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RATINGS: 1109   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 2011 re-rate. Black with a small tan head. Lots of licorice in the aroma, with chocolate, toffee, soy sauce and a touch of coconut and bourbon. Sweetish licorice and bourbon dominated flavour

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to decaturstevo. 2008 Bottle. Dark dark brown-black with a thick dark tan head. Thick lacing. Aroma of bourbon, charred oak, toasted malts, toasted wood. Taste is bourbon soaked oak, chocolate, nice alcohol warmth. Not overly complex but delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
bottle. Average thich light brown head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Black color. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, alcohol, liquorish, dried fruit like. Full bodied, soft carbonation, thich oily texture. Heavy sweet flavor with some counter bittrtness. Lingering and warming alcoholic malry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (4019) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2009
bottle from CaryTheDude for my 1000th rating! Thanks man! Bottle opens with a nice pop. Pours very dark almost black with slight tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon, wood. Flavor of bourbon, coffee, vinous, dark fruits. A bit of chocolate cream. The barrel really comes out in this one. Thinner mouthfeel than i expected, but complemented by a nice, soft carbonation with a slightly boozy finish. Absolutely stunning awesome brew. I owe TheDude for this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2007 Bottle samples June 2009. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Imediately the aroma is just huge. Maybe I liked this one extra because I had it following a bunch of sours and it was a great change. I think it would be great anytime. Malty goodness, mellow, some wood, some bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Still a bit hot after two years. Crazy good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Vintage 2008 Strong aroams of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts. Had a fluffy foamy head, tan and quite noticable. Tasted wonderful, with bourbon, roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Was light, airy, fluffy in the mouthfeel. Really amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Had on tap at Lost Abbey with DuffmanSW and mspindler for my birthday. This was a very good beer. It was very similar to angel share brandy barrel but a little more bitter on the finish. It was easier to drink and a little more dry. I think I would prefer this over the angel share.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks to jake65! - Pours a dk brown with a large brown head...aroma is dark and delicious, whiskey oak, malt and dk fruit, charred oak...flavour is similarly bold, massive barrel presence, vanilla to boot, a bit salty on the end, but man it works...that was terrific!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
On tap @ Lost Abbey..Pours dark black with a brown head..Smell is bourbon vanilla and some booze.. Taste is dark malts, vanilla, dark chocolate bitterness and booze..Very tasty

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle at Nørrebro Bryghus. Pouring pitch black with a dense creamy dark brown head. Vinous aroma with notes of raisins, prunes, vanilla, malt and brown sugar. It has a great complex flavour of prunes, plumes, wood, malt, vanilla and lots of bourbon. Lovely!


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