Heresy | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,256 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
Ratings:
2,256
Reviews:
1,011
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
367
For Trade:
16
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of tjkinate
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Underrated IMO, i really enjoyed this unbalanced beauty.

A: Single fingered brown head with decent retention fading into a thin film atop this black brew. Some lacing.

S: Molasses and bourbon, lots of bourbon. Rich chocolate malts and coffee accompanied by notes of vanilla and dark fruits.

T: Bourbon aged or infused? Don't think I have ever tasted a beer with such a strong bourbon flavor before. Like I said, not balanced, other flavors follow the smell almost exactly, but are more subtle than anticipated.

M: Medium bodied, nice burn from the booze, dry.

O: I would gladly except this again in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of HosP
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A- Pours black with little light around the edge. Thin dark brown head. Leaves rather fast with small amount of lacing.

S- Lots of roasted chocolate throughout the nose. Good amount of bourbon fills the nose in the middle. Bit of sweet vanilla at the end, but just a tad.

T- Boozy bourbon flavors take over up front. Chocolate taste tries to cut into and fight the bourbon off. Flavors fade pretty fast into a dull chocolate with a small of amount of sweet vanilla.

M- Not quite full body. Low carbonation. A little dry in the mouth.

O- Nice overall beer. Nothing spectacular, but still good. Would want a little more out of the flavors in the beer though.

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Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,256 ratings.
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