Greetings all! I’m Ryan, and I like beer. I’ve written for my own beer blog (Mould’s Beer Blog) for almost a year now, and have a heck of a lot of fun doing it. For my Lost in the Beer Aisle guest post, I’m enjoying a glass of Heresy from Weyerbacher Brewing. This Heresy has been sitting in my fridge for awhile now, just waiting for the right opportunity for me to spring it free. Thanks to Josh, that time is now!
Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Imperial Stout Aged in Whiskey Barrels (Kentucky bourbon)
Heresy pours an inky, jet black color. In the glass, Heresy looks like motor oil topped with a small brown head. The head diminished fairly quickly, and didn’t leave very much lacing (if that’s your thing to take notice of). I let Heresy sit in my glass for somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes. When I brought my nose to the glass, aromas of chocolate, vanilla and alcohol jumped out at me. In my first few sips, the vanilla whiskey flavor was definitely at the forefront. As my taste buds acclimated, chocolate and roasted malt became more prominent. Heresy is a fairly full bodied beer with low carbonation.
Overall: If you’re looking for a great introduction to bourbon barrel aged beers, Weyerbacher’s Heresy could be for you. Complex, yet approachable, Heresy is a beer I look forward to every February when it’s released from the brewery.
Again, thanks Josh for letting me post another guest review on Lost in the Beer Aisle! Cheers!