Old Heathen Imperial Stout | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,653 Ratings
Old Heathen Imperial StoutOld Heathen Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rich, velvety and deliciously complex, Old Heathen (8% ABV) is a truly distinctive stout. We use seven types of malt and two varieties of hops to bring forth this big brew. Quite robust and roasty on the palate, Old Heathen Imperial Stout has a wonderfully fruity nose and a moderately dry finish. The taste is highly complex. Perhaps you’ll even discern notes of espresso or chocolate.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,653
Reviews:
831
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
197
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,653 |  Reviews: 831
Photo of KAF
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received this bottle with roughly a year of age. Pours an opaque deep brown with a slight tan head. Smells of roasted malts and molasses perhaps a touch of caramel. Tastes follows the nose all be it a bit milder. Hints of malts, caramel and hints of coffee. This is one silky smooth brew, carbonation is barely noticeable and the ABV is completely hidden. Goes down easy and leaves you wanting more.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep brown/black with a finger and a half of rootbeer brown head which breaks slowly leaving very nice lacing behind.

S: Aroma is strong on sweet roasted malts, there is some leather, dark fruits and perhaps a touch of molasses.

T: Taste is milder than I expected, the malts carry through from the nose but they are mild. There is little in the way of a hops presence. Nice coffee finish.

M: Feel is smooth and velvety, carbonation is low and fine.

O: Overall a fine RIS with a nice mellow taste and feel. Glad I picked this one up.

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Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Completely opaque with mild brown head and not much carbonation. Can't get much more stout than that. Roasted chocolate malt aroma with a hint of hop at the end. The typical caramel nutty, etc aroma. Amazing complex flavor. This beer sets the standard for the word stout. Perfectly roasted nut flavor. Amazing dark roasted coffee at the end of the sip. This beer is perfect. We'd love to try this on draught.

This is one of the best beers we have ever had. We struggled to find faults in this beer.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GangOf1
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelfonatree
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Nice black body and medium tan head with aggressive pour. Thick bubbled head. No lacing.

Smell - Coffee. Chocolate. Malt. Caramel. Belgian?

Taste - Malt. Chocolate. Caramel. Coffee. Dirty. Alcohol is prominent at the end.

Feel - Creamy and heavy. Carbonation throughout but not a bomb.

Overall - A good imperial stout with little over the top features. Can't really complain with that.

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Photo of curlybird
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patm185
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really great great great beer

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Photo of MisledTitan
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Grantula
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chessiejackson
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yancot
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gator_Nation
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tgatort
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soulcougher
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whothehellisstanpapi
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Acks
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Thick, dark and brown, almost black. Creamy with some foam, but little to no head when poured.

Smell: I could spell the aromas as soon as I poured it. Rich and sweet smelling scents of malt and caramel, with hints of coffee and chocolate as well.

Taste: Roasted flavors of caramel and coffee with some traces of fruit. Leaves a nutty aftertaste that resonates on the tongue.

Feel: Thick and creamy, lightly carbonated.

Overall: This is a great stout. The light hints of fruit and coffee balance the flavoring of the roasted caramel nicely.

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Old Heathen Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 1,653 ratings.
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