Old Heathen Imperial Stout

12oz bottle from a recent trip to Greensboro, NC. I *think* this came as a single from either Total Wine in Greensboro or City Beverage in Winston-Salem.
I’ve had some very good Weyerbacher experiences, and I was hoping for (and expecting) a good experience here too – alas, this wasn’t as good as I thought it would be.
Pour is a solid black with a dark brown highlight near the surface. Thin film of mocha head, but no lace to speak of.
Mild solvent and some chocolate in the aroma.
The disappointing part was the mouthfeel and the taste. It was simply thin, watery and a little tasteless, ESPECIALLY considering the style. Some lactose sweetness, but it’s thin – some chocolate but it is diluted – some alcohol but it is a bit too solvent like for me.
In summary this comes up quite a long way short of where it should be. A significant disappointment for me all around.

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01/24/2008
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bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 2.5
Total: 2.78
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