent tall brown head of rocky foam sitting atop. A very appetizing looking imperial stout to say the least. There was scattered lace left around the glass as this was consumed. Scents of chocolate, Coffee, roasted malt and a light alcohol rose from the snifter. A bit of oak in the nose to add to the mix makes this an all around good smelling brew. Taste has most of the same elements as the nose with dark chocolate and a roasted malt flavor being dominant. The alcohol was only detected after this had warmed up a bit. Mouthfeel was good and creamy with a full body. Pretty good drinkability as well with this being a tasty brew and no characteristics that would keep me from revisiting this. This just might be my favorite new beer from Weyerbacher, too bad it isn’t available locally. Thanks to Cornboy for the trade.

meathookjones, Aug 30, 2004
Photo of 99bottles
2.78/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at KClinger's. Here goes...

Apperance: Served in a mini pilsner glass (because of the ABV, which really isn't all that high) this beer is oil that should have been changed about 10,000 miles ago. Dark dark brown with a little head of dark tan that fades quickly to lace.

Smell: Whiskey. Bourbon. Old guys on a hunting trip. One sided; covers any other smells that might be fighting to get out.

Taste: Remember those old whiskey-swilling codgers from the Smell section? They're here too, and again in a big way. The barrel aging is overdone to the point where the rest of the characteristics of the brew are lost. You can still taste the burnt flavor of the black malt, very minute hop prescence, and listless lifeless coffee flavor if you really try. Alcohol burns in the aftertaste. Sadly, Old Heathen is a lame Imperial Stout and hiding it in whiskey barrels isn't going to work miracles.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and viscous. Sludgey.

Drinkability: Not good. One little glass was more than enough, and might have been too much in the first place.

99bottles, Aug 30, 2004
Photo of BeerResearcher
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large 22oz brown bottle. No freshness date.
It pours a roofing tar black with a slow rising tan fluffy head.
A big whiff of dark roasted malt rises up upon first pour. A Scotchy aroma emerges and then dominates. A smell of dark chocolate and espresso linger for a while in the background. A faint floral hop nose makes a brief appearance, then fades.
A strong roasted chocolate malt houses flavors of chocolate and rich coffee. A taste of fresh rye bread and robust molasses is quite noticeable.
The citrusy hop flavor comes through in a quiet, patient sort of way. Slowly, the distinct tartness of white grapefruit creates a biting edge to the brew.
A taste of blended Scotch mixed with a little brown sugar rounds things out.
I expected some sort of balancing of flavors to occur, but instead found the tastes and aromas to be quite separate and distinct.

BeerResearcher, Aug 30, 2004
Photo of PSUDREW
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew is a love-hate for me. There is so much that makes it great, but for some. Looks great when it pours out deep and black, Smells full and rich in so many ways. The problem is the oak shines through over the other flavors, it detracts some for me. I mean the Oak is a nice addition, but to much can kill. I wanted more malt and chocolate, and the abv shined through more then I would like. Good, but not something to go nuts over. Nice though

PSUDREW, Aug 27, 2004
Photo of WesWes
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a thick frothy dark brown color that slowly fades. The aroma is perfect. It has a very rich and malty scent that boasts of chocolate malts and a creamy finish. It smells like chocolate frosting. The taste is great as well. It has a smooth chocolate flavor with a sweet creamy finish. It is quite complex and extremely tastey. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine imperial stout. It has it all; a good drinker.

WesWes, Aug 26, 2004
Photo of edchicma
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a beautifully blended brew. Poured a deep, deep caramel with a chunky head. Smells were rich,,,caramel, oak and alcohol presence. Taste was rich..essences of caramel, vanilla, alcohol and oak ...a beautiful blend. Mouthfeel is full-bodied....well-rounded...don''t guzzle...just enjoy. For the ABV very drinkable...highly recommended.

edchicma, Aug 25, 2004
Photo of crookedhalo
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Before I even crack this bottle open and review it, I have to say that I donnot drink liquor. I don't care for it, Jagermeister is as far as I seem to go when it comes to booze. But I'm doing this like all of my reviews, objectively. OK, that out of the way, it pours an opaque darkest brown color with a short-lived light to medium brown head. Roasty malts, black patent, bourbon and chocolate coated dark cherry aromas. Pretty intriguing, smells like the illegitimate offspring of a Manhattan and an imperial stout. It has the roasty qualities of Old Heathen like chocolate, coffee and caramel, but the sweetness of the residual bourbon from the barrels adds and interesting twist and extra dimension to the overall experience. The bourbon taste is not overwhelming, but its presence is surely noticable. Not bad. Carbonation is decent and drinkability is fair. I would have rather split it with a friend than to tackle this one by myself.

