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 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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Photo of Mikus
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid stout. Thin ring of cocoa head on top of a deep pool of darkness. Aromas of roasted malt, molasses, and a whiff of tobacco. Complex and balanced brew. Weyerbacher didn't start out great for me, but I am enjoying their rich, dark beers.

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

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattsmith413
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B-Finnegan
1.21/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am 90% sure my bottle despite being in date had spoiled, I contacted Weyerbacher about it but received no reply.

Look: Looked good, a rich dark colour nothing off, it looked like a solid stout.

Smell: It had a smell of over ripe bananas and air fix model glue, should have tipped it then.

Taste: Like drinking cleaning fluid it tasted like glue and detox.

Feel: I felt sad that I'd let it pass my lips, like someone had mixed bleach and motor oil.

Overall: Terrible one of the worst beers I've ever had, I would give it a second chance encase it really was just a bad bottle but I'm not going to be doing that any time soon.

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

Photo of MFS_71
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SLOTHLIFE
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Randolph96
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MenardMa
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of seedyone
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Usual midnight black in appearence, light head but rich coffee/espresso aroma. Full bodied with a truly robust flavor. I'm becoming a big Weyerbacher fan & this only adds fuel to the flame.

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Photo of paresis
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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