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Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,019 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,019
Reviews: 977
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 101
Gots: 262 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2004

Old Heathen aged in oak (whiskey/bourbon) barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Vogey77
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cheesy26
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As much as I like Old Heathen, this just missed the mark for me. The bourbon flavor just did not seem to mesh well with this beer. Surprising because I generally like Weyerbacher's stuff.

Photo of MikeDive
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGB
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Igotmypistola
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Geekydad79
3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured with a nice caramel head and deep dark body. great roasted malts to it. lacking a little in the body for my liking, but overall a good beer.

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KlayWey
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of OrangeMen
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Black opaque, pours an aggressive head, two to three fingers thick. Beautiful mocha, deep tan color, very thick and frothy.
Aroma- Chocolates, some roasted malt, slight sweet bourbon notes. Wonderful vanilla creaminess, earthy, oaky notes as well. Aromas are not overwhelming, subtle yet enjoyable.
Taste- Chocolate and vanilla creaminess, slight roastiness. Sweet bourbon notes come through mid palate, complimented by earthy notes, some astringent oak pokes through as well.
Feel- Lighter to medium mouthfeel, creamy qualities help the body. High carbonation, overly carbonated to the point where it masks the flavors. Not sure if its this bottle/batch or the standard.
Overall- Enjoyable and balanced, the flavors and aromas in this beer are seemingly all subtle, but not necessarily in a bad way. Fairly easy drinker, but still flavorful. The bourbon/oak notes compliment the base beer well. The huge knock is the carbonation, it masks the flavors in a bad way. As the beer sits and warms the carbonation fades and is much more enjoyable.

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of wayngrove
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of _B33r_
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of STG228
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Dan269605
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of TampaRainman
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WCW
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ShaneHarris
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of wtkphoto
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Smashley_lynn
4.44/5  rDev +13%

Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,019 ratings.