EricTeusink (432) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
If liking this beer is heresy, then............................no, just no. Grasping at straws for a witty/informational fist line. Well, letís get to it then. Pours black with a tan head. Scent is overpowering mix of whiskey and grain. Flavor is a sweet whiskey with hints of cocoa and coffee. Pours like a milky oil. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA
Lightrider (222) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a stout glass, came across a case local. So many breweries right here local in lower PA. Pour is it dark black with light tan lace head. Aroma has a slight smell of the whiskey barrel that it was aged in and molasses. Taste is a rounded blend of sweets and bitters. Finish isnít heavy, its smooth and warm. A very good stout.
Jasond612 (167) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/23/13 TGL big fan. Bought a bottle from TCO and multiple times after. Sent one in my first trade as a throw in
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AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heresy pours dark opaque black with a thin cream colored head.
The nose is dominated by roasted malts, caramel, sweet cream- with notes of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla. The dark fruits and vanilla are reminiscent of whiskey.
This stout greets the palate with roasted malts sweet cream and chocolate. The finish turns to bitter cocoa, vanilla, burnt malts and some oak. Charred oak, vanilla and warm alchohol linger long somewhat like a good bourbon.
This is a medium weight stout with medium carbonation. Thereís more carb than the typical stout. This combined with lighter tongue weight make this a great session stout.
Overall, this stout isnít bad. Iíd like to see what a little aging will bring to the plate- but, sadly, Iíve finished the four pack. If mixing your two passions into one glass is your thing- this is definitely a brew that you need to try.
jbdpsu82 (94) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown almost black color with a thin caramel was that lingers. Has distinct aroma of coffee, light on the bourbon; same holds true for flavor. A little carbonated for my liking; bubbles tickle the lip. Delicious beer and will probably be my go-to bourbon barrel stout when I feel like "slumming it"
jbruner (1687) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 Pours an inky black from the bottle with bubbly tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lacing. Aroma is initially whiskey, then it calms down to reveal chocolate, oak, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste follows, nice whiskey notes and plenty of that wood. A little thin, but still sticks to the inside of your mouth for a good bit. Good stuff.
Davhgbrew (723) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge whiskey aroma w/ a hint of chocolate. Pours dark and thick w/ a big creamy brown head. First sip hits you w/ milk chocolate and bourbon. So much whiskey flavors in this brew I had to check the abv to see if it actually had whiskey in it. My first impression is that it tastes like a shot a whiskey was dropped in my stout. At this point I canít help but feel like Iíd like one or the other, a shot of whiskey or a stout, but not a combo. Nothing more than a novelty beer here in my opinion....Well, as this beer has warmed the extreme whiskey dominance has mellowed to a whiskey compliment. Clearly this beer is meant to be drunk at warmer temps, as with all stouts obviously, but this one much more than others. The coffee and roasted notes come out. I canít remember having a beer like this, with such contrast between being plain old bad when cold, and very enjoyable as it warmed.
AndyW68 (705) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Black with tan head. Aroma is a little chocolate while standing in the smoke of a campfire. Taste is choclate vanilla coffee. A little sweet for me, but still great.
rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black with a good sized brown head. Relatively mild roasty chocolate with light woody notes aroma. Taste is pretty rich though; chocolate, vanilla, roast, and wood; just the right amount of sweet. Medium-full bodied.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft from Coalhouse Pizza. This is a good imperial stout, but nothing too special. Itís boozy, chocolatey and has dark fruit semblance too. Silky smooth and fine carbonation mouthfeel.