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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap 5 oz. pour at the 2013 Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad (village), CA. Opaque, near black with a thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma of molasses, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malt and molasses. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1023) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap at Three Floyds. Black with a foamy brown head. Big bourbon and marshmallow aroma with booze. Taste is full of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, with a boozy finish. Delicious. Body is thick like a milkshake.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (72) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Blurs the line between a Strong Ale and a Stout. Definite bourbon flavor from the aging. Yet smooth and balanced for 12%Abv. Not boozy at all. Just plan good. Sip and savor!! Expensive and worth it. Simply a great beer to experience and enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik (239) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
Poured from a corked pint bottle purchased at Port Brewery/Lost Abbey deep brown black with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon. Taste is roasted malted cocoa with strong alcohol burn that is totally warming while wonderful. This is one thick delicious mouth feel. Sweetness is strong but the bourbon finish makes pretty much perfect. Overall this will be in my top 10 of great brews consumed in 2013. Wished Port had not limited our buy to only one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (634) - DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle @ home. Very dark brown, small tan head that settles nicely, good lacing. Aroma, malty, milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, quite boozy, toffee, . Taste, malty, roasted notes, chocolate, vanilla, wood, tobacco, bourbon, leather, dark fruits. Warming boozy end. Great aftertaste of bourbon and malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a black color with no head. The aroma was of molasses, bourbon, chocolate, syrup and spices. The taste was on the bourbon/booze side with caramel, dark fruit and molasses. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
375 ml bottle bought through Brill & Co. Pours black with a very small dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace worth mentioning. Smell is sweet, malty and boozy with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, caramelized almonds, bourbon, brandy, sweet liquorice candy, charred wood, leather, moist soil, blueberry glazed doughnuts and subtle hints if chlorine. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, malty and boozy with toasted malts, caramel, biscuits, toffee, cocoa powder, charred wood, brandy, bourbon, rum soaked raisins, vanilla fudge, roasted nuts, leather, sweet dark bread, moist soil, hay, blueberry jam and dried pine needles. Mouthfeel is round, slightly sticky sweet, tiny creamy, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, bourbon, rum soaked raisins, charred wood, vanilla fudge, moist soil and leather. Very good but for some reasons I expected more. Especially the mouthfeel feels a bit off being surprisingly light bodied and boozy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Schwarz, ohne schaum, aroma angenehm nach bourbon-fasslagerung, nicht zu stark, sehr gut ausgewogen im geschmack, leicht alkoholnote, schokokade, kaffe, feinbitter und kaffee im nachklang ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1118) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
A- pours a heavy, opaque oily black with the faintest of medium khaki head that quickly dissipates. S- aromas of oak, raisin bread, dog food grains, caramel malts, molasses are ripe. Alcohol is also nice. Some vanilla, rhubarb, mince meat pie and prunes. M- relatively medium watery body for such a heavy beer with a sticky medium palate that has some bite on the end. Light carbonation. T- caramel, bourbon, molasses and bread are first. Some earthiness and vegetal notes in the middle with root beer, zinc and vanilla. Ending is more alcohol, raisins, grains and mineral water. Aftertaste is long and slightly stinging.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1112) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Solid black with no head. Aroma is soy sauce, liquorice, molasses, bourbon, chocolate, earthy mushrooms, hint of vanilla. Oily, viscous mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a load of umami and a hint of roast, balanced booziness on the finish. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, soy sauce, liquorice, fig, molasses, raisins, hint of oak. This is the kind of beer I live for.


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