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Heresy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,064 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,064
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 99
Gots: 292 | FT: 16
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.
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Ratings: 2,064 | Reviews: 988
Photo of jgido759
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kaiyote
4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerfootfreak
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of njtmayhem
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was just what I expected and I wasn't disappointed. Great bourbon taste and a nice heavy stout body, great example of a BBA Stout.

Photo of HoppySeb
1.18/5  rDev -70%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Been a want of mine for a while but have had 2 infected bottles.

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

Photo of Lowlow2010
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great great beer all around! I love this !

Photo of Jhfinn
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brianwsnyder
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not much I can say other than "outstanding."

Photo of Goldndomer
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
1.96/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Multiple infected bottles of this consumed over a period of months. All of them drainpours. Awful

Photo of zooeyblack
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottqc15
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnofUpton
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I found the whiskey flavor overpowering. Perhaps collaring for a year will mellow its bite.

Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic looking beer. Pitch black with a great full brown head.

Full whiskey smell, with a fresh wood smell, but not very strong.

Great whiskey flavor, with a distinguishable toasted vanilla bean flavor to it. This has a pretty well balanced flavor.

Warming full feel to this beer. It tasted better as you get further into the beer and it warms up just a little bit. The flavors seem to fill up a lot of your mouth.

Photo of italianstallion
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,064 ratings.