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RATINGS: 976   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2126) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
1/15/2014. From bottle. Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Sweet oaky aromas with roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavors are complex with oak, chocolate, licorice. Almost no carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (280) - - JAN 8, 2014
Guest tap at FFF poured into snifter. Appearance is deep brown with no translucent edges. A small tan head forms, then collapses to a thin remnant that lasts the session - which took a while. This was a textbook sipper. The aroma is barrel-forward: coconut, charred oak, vanilla, brown sugar, and booze. Below that are coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and ripe plum. Taste is lead by toasted coconut and the barrel notes - all washed in alcohol. Moderate sweetness comes next in the form of vanilla, molasses, and chocolate. Some bitter licorice and oak flavors come late. Full bodied, thick, oily, and chewy texture, minimal carbonation, long sweet boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACD (617) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle, 2012. Black with tiny mocha head - yep, looks viscous. Heavy sweet bourbon nose, chocolate, caramel and thick syrupy dark fruit too. Bourbon is big in the taste, plenty of cocoa, figs, and sweet caramel. Some thicker roastier coffee comes through, decent dark roast malt. Full bodied, a sipper. Booze well integrated. Sweet bourbon lingers with a touch of dark chocolate. Pricey, but excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1359) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Appearance: Cork-n-caged. Basically black, oily. Minimal head. Aroma: Oak, whiskey, wood. Taste: Lots of whiskey, wood, slightly roasted. Warming, some alcohol. Bourbon-barreling a bit overpowering. Overrated. Info: 375ml bottle, 28/12-2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1661) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle into glass . pitch black pout with hardely any brown head.. very strong chocolate vanilla aroma, and taste, would like more carbonation, pretty flat, but still amazing, especially for the ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eloid (9) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
Dark brown almost black with a brownish head quickly fading. Intense aromas of blackstrap molasses, tar, soy sauce. Hint of a carbonation, almost full bodied, sweet, alcohol, burnt sugar palate. Finishes with a light astringency. Great sipper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours black with minimal head from corked and caged bottle. Nose of sweet vanilla and malt. Taste is sweet bourbon and vanilla. Some alchy burn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (3783) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Shared a bottle with benzai @ benzai. Pitch black with no head at all. Smells sweet, wood, bourbon, nuts, roasty, chocolate, praline. Tastes sweet, roasty, almond, wood, bourbon, chocolate, praline.. Lovely beer. Full body, quite a lot of alcohol but not bothering, soft carbo. Amazing beer. Worth my 15 euro.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (1858) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 22.12.2013, 0,375l bottle (2009 vintage) @ home:
No head, completely flat. Aroma is rich and sweet, mild bourbon, vanilla, dark sugar, dark malts, licorice, caramel, dark chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet, mild bourbon, licorice, dark sugar, dark malts, vanilla, oak, caramel, Medium bitterness "flat" mouthfeel. Very nice, even though the lack of carbonation, and therefore also a nice brown head, is kind of a turnoff compared to other similar beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled 2011 Yet again, I’m allured to the potential of Tomme. Deep breath. A: Pull the cage off the cork and give the cork a firm twist and tug, the bitch barely moves. Finally work it off to an underwhelming "oop" of cork expanding out the mouth of the bottle. Pours out a dark, dark maduro ale with a sheet of transient cocoa foam. The foam disappears in a few seconds to leave a rim of the same bordering a mirrored surface over this darky. No lace. S: Oak, licorice, black cherry, molasses and dark malts. Some sweet bourbon notes. Kinda has a cake smell on it. T: Hot as hell. The alcohol is the first thing I notice. Then toasted cocoa and coffee alongside some vanilla notes and just a whiff of coconut. Some nice bourbon tones. Really, really potent. M: Thick and viscous (fancy that), carbonated (fancy that!!), an oddly sticky yet dry finish. O: So here’s the thing, I can drink this, and would say it’s a decent beer. I would argue it is overpriced compared to similar beers. The barrels really come through stronger than I prefer, but they are exactly that - barrels previously having held alcohol. Would I drink again? Absolutely. Will I purchase another bottle? If I find one at the same price ($17/375ml) that is at least two years old then I will. Otherwise, this one can sit on the shelves. Serving type: bottle 09-06-2011

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