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RATINGS: 1034   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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100% Bourbon Barrel Aged Strong Ale. This is the oak aging beer which makes up the oak aged portion found in our Old Viscosity. This is aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 6 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (941) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a Bell’s tulip.

A - Pours jet black with a small half finger tall java colored head, dissipating down to a thin film, leaving spotty sheets of lacing down the glass.

S - Quite a bit of bourbon up front mixes with some sweet chocolate, vanilla, oak/wood, dark roasted malt, and a bit of booze. Pretty well balanced even with all those flavors competing for the lead.

T - Plenty of chocolaty sweetness up front giving way quickly to a mix of bourbon heat, vanilla, and dark roasted malts. Finish is a bit hot with plenty of lingering sweet roast. Nice balance of base flavors and the woody bourbon from the barrel. Very good stuff.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, roasty, heat both in the feel and the finish.

D - Pretty high all things considered. I have always liked this beer. The combo of dark stout and bourbon is really nice. The only drawback is the high ABV. as it really does prevent you from enjoying multiple servings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 4, 2014
Dark beer, bourbon, vanilla, oak, alcohol. Even though I find it an amazing beer, its not a style I enjoy having in large portions. Its like an excellent alcoholic beverage,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (775) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
Black colour, no head. Aroma of bourbon , oak, vanilla, molasses, cocoa, coconut, rasins. Taste is slightly sweet, light bitter. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Quite bourbon-y

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
375 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Black with a finger of brown head, slight brownish hue on the edges. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate, oak, a bit of licorice. Tastes of bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate, oak, light caramel/syrup. Full body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Oily, creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Tim and Rachel at Proof happy hour! Pours a motor oil black with little to no head or lacing. Aroma is big on the sweet bourbon barrel goodness, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Taste follows, smooth and rich, thick and chewy. Great barrel qualities, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, dark pour, brown head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, caramel, sweet, rich, vanilla, awesome.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1497) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Black with rich creamy light brown head. Such a luscious aroma. Rich smooth dark malty. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, dark chocolate, smooth bourbon barrel. Thick, full, rich body. Warms the body. Soft. Plenty of booze but doesn’t get in the way. Moderate bittersweet. Not overly sweet, bitter, or roasty. Great balance. Lots of great bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (288) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
Aroma of wood, vanilla and some chocolate. The taste is similar. Very low carbonation. A little astringent in the finish. A little to woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (637) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Ohh, super sweet like candy, decadent. Super smooth, rich, creamy, like an expresso ( the roastiness) yum!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (407) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Black pour, moderately frothy brown head. Fudge, caramel, bourbon, sweetened coffee, light vanilla. Bittersweet with a longer, black coffee finish. Smooth, gentle carb, but a bit thinner than expected. Some booziness there but well masked.

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