Finally back from a brief hiatus. A couple weeks of travel followed by a brief cold put a bit of a damper on beer reviews. But, I've been stocking the fridge and have a good lineup ready to be enjoyed. First up is Heresy.
Heresy is limited-release, oak-aged imperial stout from Easton, PA's Weyerbacher Brewing Co. Good thing I read my newsletters from Ken at East Wake Wines & Craft Brew. Otherwise, I might have missed it!
Heresy pours a thick, opaque brown-black color. It has a dense, foamy mocha head, which leaves heavy lacing.
The aroma is strong. Roasted malts are prominent. It has an oaky, bourbon character with some coffee and smooth cocoa notes. Hints of sweet, dark fruit also come through, especially as it warms.
Taste & Feel
Pretty much a typical stout... full body; smooth, creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is dark and roasty, with plenty of cocoa and vanilla present. There's also plenty of tart fruitiness.
It has a nice, earthy finish.
Good. A bit sweet and fruity for a stout, but I found the earthy, oak character to be a nice addition.
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