Pours opaque with a half glass of brown foam. Almost frothing as it recedes the foam stays for a while not leaving too much behind.
Aroma is faint but roasted malt and cocoa seem to set in. Not much else.
Taste is big on the roasted malt with coffee and cocoa adding some interesting flavors to mix with. Some sweetness that is caramel and molasses in nature.
Medium body with no carbonation. Dries the palate quickly and thoroughly.
Is it safe to say that Old Heathen is the base beer for Heresy? Not an off the charts based on size, which makes it refreshing by comparison. Solid. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 19:57:43
Tasted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
$0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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.