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RATINGS: 1195   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1310) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from the local ABC. Nose is sweet bourbon and a hint of chocolate. That’s about it. Nice though. Flavor is aspartame sweetness, cheap bourbon, a touch of roast, some light milk chocolate flavors, and vanilla. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkinWell (321) - - JUN 7, 2014
Pours jet black with frothy beige head. Deep aromatics--bourbon, vanilla, oak, hints of licorice. Creamy mouthfeel; decent carbonation. Sweet taste on the front of the tongue--roasted coffee beans, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, malts--ending on a nice slightly bitter note. A joy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (4714) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
The beer is deep black. Thick chocolate nose, very intensive. The beer is smooth, roasted chocolate, the oak-wood fits in great and deep. Smooth and intense. The aftertaste is deep chocolate, wood, hints of roast. Great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1911) - - MAY 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-3-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance –Served a black brew with a small brown head. The head had a moderate level of retention and once faded gave way to a good level of lacing. Smell – The aroma of milk chocolate is heavy and delicious and is mixed with an ever so light aroma of bourbon. Taste – The taste is of a sweeter chocolate up front. There are hints of vanilla and caramel sweetness mixed in with the chocolate. While a bit sweeter at first, it bitters up a bit more toward the middle as coffee flavors begin to pull from the sweeter flavors. Toward the end, the little bit of bourbon in the smell becomes present in the taste as well. Overall the taste transitions from sweet to more bitter to more boozy are really quite smooth and well done. Its quite nice. Mouthfeel – A good creamy body with a lower level of carbonation. The smoothness and low carbonation allow the brew to sit on the tongue and allow for all the taste transition flavors to really permeate the tongue. Overall – Very nice. The beer is pretty good for those that both like more bitter or more semi-sweet stouts as it spends time as both. Not the best of either, but if you can’t decide this is one I would suggest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (866) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Black, no head. Aroma is chocolate, oak, and just a hint of bourbon. The taste adds marshmallow fluff and some whiskey. The carb is higher than I would like for this style and the body is too thin. The whiskey actually adds some smokey heat that shows more as the beer warms and balances out the thin body. Great brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (748) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a nice black color with thick beige head. Smells of coffee and vanilla. You can taste the results of it being barrel aged and it also has hints of vanilla and coffee. A very solid beer. Smooth for the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (396) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with thin tan head..aroma of coffee, vanilla, molasses, oak..taste like it smells with notes of bourbon/whiskey..Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2724) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Shared 12 oz. bottle, poured to snifters showing a black/brown color, with a modest layer of brownish tan head foam, and light waves & spots of lacing. The aroma was roasted, mocha notes, bourbon scent that promised further intervention, barrel prompted coconut, and caramelly sweetness. Only medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste mimicked the nose well, added a touch of dark fruit & booze, remained sweet, but showed some noticeable dryness toward the finish. Not overly bold for an Imp. Stout, but quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amelialorenz (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
Seasonal (Feb) Tried at Pittsburgh craft beer week. Aged in bourbon barrels. Dark, chewy, intense. Very malty. Delish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (571) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
DATE TASTED: April 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Corsendonk tulip... OCCASION: Easter Sunday--another humbling, dry Lenten offering completed... APPEARANCE: intimidating black body with a one-finger, fuzzy brown head; consistent, well-tempered lacing... AROMA: thick peat, smoke and sweet chocolate scents; some licorice and candy too...PALATE: intense, impactful punch at the teeth; mellow at the mouth and warming at the throat--full-bodied...TASTE: sweet, sharp vanilla and milk collide with a mild whiskey breath that invigorates, if not inspires--a bit hot, but not much of a deterrent... OVERALL: the whiskey is subdued but the ABV is significant enough to attract attention; otherwise, a complicated combination that leaves a sweet, warm aftertaste....

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