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Heresy | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
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2,258 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,012
Ratings:
2,258
pDev:
11.93%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
366
Trade:
15
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1.18/5  rDev -70.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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

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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

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1.64/5  rDev -58.4%

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1.65/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

Poured out of a 12 ounce bottle. Maybe this batch went bad because it was sour (not in the good way) and not drinkable.

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1.75/5  rDev -55.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.6%

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1.9/5  rDev -51.8%

Not good. It just tastes like oak, oak, and more oak. The only other note i can pick up, and i'm not kidding, is urine. As i bury my face in this snifter and inhale deeply, i smell old urine.

There is no coffee, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, anything. It smells and tastes like watered down $5/pint scottish whisky.

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1.95/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is a heavy imperial stout beer that has been aged in Oak barrels. It is in these barrels that the beer develops a harsh taste to the beer. I personally, do not like the taste of this beer despite the fact that I really like imperial stouts. I was disappointed and expected more.

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1.96/5  rDev -50.3%
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

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

What a disappointment. Bottled on 2/14 and I think it's also indicating a drink by date of 10/14. Similar to other reviews, there's just nothing here for me. Actually tasting more like a barrel aged sour than a stout. Thin, tart and simple. Not a good effort from Weyerbacher, which usually excells... Maybe it was a bad batch, but avoid the 2/14 bottling....

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

I purchased a four pack of Heresy based on the description on the box. This beer has an awful hoppy sour taste. I have opened two and could not manage to drink more than half before pouring it down the drain. I really hate wasting pricey beer, but I cannot tolerate this stuff!
Looks like the bro-in-law is getting a couple of beers for xmas!

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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2.08/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.12/5  rDev -46.2%

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2.18/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pour is jet black with a tight caramel head that dissipates quickly. Nose is assertive bourbon, slightly harsh, heavy roast, slightly acrid. Ouch, taste is rough, heavily acrid, burnt malts, extremely sweet finish, body is thin, empty in back, light carb, slick oily feel.

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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.35/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap in a shaker pint. Black body with a modest but dense creamy tan head. Decent sticky lacing.

Smells of boozy sweet oak, cocoa and vanilla. Lacking in the roasted department. The bourbon flavor is quite strong, and doesn't really go well together with plentiful tangy raisin and sweet rich fig. A little chocolate in the swallow. Really boozy, even at a manageable 8% ABV. Again, quite lacking in roasted malt character, with a touch showing up only in the aftertaste. A good deal thinner than anticipated.

Overall impression: Forgettable, could use a few tweaks. Not recommended.

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Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 2,258 ratings
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