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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3073) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
375 ml bottle into snifter, vintage 2013A bottling. Pours dense pitch black color with a small fairly dense tan head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing fairly quickly. Some slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and roast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, raisin, prune, and roast/oak earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness/spicy alcohol on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (732) - - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle, unknown vintage. Delightfully rich bourbon aroma with a hint of chocolate and alcohol. Pours jet, inky black like motor oil with a thin light brown head and not a lot of lacing. Thick, inky mouthfeel with sweet dark fruit and chocolate flavors to start. Then, we get to the wonderful finish with nice bourbon undertones with just a touch of alcohol. The overall flavor of the beer lingers deliciously on the palate. Fantastico!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1376) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2010 vintage on tap at the Brick Store Pub 17th Anniversary. Pours black, with a thin head. the aroma is milk chocolate, black cherries, caramel, and toffee. Nice, candy sweetness, with a mild, pleasant sourness. Medium to heavy body, oily, and a little watery. This keg might’ve been a little infected, but it was still delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
bottle from homer, many thanks brody. pours dark, no head. at first appearance seems flat.big surprise, i know. nose is full of bourbon, mild chocolate. taste begins with light sweetness, chocolate, pitted fruit, then onslaught of bourbon. full body. the lack of carb works in its favor, keeps everything lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1171) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Black pour, big brown head. Huge aroma of whiskey, oak and candied fruits. Great flavor of alcohol, whiskey, and chocolate. Full bodied. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (4411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From Dranken Geers, had in a hotel room at Grand Hotel, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (565) - - JUN 6, 2014
12.7 bottle was purchased by Dreadnaught33 in Costa Mesa, CA in February, 2013. Pours black with a decent head and great lacing. Aroma is bourbon, rich creamy stout, buttery and sweet. Flavor is creamy, buttery stout with a very prominent bourbon component. Alcohol is present, but the beer is not overly boozy. Chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (466) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Tastes really good with a smooth caramel sweet flavor aroma. Has a fizzy palate with a slight hop bitter long finish. Dark amber brown in color.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hohops (434) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Appearance= oil. Pitch black, nothing escaping at all. Not much head, just a mocha coloured rim around the edge. Alcohol legs definitely detectable. Aroma- vanilla, leather hints, a bit of coffee but more chocolatey , burnt sugar, toasted coconut, bitter chocolate, bourbon, boozy, cocoa hints, fudge. Smells lovely. Taste- intense, and big flavours hit you. Lots of chocolate, burnt treacle, the bourbon then comes through with vanilla hints, plenty of bitterness, chocolate fudge cake, sticky and slightly oily mouthfeel, with some alcohol warmth- you can tell it’s a big beer. The finish lingers for ages and clings to the mouth. Some espresso characteristics towards the end. Very viscous (unsurprisingly). The carbonation is quite soft, and maybe a bit more would help things along, but this is pretty much the only criticism. This is a superb brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
skullgeorge (59) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAY 8, 2014
2012 bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Pours black with a very thin lace of beige head that disappears fast. Amazing aromas of oak, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste is also fantastic with vanilla from bourbon in the front and oak and chocolate to follow strong. Licorice and full bodied. Bittersweet aftertaste and low carbonation. Really amazing brew !!!

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