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RATINGS: 1153   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olr1984 (921) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2012 bottle pours a dark black with zero head. Roasted malt aroma. Taste the same with slight wood.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnoble (1214) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2010 bottle from Rich, thanks! Pours black with a small light tan head. Nose is soy sauce, light chocolates, coffee, paper, light vanilla and woods. Flavor is soy sauce, paper, coffee, wood, vanilla, butterscotch caramels. Finishes medium dry. Medium light body. This one probably shouldnt have been aged. Sorry, beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (243) - - DEC 13, 2013
Pours dark, dark brown with very thin head - holding up to light there is almost a cherry hue in streaks. Wonderful nose - vanilla, coffee, wood. Taste was actually less complex than the nose - a little disappointing. There is some vanilla, a drop of bourbon, and some bitterness on the finish, but I found this a bit simple and thin for an imperial stout. It is good and pretty easy to drink (for an imperial stout) - but there are better ones out there (e.g., Great Divide) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to jbPortland..Pour is dark black with a tan head...Nose is brown sugar, vanilla, wet oak, whiskey, dirt Taste is light chocolate, bitterness, light vanilla, faint barrel, vanilla, earth, dryness, ..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4497) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
12 ounce bottle from wchesser. Deep black pour with a classic tan head that has good retention. Roasted aromas with light vanilla. Later bourbon emerges. Wood flavor with roasted notes. Cocoa is dry rather than milk chocolate. Some acid and citrus hops in the background. Bourbon flavors grow mid way through but are not over powering at all. Somehow a hint of spice gets in at the finish. The wood, cocoa, roast, and bourbon all balance out well with room for a few subtleties that come through.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Dark brown with light coming through. Strong vanilla and bourbon in the nose. Tastes of toasted dark malts, sweet bourbon, oak. Boozy but a little thin. Okay stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (4465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; a semi-opaque dark cola with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, roast, oak, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced, with a thin, average (at best) mouthfeel. Eh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
Aroma is dark smokey whiskey and oak. The taste is Malty sweet up front followed by an intense smokey bitterness that is accented by the oak aged whiskey barrels. Very dark and robust with a noticeable alcohol burn in the finish. Good on a special occasion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottled Jan, 2012 Black, little ring of tan foam about the beer. Smells like licorice, blackberry, malt, graham, some toasted oats, and a touch of oak. Nice flavor, lots of roasted and toasted malts, some raisin, plum, oats, oak, licorice, booze and molasses. Medium on full bodied with a tight, moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Its a decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted and dark chocolate, light resin and meat for the hops and yeast, with notes of wood, smoke, toffee, vanilla, cola and whiskey. Head is small, fizzy/frothy, light brown with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown.Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium to full, slick, with a soft carbonation and a moderately alcoholic and dry finish. Nice Imperial Stout, a bit boozy, but that just makes it more of a warming beer.


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