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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), - AUG 28, 2012
Botella de 355ml. Vaso Tumbler. Revisitada en agt´12. Color marrón oscuro y espuma bronceada que crea una capa cremosa que se disipa con rapidez. Aromas quemados y torrefactos, trazos de chocolate, frutos del bosque ácidos y notas de alcohol en nariz. Al primer sorbo, toques de chocolate, bayas y Bourbon seguido por algo de malteado torrefacto. Cuerpo intenso y viscoso con carbonatación moderada a alta. Textura oleosa-aguada en el intermedio hace que el sabor tartárico anule las maltas. Es de agradecer que no permanezca hasta el final que se presenta levemente lupulizado y con dulce malteado. Cálido alcohol en el retrogusto. Decepcionante. 355ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Revisited on agt´12. Dark brown color. Tan froth creates a creamy, quickly dissipated crown. Burnt & roasted aromas, hints of chocolate, tartar berries & alcohol notes to the nose. Touches of chocolate, berries & Bourbon at first sip follow by some roasted maltiness. Full & viscous body. Medium to high carbonation. Oily to watery texture in the middle makes tartiness to blow up malts. Helpfully it doesn´t linger into the slightly hoppy & sweet malty finish. Warming alcohol on the aftertaste. Dissapointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (744) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
12fl oz. Bottled 03/10/14. Pours black with an active, two finger, tan head. Aroma has big notes of whisky, slightly tart cherry, vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is balanced. Big whisky barrel notes with dark chocolate, and a touch of coffee. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Creamy in the mouth with a set finish. Overall pretty nice. Big, Swwet whisky notes with roasty dark chocolate notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (187) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Sweet bourbon smell coffee and vanilla taste, very dry on the swallow. Dark color, this is a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5174) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear black body under a small frothy dark brown head that faded to a thin wispy covering. The aroma is heavy on the roast, chocolate, and burnt caramel. Lighter notes of vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, maybe even a hint of smokiness. The flavor is not quite as intense as I remember it being, it’s been years since I’ve had one of these. The roast doesn’t seem quite as intense, and the bourbon is fairly well restrained, making it quite a more easy drinking than I was expecting. The malt is a bit de-emphasized in favor of a little more barrel character, which is mostly vanilla and oak. Fairly well hidden alcohol, but there’s a bit of warmth on the finish. Not quite the depth and complexity I remember, but it has been a really long time. Medium to full bodied with a slightly clingy and sticky finish. Light soft carbonation. Doesn’t taste quite as good as my memory recalls.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5061) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Keg @ Sedona. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is Orr of fruity. Plum and nectarine. Burnt brown sugar and cocoa. Taste is pretty fruity. Jammy Blackberry. Pepper and brown sugar. Full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3385) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Dark tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas whiskey vanilla fruit chocolate liquorice the flavours whiskey vanilla dried fruits weak sort of imperial not much body to it or malt taste or maybe the whiskey is overbearing just not a go9od taste at the finish some fruit and chocolate but a dull uninspiring imperial

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1014) - Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Chris! A: Jet black with a mocha head. Good lacing. N: Cocoa, vanilla, caramel, oak. Coffee, smoke and char. Brown sugar. T: Heartily sweet and bitter. M: Medium body with a creamy tingling carbonation. No alcohol. O: The BA RIS starter that holds up really well in this day and age of Black Tuesday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (616) - ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2014
Black, with a huge mocha head. Aroma roasty and strongly alcoholic. Chalk, and dark fruit notes. Roast and alcohol carry through to taste as well, with chalk and ash showing in palate, along with warming feeling down throat. The influence of the whisky barrel is very clear compared with the regular version, and helps give more substance to the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2467) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and whiskey. Taste is whiskey, malts, and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bigda83 (310) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Is this really an imperial stout? I got barleywine in the tast. Pours dark brown with foamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, sugar, and tons of sweet malts. Taste of booze and overly sweet. Def more like a barleywine for me than a stout. Was really let down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2625) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Smells like alcohol, vanilla, some cinnamon and coffee beans. Tastes like booze, vanilla, chocolate, some cinnamon, and coffee bitterness.

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