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RATINGS: 1239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (627) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Not much head, but amazing lacing, indicative of an incredibly creamy consistency. Terrific aroma of coffee and bourbon. Smooth and rich as it goes down. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1779) - - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (892) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Hits you hard at first but soon mellows in on the palate. Tons of whiskey taste throughout. Comes on too sweet at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Deep clear almost-obsidian, just with some warmer touches. Good sized velvety brown head that lasts quite some time Nose starts kind of thin with sweet figs and char. Not much more. Sweet dark fruits dominate and then an alcohol wallop that tickles the throat long after it’s been swallowed. Sweet dark fruits and alcohol. I get no barrel outside of the alcohol itself. Maybe a faint hint of oak part way through but not much. Not bad per se if it were just a basic overly boozy stout (but still not GREAT [I’m not as big on the fruitier stouts like Anchor, preferring more roasty/char/etc. But thats just me]), but looking for a BA it leaves much to be desired.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1188) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Nice oaky scent in a deep black color. Light notes of tar and tobacco but vanilla shows through. Rich coating. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle: Dark brown with a tn ring head. Smooth aroma of bourbon and berries. Tangy notes with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Darft at Pour Taproom in Asheville. Poured dark brown with decent tan head. Aroma was great, dark fruits, coffee, oak, vanilla, perhaps a bit of dark chocolate if you dive deep. A lot of oak in the taste along with, whiskey, coffee, raisin, sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1844) - Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Appearance: silky near-black pour, with a short, dark tan head. Aroma: strong dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, burnt molasses, light soy sauce, and a light undertone of whiskey and wood. Taste: sweet, with very dark chocolate, espresso, prominent vanilla and cream, burnt wood, brown bread, and bourbon. Finish: lingering sweetness, lightly syrupy, a low and smooth heat from the bourbon. Notes: Liked this a lot. Often these barrel-aged stouts are north ot 10% abv and kick your teeth in with the bourbon. This was light enough that the bottle was a savored pleasure, not a chore to finish the final sips. The well-restrained alcohol let the flavors shine. Bottle from Total Wine & More in Fairfax, Virgina (Pickett Center).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Nose is heat/whiskey, coffee grounds, faint cocoa. Flavor is same plus some red fruit, wet oak, touch of paper/oxidation, vanilla, chocolate more prominent than in aroma. solid especially for the price.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1780) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (bottled February 11, 2015). Dark brown, nearly black, pour with a short brown head. Great aroma of chocolate cake, vanilla, whiskey, and oak. Nice flavors of coffee and chocolate blended with vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and wood. Moderate alcohol warming. A great imperial stout!

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