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RATINGS: 1203   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.


Paincane's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Dark brown body w/ thick khaki head. Coffee, dark chocolate & bourbon aromas. Molasses, whiskey, oak & roasted malt flavors.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (393) - - APR 16, 2015
Sweet oak and cocoa aroma. Nice barrel presence, with flavors of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, toast and raisins. Hints of cherries and berries. The flavors were by no means mild, but also not as strong as expected. Body felt a bit thin for the style but still good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma of coffee and chocolate but subdued. Creamy feel full bodied with a taste of chocolate and cocoa. Mild palate of cocoa.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (69) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, Appearance: black, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1014) - Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle into snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown color with thin dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, smoke, whiskey, vanilla, cocoa, light coffee and some wood. Taste adds caramel, more wood, bourbon, dark fruits, char, some vinous notes, dark coffee and light licorice. Heavy-medium body, low carbonation, slick, oily with boozy roast finish. Nice solid barrel aged RIS, the price is quite nice too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (308) - - APR 4, 2015
Jet black pour. Nose of chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Taste follows in a nicely blended flavor. Mild booze from bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1733) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2015
Pours black like oil with similar viscosity and a nice amount of khaki colored head. Whiskey and cocoa on the nose, a little roasted malt too; follows onto the palate. Finishes with vanilla and cocoa, with a whiskey backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (262) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (499) - - MAR 29, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 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 (2937) - 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 (6) - 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.


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