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RATINGS: 1015   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Dark black with a thin tan head. Smells rich and syrupy with vinous, dark fruit, oak and oil notes. Potent taste!! Clears up the nostrils for sure.. Smooth and slick with notes of espresso, chocolate, vinegar, dark fruit and a slight nuttiness. Freaking beautiful.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma has lots of chocolate and bourbon, along with some buttery vanilla and mild roastiness. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a half inch beige head. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and caramel. The finish has moderate bourbon, vanilla, light fruiht, and light roastiness. Medium-full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
From bottle courtesy of Naka. Oak and vanilla heaven, a super aroma. Sweet and velvetty. Dark black with thin tan head. Oily viscous body with medium carbonation and a bunch of warming. Great oak, vanilla taste, with sweet and alcoholic warming. Great malt flavor. Chocolatey and smooth. Just a great beer and a super way to finish up the evening.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (807) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours blck with a good sized dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, raisons. Taste is bourbon, alchohol, chocolate, sweet malt, but not cloying. A bit too boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours a very dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, alcohol, chocolate. Flavor is lightly sweet with a bit of a bite at the end. Nice mouthfeel. Too much alcohol comes through.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2008
bottle courtesy of SoLan: pours a dark dark brown witha very small to no head the is tan. aroam is very bourbon with plenty of alcohol, lots of dark fruits, raisins mostly, some deeper caramel malts. flavour is plenty of bourbon alcohol, decent roast and a touch of bitter chocolate, good malts but not as amzing as a expected, tons of bourbon seems to overpower the rest.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2008
375 ml bottle. 2007 vintage. Dark black pour. Thin, light brown head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, bitter chocolate. Sweetness has mellowed nicely. Bourbon notes really come through and compliments the dark chocolate notes. Warming alcohol at the finish. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. What an amazing beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 2007 Bottle (9/19/2008 ). Yum, a real delight! Oak and bourbon tones are not overly in your face like a lot of bourbon barrel aged beers. A lot of sweet caramel and vanilla flavors. Warms in the mouth. Definitely drinks like a port. 2009 bottle served 3/1/2010. The appearance is a beautiful glossy flowing back. No head no carbonation. The nose is strong with bourbon, figs, plums, and heavy roasted malts. A good amount of alcohol in the nose as well. The flavors are very complex. A lot of bourbon, port, figs, prunes, other dried dark fruits, more bourbon, dark cherries, heavy roasted malts. The flavors are distracted with a lack of carbonation. A good grainy wet oak flavors as well. I wish it wasn’t so distracting but it is and it makes the alcohol heat be more upfront. I didn’t adjust my score as far down since the sample I have from a 2010 bottle was so phenomenal. I will take more notes when I open my bottle of that.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Sampled at the brewery for RBSG 08. Pours a deep black with a small tan head that fades into a ring. Huge bourbon-malt aroma, sweet, sharp, and a bit boozy. Big sweet malt taste, with wood and bourbon notes, and a lot of alcohol. Lingering sweet malt-bourbon flavors. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle, thought I would start the next 1000 with a goodie, this being #1001. Alexanderj got me a bottle of this awhile ago, but I recently acquired a new one... I am drinking the new one and saving the one from alexanderj. Black pour with some tan head. Aroma is nice vanilla bourbon, some sweet toffee, and chocolate malt. The flavor is the same, the sweetness of the toffee like malt is rich and provides excellent balance to the bourbon / vanilla. Its a very nice bourbon aged beer.


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