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RATINGS: 1212   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (600) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with thin tan head..aroma of coffee, vanilla, molasses, oak..taste like it smells with notes of bourbon/whiskey..Very good.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (357) - 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 it’s still easily drinkable. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (101) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1374) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Roasty bourbon caramel aroma. Similar taste. Sweet, dry finish. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (838) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of malt, chocolate, wood, dark fruit, and vanilla. The first few sips were all wood. There is a lot of dark fruit and chocolate, with a nice malt base. You can definitely taste the alcohol. Mouthfeel is light and sticky. Body is definitely on the light side. It’s decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours an opaque black with two fingers of khaki head with decent lacing. Aroma of bourbon and sweet vanilla that mimic a bit of banana and a hint of umami and mild roast. Nice blend of roast, coffee, bourbon and mild vanilla with a bit of dark cherry and plum. Finishes semi dry with a bit of roast and alcohol warmth. Medium/full body with moderate/high carbonation. Very well blended flavors that are not over the top like many barrel aged stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1060) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
(On Tap) Jet black with slight white head. Little aroma. Smooth medium bodied with bright carbonation. Very pleasant taste - vanilla, oak, bourbon. Very pleasant beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (796) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
Aroma of Roasted, chocolatey malt with oaky vanilla and bourbon in there. Taste is the same. Super smooth and balanced. Slight sweet up front with a bitter cocoa finish. Very full bodied. Vanilla bourbon flavors are pretty noticeable. So much flavor and so much balance. Maybe a slight boozy harshness, but it is slight. This is another great stout from weyerbacher. I have been very impressed with their stouts lately. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2528) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Chocolate and coffee nose. Taste is chocolate coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1095) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. The pour is black with little head. The aroma is nice, lots of chocolate and vanilla, not getting much from the barrel. The taste is full bodied, but a little thin for what I was expecting. Solid flavor profile, and some smokiness in the end which I attribute to the barrel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (408) - - 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.


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