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RATINGS: 1124   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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3617) - 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 (1917) - 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 (4357) - 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 (7701) - 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 (38) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
X (172) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Blackish pour. Strong aroma of raisins, dates, vanilla, anise and whiskey. Taste is similar to the nose. Palate is full. Finishes long and satisfying. Decent. Paired well with some aged Scottish cheddar cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (3101) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle. Thick layer of malt, vanilla and coffee. Full body, slick mouthfeel. Estery, giving way to subtle booze, with some licorice in the finish. Light woody notes throughout. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
11/11/2009 11:11:22 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with tan head. Nice malty nose with caramel and plenty of bourbon. Taste of caramel, whisky, malts and bourbon. Really nice and thick. Syrupy. Nice one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeyo1 (694) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aged 4 years. Dark brown with no head at all. Sweet and perfectly vinous aroma with chocolate, raisins, dates, bourbon vanilla & oak. Backing cocoa, leather and licorice, warming alcohol. Thick, sweet and big bodied palate with no carbonation. Flavors of cocoa, caramel, scorched sugar, toffee, licorice, dates, oak, vanilla and figs. Warming, well integrated alcohol in mid taste. Nice quite dry finish with coffee like bitterness and lingering licorice, nuts, leather and dried dark fruits. A little astringent banana peel feeling (but no taste of banana) in the aftertaste coupled with alcohol and hints of butterscotch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is intense dark chocolate, fruits, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, tar. Flavor is intense sweetness, dark chocolate, roast, Bourbon, malt, soy. Finish is dark chocolate bitter with alcohol burn and lingering sweetness. Overall: great brew.

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