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RATINGS: 1220   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1058) - Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle into snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown color with thin dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, smoke, whiskey, vanilla, cocoa, light coffee and some wood. Taste adds caramel, more wood, bourbon, dark fruits, char, some vinous notes, dark coffee and light licorice. Heavy-medium body, low carbonation, slick, oily with boozy roast finish. Nice solid barrel aged RIS, the price is quite nice too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (312) - - APR 4, 2015
Jet black pour. Nose of chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Taste follows in a nicely blended flavor. Mild booze from bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1810) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2015
Pours black like oil with similar viscosity and a nice amount of khaki colored head. Whiskey and cocoa on the nose, a little roasted malt too; follows onto the palate. Finishes with vanilla and cocoa, with a whiskey backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (296) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Poured from the bottle very dark, almost black, opaque. Aroma has touches of chocolate, vanilla and just a hint coffee and alcohol. Flavor was lots of dark roast malt, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Palate was thin. Overall, a good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (535) - - MAR 29, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 On tap at blend.Aroma is whiskey and lots of coffee, chocolate.Taste is coffee and whiskey.Dark black color. Medium head.Tasty.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle: Mostly black pour, some dark brown near the top with a foamy, rich tan head that slowly settles to a foam. Aroma of tart red apple, grapes, & a strong, sour acetic & vinegar note. Slight dark malt? But this thing is infected as fuck & smells gross. Flavor isn’t as bad... Burnt caramel, rich milk chocolate, but there’s still a big acetone tartness, vinegar, & a sour dark fruit finish. Gross. Goddamn nasty infected shit.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
schmittaj (6) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
Really good. The subtleness of the oak blends perfectly with the malty and licorice flavor of the imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (513) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Whiskey aroma with a but of malts, full bodied a lot of whisky and pretty nice overall beer

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cpetrone84 (1665) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pour is jet black with a tight caramel head that dissipates quickly. Nose is assertive bourbon, slightly harsh, heavy roast, slightly acrid, very sugary. Ouch, taste is rough, heavily acrid, burnt malts, extremely sweet finish, body is thin, empty in back, light carb, slick oily feel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1237) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Pours pitch black with a one finger khaki head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, coco, tobacco, dark fruits, caramel sweet malts, and some anise. Taste is of good bourbon aged stout with a lot of nice oak, whiskey, roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, licorice, dark fruits, and just a little booze in the finish. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, oily mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, semi dry, long, lingering, slightly warming finish. Overall, a pretty nice bourbon barrel aged stout that isn’t too boozy compared to similar beers of the style.


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