crookedhalo, Aug 23, 2004
Photo of rajendra82
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body of the beer was purely opaque black with shades of brown. The head was miserly and died away in a very short time. The aroma of powdered cocoa and vanilla was very strong and blocked out all other smells. The taste was a lot sweeter than I anticipated. It was full of vanilla, chocolate, raisin and pear flavors, followed by a distinct oak aftertaste. The hop bitterness was minimal, and the alcohol was quite well covered. The beer felt a bit weaker than an Imperial Stout should. It was approachable and complex, but lacked the boldness that should be the hallmark of an Imperial Stout. A tasty treat, thanks to Lupe and BIF 10.

rajendra82, Aug 22, 2004
Photo of rdrummer
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I found this to be an amazingly good beer from a brewery that has as many misses as hits. It pours a deep black that allows very little light to enter or exit. There is a small tan head that fades before you know it, but the aroma is the thing. It has a great bourbon aroma that adds to the original Old Heathen base, which was great to start with. The bourbon smell does not overwhelm that base but adds to it. The malty stout aroma is still there under the bourbon.

The taste is very complex with a definite taste of the bourbon and oak but not to the point of overwhelming the beer. There are hints of molasses, coffee, and chocolate along with the sweetness of the malt. This is very full-bodied and rich in the mouth, almost thick. I found this to be a real hit from Weyerbacher. Can't wait to get another bottle.

rdrummer, Aug 21, 2004
Photo of Plughfish
2.42/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

What the hell did I just buy? I had high hopes for Heresy based on some of the buzz I have heard about it combined with my like of Weyerbacher products. The moment you pop the top, the smell of bourbon hits your face. That was not a good start for me. I quickly remember that I am not a fan of bourbon. The stout pours a pitch black color with a quickly dissipating head. It certainly looks like an Imperial Stout but the smell of bourbon and oak are too strong for me. I can detect some roasted malt aroma hiding in there somewhere. The first sip hits you with that strong bourbon taste with some sweetness behind it and it wasn’t getting any better for me from there. I bought a 12oz bottle that I split with my girlfriend and that was too much for me. I had a real hard time finishing this one. If you are a bourbon fan, than this stout is for you. As far as I am concerned, I will stick with the Old Heathen.

Plughfish, Aug 19, 2004
Photo of frank4sail
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in my Hoegaarden Grand Cru tulip goblet. Whisky cocoa and alcohol warmness in the nose. Sticky quite thick milk chocolate colored head. Black opeque look in the glass. Inital whisky woody taste, then the brews dries on the finish with powdered unsweetened cocoa and bitterness. The mouth is a little thin IMHO. It is a nice beer and is interesting but does not live up to its possible potential.

frank4sail, Aug 19, 2004
Photo of RoyalT
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This beer is black with a slight purple tint around the edges. It produced a nice, big head on an even pour and left a large, cool-looking pool of foam on top of the liquid that I eventually had to drink away.

Smell – The sweet vanilla notes came out instantly when I poured the beer. It’s an oaky kind of aroma and is complimented with some nice, dark, roasted malts and a sharp presence of alcohol.

Taste – The alcohol came out sharply at the taste as well. The big oaky vanilla was here in force along with a light coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel – This Imp Stout is medium to full in the body with a dry, almost powdery finish.

Drinkability – This is a very unique offering from Weyerbacher. It is a very sharp, sipping stout. You’ll either love it or hate it.

Comments – Thanks to skyhand for bringing this to our first annual Friday the 13th Fright Night bash. This, the veggies burgers, and THE WORST movie that I’ve ever seen (IOW, great fun to watch) made for a terrific evening.

Thanks also to garthwaite for getting this out to Seattle. Garthwaite mailed it, skyhand brought it, RoyalT poured it, and cschwaz drank it. What a team!

RoyalT, Aug 17, 2004
Photo of Dantes
2.6/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Package: 1 pint, 6 oz. (22oz.) crowned, brown bomber. Label depicts a flash of lightning and the words “Weyerbacher,” “Heresy” and “Imperial Stout aged in OAK barrels.” No date or ABV information, but this is a fairly new, limited release that I expect is not more than a couple of months old.

