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RATINGS: 1197   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.


bogdi1's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, - SEP 29, 2006
12 oz. bottle, no batch number. Oaky bourbon nose with an interesting sour "port-wine gone bad" character. Roasted malts dominate flavor and are accompanied by bourbon, fruits and vanilla. There’s a nice balance with sweet malts and the dryness brought by barrel-aging. Finish is dry and long. Palate is thinner than expected and could have used more "motor-oil viscosity" to be really imperial.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (240) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Poured from the bottle very dark, almost black, opaque. Aroma has touches of chocolate, vanilla and just a hint coffee and alcohol. Flavor was lots of dark roast malt, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Palate was thin. Overall, a good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (479) - - MAR 29, 2015
On tap at blend. Aroma is whiskey and lots of coffee, chocolate.Taste is coffee and whiskey.Dark black color. Medium head.Tasty.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
tectactoe (2881) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle: Mostly black pour, some dark brown near the top with a foamy, rich tan head that slowly settles to a foam. Aroma of tart red apple, grapes, & a strong, sour acetic & vinegar note. Slight dark malt? But this thing is infected as fuck & smells gross. Flavor isn’t as bad... Burnt caramel, rich milk chocolate, but there’s still a big acetone tartness, vinegar, & a sour dark fruit finish. Gross. Goddamn nasty infected shit.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
schmittaj (5) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
Really good. The subtleness of the oak blends perfectly with the malty and licorice flavor of the imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (464) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Whiskey aroma with a but of malts, full bodied a lot of whisky and pretty nice overall beer

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cpetrone84 (1588) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pour is jet black with a tight caramel head that dissipates quickly. Nose is assertive bourbon, slightly harsh, heavy roast, slightly acrid, very sugary. Ouch, taste is rough, heavily acrid, burnt malts, extremely sweet finish, body is thin, empty in back, light carb, slick oily feel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1124) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours pitch black with a one finger khaki head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, coco, tobacco, dark fruits, caramel sweet malts, and some anise. Taste is of good bourbon aged stout with a lot of nice oak, whiskey, roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, licorice, dark fruits, and just a little booze in the finish. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, oily mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, semi dry, long, lingering, slightly warming finish. Overall, a pretty nice bourbon barrel aged stout that isn’t too boozy compared to similar beers of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (688) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
From bottle into snifter. Black with large light brown head. Nose is coffee, bourbon, roasted barley. Oily body, sweet with a slight bitterness at the end. Long finish if coffee and burnt toast. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Abner (89) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a khaki head. Aromas of roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate. Strong alcohol taste (cheap vodka), roasted malts, oak. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. For me, it is a bit hot and doesn’t live up to the aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (703) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a nice deep brown to black color with a light tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, very faint hint of barrel. Flavor is a well rounded roasted malts, light vanilla, cocoa, bourbon character, that really comes out more as it warms. Wish there was a bit more barrel presence, but this is certainly a solid beer. Especially for the low price tag!


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