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RATINGS: 1175   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.


WLG423's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Aromas of coffee and dark fruit with some notes of alcohol. Rich flavors of coffee, raisins, and grass with a notably bitter finish.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bigda83 (152) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Is this really an imperial stout? I got barleywine in the tast. Pours dark brown with foamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, sugar, and tons of sweet malts. Taste of booze and overly sweet. Def more like a barleywine for me than a stout. Was really let down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Smells like alcohol, vanilla, some cinnamon and coffee beans. Tastes like booze, vanilla, chocolate, some cinnamon, and coffee bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, light chocolate, whiskey, oak, faint spice, faint plums, and faint floral notes. Flavor is rich roast and chocolate malt profile, some dark fruit sweetness, light booze, oak, and faint vanilla; dry finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (595) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown with light brown head fading to a ring leaving decent lacing. Aroma is sweet and rich with bourbon. Taste as it warms is a bit too bitter with coffee. Not the best bourbon barrel stout I’ve had at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (486) - Madison, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark brown color with a large frothy brown head. Aroma is complex with notes of chocolate, espresso, roasted malt, vanilla and bourbon. The taste is medium to heavy sweetness with a bitter finish. Oily and long lasting finish. Delicious beer!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (277) - - JUL 13, 2014
black with a roasted malt and alcohol aroma; a thick, dark beer with roasted malt flavor and notes of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon; warm alcohol finish; a bit of a medicinal flavor that detracted from it a bit

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (150) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Dark brown body w/ thick khaki head. Coffee, dark chocolate & bourbon aromas. Molasses, whiskey, oak & roasted malt flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (806) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Deep black color , big beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel , vanilla , chocolate , hint of vine. Taste of chocolate , roasted caramel and bourbon. Warming aftertaste with notes of bourbon and coffee. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle: Pours balck with a thick tan head. Vanilla, licorice, sour mash aroma. Taste is tart, chocolate and oaky...vaniila and bourbon. Nice beer...with a slightly odd cherry/medicinal scent in flavour... Different, but good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1249) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from the local ABC. Nose is sweet bourbon and a hint of chocolate. That’s about it. Nice though. Flavor is aspartame sweetness, cheap bourbon, a touch of roast, some light milk chocolate flavors, and vanilla. Pretty good.


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