Presentation: 20 oz.imperial pint at ~50º

Appearance: Pretty standard for an Imperial Stout. Good, dark brown opacity, with little light penetrating the dark body, although one can detect a faint ruby-ish glow at the margin. Generates a crema-like, fairly loose head that doesn’t have much sticking power.

Smell: Nothing subtle about this! The strong bourbon-and-sour mash aroma is fairly overpowering. The oak barrels also contribute quite a strong vanilla element. After an acclimation period, one can detect some classic stout aromas like coffee, roasted malt (a bit burnt actually), and woodiness. Whatever fruitiness and malt are swamped by the alcohol.

Taste: The first sensation is overwhelmingly bourbonish; fairly sweet, with strong vanilla elements. Almost mouth-numbing in its warmish, alcoholic body. Again, further sampling allows one to pick out some other flavors: some coffee-like bitterness leavens the flabby sweetness upfront; a bit of cheap, Baker’s chocolate; and grain roasted beyond the burning point. There’s not much stout in this stout, or if there is, it’s masked by the bourbon and oak! I wish the oak tannins were present, but I fear they were imparted to the whiskey. Finishes both sweetly and acridly.

Mouthfeel: Again, there is a dichotomy. The first few droughts seem creamy and smooth because of the overt sweetness and the bourbon-derived alcoholness. However, as one drinks more and more, this seems to become thinner and thinner. The carbonation is a bit harsh. One realizes that but for the oak and bourbon, there isn’t much to like about the stout.

Drinkability: Not very high. I can think of TONS of stouts I’d like to have before this. In fact, I drank a lovely Deepshaft Stout after this, that not only tasted great, but cleansed my palate!

Backwash: Sorry to resort (again) to a wine analogy, but this beer is much like a characterless bulk Chardonnay from Australia or California that’s been oaked within an inch of its life! Now some Chardonnays can withstand a lot of oak (e.g. Beringer Private Reserve), but they need to be able to stand up to the wood. This doesn’t do that. And worse, it has to contend with both the wood AND the bourbon. Supposedly this is Old Heathen aged in barrels used for both Jack Daniels (sour mash) and Jim Beam (bourbon). I’m not a huge fan of Old Heathen to begin with, and it certainly doesn’t improve here. I think it would be a lot better if the the oak and bourbon influences were reduced a bit (diluted with more regular Old Heathen and perhaps some plain oak barrels). I’m a huge bourbon fan (less so JD), but this doesn’t work very well. Perhaps some age will marry this better, but I can’t recommend it for now. If you must, I'd recommend you add a nip of your favorite bourbon to your favorite stout.

Dantes, Aug 16, 2004
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pitch black big thick tan head very impressive appearance leaves thick broad bands of lacing. Aroma: Fusel alcohol tones can be picked up in the orgy of deep dark chocolate smokey wood from the whiskey barrel aging in both Jim and Jack barrels very complex and big. Taste: A wave of soft milk chocolate with the whiskey barrel aging adding a complexity to this Imperial Stout that is just amazing. Smokey with hints of oak some strong espresso from dark roasts very big brew but enjoyable at the same time. Mouthfeel: Not as thick as I was anticipating medium bodied creamy textured very nice even carbonation making this a smooth sipper all the way. Drinkability: Overall I'm impressed with this Weyerbacher creation sometimes they don't do it for me but this one is truly innovative and delicious. I could definitely go for another because this brew balances all of the complex flavors involved so nicely higher abv but that's expected with a barrel aged imperial stout very nice brew.

WVbeergeek, Aug 16, 2004
Photo of altctrlsdelete
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A rough pour results in inky black goodness topped with a two finger head that slowly fades into the blackness whence it came.

The aroma is what you might expect from a brew that's been aged in bourbon barrels: bourbon. If you like bourbon and you like stouts, you've hit the proverbial jackpot with this offering. A few more whiffs reveal slight chocolate and coffee aromatics.

The taste is more like stout than like bourbon, with the sweeter chocolate and coffee flavors dominating the mouth and the bourbon barrel providing a wonderful undertone to the flavor. The alcohol doesn't make itself felt until the finish, which is a bit harsher than I'd like.

