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RATINGS: 1169   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (200) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Poured in tulip. Black in color small off white head. Aroma is oak, basement, and light whiskey. Taste is coffee, whiskey. Increasing bitter in the finish. Smooth, alcohol is not overbearing at all but there. Warming. A fantastic after dinner beer in place of coffee.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheWkndr (2) - CARPENTERSVILLE, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
On tap @ World of Beer - The Villages. Fabulous. The menu description didn’t mention the bourbon barrels, so it was a very pleasant surprise when it arrived. Amazing dark color.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (494) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a dark black with light brown head. Has a rich chocolate, malt and hard alcohol aroma. Taste starts very malty with some light bourbon, and finishes like a stout with some coffee and chocolate. Very smooth, which is surprising with the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1609) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
Not my favorite barrel aged stout. Black with tan head. Aromas are mostly a pleasant whisky.. But that’s about it. Same flavor-wise. Whisky. And bitter malts at the end. Good... Not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at home 10th January 14. Great aroma, lots going on. Pretty dark... Black, taste is liquorice, some sharp and sweet notes, leather, oak and bourbon. Nice and better than Old Heathen

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1985) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak aromas. Bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, slight boozy flavors. A bit goopy, with a boozy flavor. Not my favorite barrel aged beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olr1984 (1036) - 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 (1251) - 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 shouldn’t have been aged. Sorry, beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (271) - - 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 (1474) - 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, ..


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