Heresy | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We take our Old Heathen and age it in oak bourbon barrels. The result is our silky smooth Heresy, 8% ABV. The aroma is filled with vanilla, cocoa and roasted coffee. Notes of oak, whiskey, roasted barley and vanilla dance across your taste buds.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great great beer all around! I love this !

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a wonderful beer... poured out a very dark brown, almost black, with a three finger tan head that slowly dissipated to a thin film of foam.

The aroma was massively complex... the first thing I got was bourbon, which was to be expected. But underneath was a blend of dark fruits, mainly raisins and perhaps cherries... oak tannins... a hint of sweet vanilla... no real chocolate notes to speak of... the more I sniffed, the more I could detect, but so much was so subtle I couldn't put names to it all.

The taste was incredible... initially a vinous taste with roasted malts, a bit of bourbon working in... some oak character... a hint of sweetness, a bit of dark chocolate... very well-balanced and subtle. The alcohol was very slightly noticeable, but not much... it was quite well restrained and worked in nicely.

The mouthfeel was just right.. not too chewy for the level of flavors. And as for drinkability, well, I will definitely get this one again.

I don't know how they do it... first Insanity, now Heresy... but keep them coming, Weyerbacher!

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A: Pours a pretty black with a nice fluffy tan colored head that leaves nice lacing in my snifter.

S: Mmmm. Chocolate, molasses, and oak all tie together very nicely as it hits your nose.

T: Chocolate again not so much of the molasses in the taste but the oak aroma fills your mouth, very enjoyable.

M: Thick, creamy, mild carbonation, and a bit of hops.

D: Very drinkable. Being only 8% for this big of a stout is fantastic. I could easily polish off a 4 pack in.a night (have done it and will again). I look forward to this again next year!

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Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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