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Brew Review: Weyerbacher Old Heathen

Weyerbacher Old HeathenBreweryWeyerbacher
Brew: Old Heathen
ABV: 8.0%
Their Take: Rich, velvety and deliciously complex, Old Heathen (8.0% 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.

Weyerbacher’s Old Heathen was a part of my dark night along with Bell’s Expedition Stout and Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter. Old Heathen started off with a great, dark stout color along with an almost fruity aroma with none of the roastiness that the Bell’s displayed. This had a much more prominent hop presence, but in a flavorful, fruity way without adding any bitterness to the taste. The beer finished roasty on the back end, but it doesn’t show up until after a sip, lingering nicely. Old Heathen is just an interesting, really good imperial stout, and if you see some, pick it up. It’s available year round from Weyerbacher.

Color: 5/5
Aroma: 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Overall: 4/5
Total: 17/20


2 comments on “Brew Review: Weyerbacher Old Heathen

  1. Pingback: Brew Review: Bell’s Expedition Stout | Das Ale Haus

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