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RATINGS: 1220   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.


hfmejias' rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (952) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 20, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. poured black, medium tan head (went away quickly), decent lacing. Aroma of whiskey, malts and spices (vanilla mostly). taste very consistent, quite boozy, wood, whiskey, some roasted malts and some vanilla; whats interesting a bout this beer is that is quite smooth (for an imperial stout), dont get me wrong its a sipper but enjoyable and somehow easy to drink, liked it a lot.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1595) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (bottled February 11, 2015). Dark brown, nearly black, pour with a short brown head. Great aroma of chocolate cake, vanilla, whiskey, and oak. Nice flavors of coffee and chocolate blended with vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and wood. Moderate alcohol warming. A great imperial stout!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle, a few years old. Nose of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oxidation. A bit light, minerally, somewhat thin but tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2632) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Thick pruney nose. Dark fruit flavors, blends and moves into a light boozy chocolate mid palate, and then it flattens out. All fairly mild, compared to what it should be. 3-4 years-old. Unfortunately, some oxidation has diminished the flavors

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Black pour from 12oz bottle from trade, at home. Off white head. Aroma is a lite fruity and toasty. Tastes more like a sour than a stout to me. Grape, fruits, whiskey and a hint of cocoa. Really unique. Pleasantly drinkable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2015
Pitch black color. Dark brown head. Huge bourbon nose with massive caramel, dark chocolate and oak nose. Slightly sour mouth with lots of caramel and dark chocolate. Slight umami finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2015
bottle. black with one finger head. sweet with chocolate, light coffee and mild bourbon. i find a lot of bba stouts to be overdone -- this is definitely on the other side of things. good, but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (189) - - MAY 25, 2015
Deep oily black thin slick head that sticks to glass. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla. Very sweet on the palate, caramelized sugar almost milk stoutish. First beer by Weyerbacher, nicely done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darb85 (138) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Pours black brown with almost effervescent head that dissipates quickly. Smells of chocolate and whiskey. Very sweet chocolate with cinnamon finish. Whisky prevails through thin mouth feel. Good sipper but not sure if want more than one. Almost too sweet. And carbonation throws it off. Want to age one for a year and see what happens

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (371) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle, black beer, walnut colored head fades. Aroma vanilla and oak, bourbon, molasses, dried plums, cherries, toasted barley and coffee. Taste is molasses, vanilla and oak, with a faint red wine like astringency, coffee, bourbon. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation subdued. This is a nice dry roasty BA stout, with all that goes with that, and its still easily drinkable. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (114) - - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma coffee, roasty, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, Appearance black, brown foam, minimal head, Taste chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol, whiskey Palate full body, thick feel, Overall not for a new to craft beer person but a really nice barrel aged stout that I would suggest to a friend.


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