Overall, this an amazing beer that you will almost certainly enjoy if you like stouts and/or bourbon.

altctrlsdelete, Aug 16, 2004
Photo of queenboadicea
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. Where to start? I've never been a huge fan of Weyerbacher's beers...I've liked them, but they've never struck me as being worth their relatively high price tag. I have met my match with the Heresy, however.

The color is an incredibly deep, opaque black which pours with a small amount of head that fades quickly.

The aroma...well, let's just say that it speaks well of it's origins. It smells of a good rich stout, Jim Beam and Jack Daniels.

The taste is wonderfully rich and complex...while you do get some of the whiskey in the palate, it's still definitely and wholeheartedly a stout. The alcohol isn't predominate or overpowering. Just nice layers of chocolate, coffee, molassas, and...whiskey. As a nice afterthought. Overall, thoroughly enjoyable, and highly, highly drinkable. Yum!

queenboadicea, Aug 14, 2004
Photo of shapudding
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Beautifully dark and luscious with a creamy khaki head that reduced down to a little ring and thin covering. Scents of portwine and sherry, yummmm.... Wonderfully creamy but not heavy, not too rich at all. Served at the perfect temperature. Very minor amount of carbination. It just feels so good and smooth, almost like a cask conditioned. Dark and coffee flavors, but no burnt flavors. Great flavor without being overpowering. Beautiful oakiness. More of a vanilla extract flavor than of vanilla beans, most likely due to the 8% alcohol. This is such a great freaking stout and man is this just so easy to drink!

shapudding, Aug 12, 2004
Photo of SixpointJMH
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

this one pours an awesome, black as night colour with a thick deep tan head. no complaints in the appearance department here. the smell is nice, though the alcohol can be a bit overpowering at times. whiskey, malt and chocolate prevail here along with the afformentioned alcohol smell and subtle oak notes. since beer is my alcoholic drink of choice 99% of the time, i haven't had bourbon in quite some time, and, needless to say, i had forgotten my distaste for it. that said, the flavour balance here is quite nice, being pretty much 50/50 bourbon/stout, meaning you've got the super strong alcohol flavour mixed with the chocolate and malt and other various flavours of the lovely old heathen, and in the finish, i'm finally picking up the vanilla flavour that others have noted. the mouthfeel is both tingly and creamy at the same time. very different and interesting. if you like bourbon, this is definitely a beer for you. if you're like me and aren't into the stuff, i'd suggest you use your $4.50 or so on something else. overall, a good beer, but not for me.

SixpointJMH, Aug 12, 2004
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

After a rough pour, the solid black body (no highlights here) rises up beneath the bubbly tan breathing foam. A snap, krackle, pop is audible. Good lacing.

Aroma is a blast of vanilla that rolls into a lingering, wisps of alcohol finish.

Taste: where do I begin? We have chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, alcohol and a nice earthy hop finish; all noticeable, but well blended. Little bit of hops and alcohol warmth in the finish.

Mouthfeel is good, not great Could have a little more body to it. Drinkability may be too good. Don't rush folks.

Weyerbacher can be hit-or-miss sometimes. This is a home run.

RonfromJersey, Aug 08, 2004
Photo of pezoids
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From my perspective, this appeared dark as night. An opaque midnight black color. A thin, yet cream-like head of tan foam stays solidly in place on the beer from the first to the last sip.

The aroma is pungent, rich and oaky. Pleasant nutty spiciness and a Kaluha and cream like nose. Coffee liqueur, vanilla and a dark fermented fruity alcohol. Very interesting aroma. Inviting and seductive.

The taste is rich with roasted nutty flavors. The alcohol peeks through, but on the whole, is well hidden. The texture and body is a tad light. I think a little more body would be an improvement. Not to say that this isn’t smooth – it is. Smooth and mellow. Finishes with a nice oak accent and a touch of roasted bitter sharpness. The bourbon barrel aging is surely evident. Which is good. It doesn’t leave you guessing what that elusive flavor you might be detecting is. I think it’s just perfect in this beer. Like a fine bourbon, aging has taken their Old Heathen stout and turned it into something extraordinary. A great beer.

pezoids, Aug 07, 2004
Photo of sacfly
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours thick. Head quickly dissipates. Opaque. Body is on the thick side. Smells like bourbon. Tastes like bourbon. I detected not even a hint of anything else.

