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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 65cl. @ post Borefts BF 09 hotel tasting
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, dark roasted, coffee and chocolate notes, vanilla and wood notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091031]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a huge brown head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish. Sweet toffee malty and caramelish flavoured. Vague coffee note. Light bitterness lurking through. Roasted, caramelish and sweet into a medium dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
A pitch black beer with a disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and chocolate. The flavor is dominated by chocolate, but also some roasted notes, leading to a smooth but dry finish. The alcohol is very well hidden in the flavor, but gives it a nice body. A nice Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Completely black and opaque with a light brown head. Vinous aroma with lots of oak. Medium body with sweetish, malty accents. Lots of vanilla and bourbon notes. Almost no bitterness. Very soft and pleasant. Courtesy of xproudfoot. 061006

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Roasted flavour of vanilla, coffee abd chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2006
Bottled. Opaque black colour, maybe very dark brown. Small brown head. Strong alcohol (whiskyish) aroma along with some hints of roasted malts, coffee and toffee. Strong chocolate mixed with whisky and some roasted malts. Aftertaste is where alcohol comes in. Very smooth and tasteful Impy stout.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2004
Bottled. Very black, firm brownish head. Strong wood aroma. Sweet with notes of vanilla. licorice and coffee. Extreme oak barrel flavour going like a bulldozer across other flavours diminishing them to gravel. I very much like oak barrel beers, but this beer has no balance whatsoever. Interesting as a prototypical barrel aged beer, but leaves a lot of room for improvement.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle from 2005 @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a dar brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty fruity bourbon aroma with hints of chocolate. Sweet malty okak flavor with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Malty warming finish with lots of bourbon notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
18th January 2009
Imperial Stout aged in oak barrels. Opaque black beer. Short lived dark tan head. Smooth stout - no harshness, dryness or bitterness. Silky chocolate coffee malt nicely balanced by soft vanilla oak. Nice beer but lacks the sumptuos luxurious nature of the best Impy Stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm; vintage 2006 or 2007
Black like the centre of the universe, with a huge and thick head. It has a very nice aroma of chocolate malt, roasted malt, vanilla; very creamy aroma. Good body structure, surely less thick than many American samples, quite smooth mouthfeel; the chocolate and caramel flavor are well mixed together, with moderate sweetness; there is very light liquorice and vanilla, and almost no roasted malt (for me, a good thing). I find that the final is lacking a bit of bitterness, of depth; not even really long enough. Anyway, a highly enjoyable beer.


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