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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2004
22 oz. Bottle. Several of the latest comments referred to this beer as having bourbon qualities. I found it to be like a very fine, complex wine. Absolutely an EXCELLENT beer that I couldn’t find a fault with. It was so complex in flavor, with the oak, vanilla, coffee and chocolate notes, that I cannot give this beer anything less then a perfect score, beause it IS the perfect Imperial Stout, in my opinion. This is the best thing to come from Easton, Pa. since boxing champ Larry Holmes! TERRIFIC BREW!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Style and Glass: Imperial Stout; Snifter ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C Purchased at: Jack’s Wine Sense, Ewing, NJ for $4.99 Aroma: nice, wonderful, permeating, oak, liquor, tannins, rose, whiskey. 10 out of 10. Visuals: medium high design, black, oily, thick tan head, great, sticky lace. 5 out of 5. Taste: expertly balanced, heavy malt, heavy hops, heavy strength, heavy craft. 10 out of 10. Palate: high quality, sandy texture, long chocolate finish. 5 out of 5. Overall: It’s almost a crime for me to have beer this good for this price. This is a fantastic, affordable, high quality treat, I’ll have it again for sure, a new favorite, high value, expertly crafted. About the only thing I don’t like about the whole experience is the cheesy graphic on the label. 20 out of 20.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nsanders (488) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Black and syrupy looking with lazy medium sized carbonation. Light chocolate, roasted malt aroma that is gentle. Flavors of oak and vanilla compliment the light bitter flavor. Medium mouthfeel, surprisingly smooth, carbonation is minimal. This is maybe the best beer i have ever had and i like the label to top it off.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
max3517 (5) - North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2013 does not count
Weyerbacher has been hitting them out of the park for me since I stumbled on them a few months back. I love this one. I love dark heavy beers and I would give it an "11" if I could.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 Another crowning achievement from Weyerbacher. Their Old Heathen is a flavorful stout as it is, but this brew takes everything that makes OH good, and makes it excellent. Vanilla and whiskey mingles freely with espresso in the nose. The aging has made this brew smoother and silkier on the palate. Strong and warming, but the alcohol is blended well in the grand scheme of things. Pours black as midnight and sports a healthy tan collar of foam with excellent retention. Pillowy mouthfeel. Aromas of deep raisin, whiskey and baker’s chocolate. Long burnt finish. Heresy is a fantastic night ender.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AmericanHobo (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a coal dust black and thick with no head like molasses. Need roasted malt aroma. Balanced malt and choclate flavor with hint of chicory on finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stefannilssons (1458) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2011
Fantastiskt mjuk och alldeles...alldeles underbar, det bör tilläggas att detta var en berusad analys.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlberRueda (58) - - OCT 21, 2012
Espuma: Abundante, cremosa y persistente de color marrón, con burbujas pequeńas en la parte superior. Color: Negro azabache, turbia. Aroma: Malta tostada, torrefactos (regaliz negro, cacao, café), madera, whiskey, muy alcohólico, caramelo, manzana, galleta. Entrada en boca/amargor: Amargor casi inexistente con retrogusto a regaliz negro y tofee, es dulce muy alcohólica con acidez equilibrada. Sabor: Malta tostada, torrefactos (tofee), whiskey, licor, galleta, manzana asada. Anotaciones: Envejecida en barricas de roble.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Now this was fantastic... definite Bourbon in the nose, but it faded towards the end... a much smoother version of the Old Heathen. Chocolate, some vanilla and toffee, and plenty of alchohol.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 Pour was jet black with a thick creamy tan head. The smell was awesome. Sweet, cocoa and carmel. Vanilla too. The aroma was mouthwatering. Beautiful lacing as the head receded. The texture was smooth and creamy. No hint of alcohol at all. The creamy chocolate and vanilla mix delicately throughout. This was a masterpiece.

RERATE: Oily black pour with a huge creamy rich delicious head. Mocha and toffee aroma. Rich chewy palate. Flavor is a creamy smooth mix of toffee , caramel and toffee. A hint of mild sweet chocolate as well. Beautiful and delicious. 9/5/9/5/19

One-Year Old Bottle. I have hyped this beer so much in my head. This is one of my favorite stouts. Built on the delicious old heathn, this beer was done very well in the bourbon barrels. Smooth silky black pour with a nice ring of dark tan cream, and wisps of tan. Aroma is smooth vanilla. Flavor is up front smooth and rich with a nice mix of the chocolate and vanilla but quickly drops to a nice roasty finish. This beer is at its best when fresh. 8/4/8/5/18


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