If you like, I mean REALLY like, bourbon- this is your beer. If you are looking for any hint of stout flavors, you will want to pass on this one. I kind of liked the overpowering flavor at first, but about halfway through the 22 oz bottle I was sick of it. I wanted a beer. I had a hard time finishing this one. I would recommend splitting one with two or three friends.

sacfly, Aug 05, 2004
Photo of woodychandler
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perfect! A brew for all of us heretics! I am certain (in my ex-military mind) that Torquemada would have personally touched the torch to the pyre, above which I would have been lashed to a stake, had our lives ever crossed paths.
This is an incredibly rich beer from an olfactory standpoint. I sensed vanilla and pipe tobacco on the nose, which can best be summed up as organic or aromatic. It is also reminiscent of silage, for which you must be a farmer to understand. It is all of the spent grain and detritus from a harvest that is left to ferment in a silo before being fed to the animals. NOT an unplaeasnt smell, however, just sweet and earthy. The beer, itself, poured like motor oil - thick, viscous stuff that cried out to be tasted. It put me in mind of maple syrup in terms of the color. It had a smooth finish with an oaky aftertaste with a lingering flavor of bourbon on the tongue and in the mouth.

woodychandler, Aug 01, 2004
Photo of PartyHatjo
2.53/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

What did they do to Old Heathen? They completely messed this up, alright, aging in oak may have been a good idea, but did you have to age it in something that had bourbon beforehand? I admit, the bourbon adds an intriguing aroma, and the beer tastes good at first sip, but the lingering bourbon flavor is overpowering the beauty of the imperial stout.

On a side note, I have two more bottles, and am hoping that age will mellow these out a lot! Probably won't try it again for another year.

PartyHatjo, Jul 27, 2004
Photo of Gavage
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black in color with a thin 1/2" head. Not any lacing other than a few dots on the glass. The aroma is nice as roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol dominate and some mellow vanilla extract tones linger in the background. The flavor is most of the same in the aroma, except add a mellow port wine floating in the background.

The mouthfeel was smooth with a touch of a creamy texture, and ended smooth. The tastebuds had roasted malts and chocolate lingering for a bit after swallowing. Nicely drinkable and the alcohol isn't overpowering with this imperial stout.

Gavage, Jul 25, 2004
Photo of JerseyDevil
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(this is my 1st review ever, so bear with me :)

(had this on-tap at "The Standard Tap" with dinner)

It's hard for me to say anything that hasn't already been said about this wonderful, wonderful stout. And it surprises me to say "wonderful" (twice even) because normally I really just never find myself enjoying stouts, at least not enough to have more than 1 glass per sitting. But this stout, this is different.

Appearance: Past reviewers have called it black as black can be, but you have to blind not to notice the definite red/mohagany tone to the beer. Most stouts almost seem a black/brown/grey combination. This had the inviting warmth of centuries-old wood. Served in a goblet with just shy of a thumb's-width of reddish-tinged head.

Smell: WOW. Again I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the aroma of a stout. Usually stouts smell like the air after your neighbor's house burns to the ground, but Heresy definitely picks up on the bourbon casks, and my first thought was malty tones. I found myself enjoying the aroma over and over as I drank the beer.

Taste: again, WOW. I'd heard good things about this beer, and none of them were off target. It was simply delicious. Sometimes my pallet makes me think of ashes or mud when drinking something such as Guiness. But not Heresy: warm, delicious flavors, malty tones, only after after I had the last drop did the bartender tell me it was in bourbon casks but I knew there was a flavor there I couldn't put my finger on. I would have had a 2nd glass had it not been late and I was driving (having had other beers prior to this glass).

Mouthfeel: I'm inexperienced at identifying any mouthfeel characteristics, so I wont' comment much here. But it struck me as smooth, slightly more viscous, rather velvety. Coated the tongue well without feeling like you'll have a layer of stout left behind for an hour. :)

Drinkability: Very! :) As mentioned above, I definitely could have had a 2nd or even 3rd glass (unheard of for me and stouts) had I not had to drive.

All in all I LOVED this stout, I would recommend it to anyone. My friend Hector dining with me took a tentative taste, and being inexperienced with stouts he was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it, as he usually prefers ales and pilsners. He even asked for an additional taste a short time later! :)

JerseyDevil, Jul 22, 2004
Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,905 ratings.