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RATINGS: 1168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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This is an incredibly intriguing ale is made by aging our Old Heathen Imperial Stout in oak barrels that were used for making fine Kentucky bourbon! The result is an extraordinary, dark, and mysterious stout whose very essence has been enhanced. The aroma is filled with vanilla, cocoa, and roasted coffee beans. This silky-smooth brew has notes of oak, whiskey, roasted barley and vanilla that meld together on the tongue to create an incredible sensation. Heresy is released in February.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amelialorenz (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
Seasonal (Feb) Tried at Pittsburgh craft beer week. Aged in bourbon barrels. Dark, chewy, intense. Very malty. Delish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (484) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
DATE TASTED: April 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Corsendonk tulip... OCCASION: Easter Sunday--another humbling, dry Lenten offering completed... APPEARANCE: intimidating black body with a one-finger, fuzzy brown head; consistent, well-tempered lacing... AROMA: thick peat, smoke and sweet chocolate scents; some licorice and candy too...PALATE: intense, impactful punch at the teeth; mellow at the mouth and warming at the throat--full-bodied...TASTE: sweet, sharp vanilla and milk collide with a mild whiskey breath that invigorates, if not inspires--a bit hot, but not much of a deterrent... OVERALL: the whiskey is subdued but the ABV is significant enough to attract attention; otherwise, a complicated combination that leaves a sweet, warm aftertaste....

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3225) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roast, dark chocolate, and coffee. Light roast, coffee, and dark chocolate with sweet finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (782) - - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours dark opaque black with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of coffee. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, with a hint of fruit (cherries)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (232) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Bottle from Lazy Dog shared by jheath99. Dark in color with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and cherries. Taste of cherries and chocolate with hints of malt. Very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (535) - Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle received in trade - jet black with a mocha head and mocha coffee aroma. Very smooth easy drinking brew. I didn’t really detect anything in the bourbon department.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thebullshornbar (71) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 One of the more easy drinking Ba stouts despite a lingering tartness. The palate consists of cocoa, fresh cherries, molasses, ash, and some tanic booziness from the aging. Very nice but doesnt really stand out among a wide array of Ba stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kid_piwo (14) - - MAR 31, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, maybe even a hint of cherry in the good nose. Flavor matches but wish it was just a bit thicker body

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (314) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours shiny dark brown with an uplifting tan head of fine bubbles. The head fades to a fair coating. Aroma is roasted malt and tangy cocoa coffee. Taste brings a nice rich chocolate flavor to the roasted malt. Clear bourbon whiskey flavors that last strongly in the aftertaste. Notes of vanilla and a bit of coffee bitterness as well. Quite outstanding flavor but just a bit boozy. Substantial carbonation and body is a bit thin. I enjoyed this beer very much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gromis (19) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
This pours a very deep brown color. It flows like it's very thick; almost reminds me of a thin strap molasses. Very good taste. It seems like the time in the barrel took a lot of the bitter notes out and replaced it with a hint of smokiness. Very good and enjoyable, and I'm not even a porter fan! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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