Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1119   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (1552) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 14, 2015
Huge and kicking beer even after busy tasting evening. Perfect nose, roast and toast maltiness, vanilla, bourbon, wood notes, light licorice dark choco, dark dried fruits. Vinous and smooth, nicely warming. Moderate sweet with moderate bitterness. Highly enjoyable. Was really impressed as it was late evening..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mariuspoenari (1425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Pitch black, thick pour, with a dark espresso head that gives way to a thin lacing. Huge bourbon aroma, maple syrup, vanilla, coffee, cocoa. Caramel, maple syrup and bourbon taste up front, followed by dark cherries, some brandy, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, chiles. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation (a bit too much for this style of beer) and medium-light body, with a hot and bitter aftertaste, like after eating a chilli dark chocolate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weark (637) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof - En garde depuis 2011 - De couleur noir sans mousse - Au nez des arômes de cacao, chocolat, mélasse, noix de coco, vanille, un peu de chêne, légèrement café, une pointe de torréfaction, douce, un nez très complexe, on dirait un dessert, avec une bonne présence de fut de bourbon - En bouche bourbon, chocolat, vanille, coco, biscuit, une pointe d’alcool, sucrée - Corp puissant, amertume légère, carbonation plate, douce et soyeuse, final longue coco et chocolat et bourbon - Exceptionnelle cette bière est incroyable, la garde est plus que recommandée, l’alcool disparaît prèsque entièrement

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (487) - LATVIA - DEC 10, 2015
Labs un vienkars alus sava stila. Tomer lielisks un sarezgits un komplekss. Novertees kas to saprot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1763) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, small head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate with fruity notes and licorice in the back. In taste sweet with distinct vanilla and coffee flavours backed by medium bitterness and hint of alcohol. Oily in texture, softly carbonated. Very well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3371) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle at home. 2014 vintage. Aroma is lots of vanilla, chocolate, lots of Bourbon, malt, oak, dried dark fruits, raisins, liquorice, caramel. Flavour is sweet, body is full, a bit creamy texture. Massive Bourbon and vanilla, heavy but for its ABV this is fairly easily drinkable. Smooth and creamy, rich and complex. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1895) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Color black with medium white head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Taste sweet, bitter, malt, alcohol, chocolate, liqourice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (4121) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, very dark brown. Thin, very dense, sticky, tan head. Aroma of cherry chocolate truffle. New leather. Sugar loaded espresso. Big, woody booze. Saline, and savoury notes. Overall, rich and decadently boozy. Taste is thick sweet. Turns woody dry, and soft, roast bitter. Smooth body. Silly easy drinking. Finishes rich, salty, chewy, roasty, boozy bitter. Huge beer. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bourbon, light vanilla and some dark chocolate. Pours jet black and syrupy with quickly dissipating mocha head. Bitter and astringent finish with some caramel. Not really my thing. Bottle from julios liquors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flatearthman (28) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2015
I consider this a Barleywine. May also call this a Strong Ale. Black as night with a tan creamy head. Oakie bourbon subtle sweet nose. Front pallet has smooth palate with a sweet malt with molasses taste and a bittersweet back pallet that warms the throat.

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