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RATINGS: 1018   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.


4.3
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Pours like old, old motor oil. Licorice and and molasses aroma, with a very distinctive licorice and baker’s chocolate flavor.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Inky black-brown pour with a short lived tan head. Intense aromas of vanilla extract, bourbon, and sweet malt. Flavor is well balanced and not overpowering, with sweet vanilla, bourbon, and a hint of oak on the finish. Very smooth and rich. This is a truly extraordinary beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2008
Very dark brown body with a small but lasting beige head; Excellent nose, very settled, very balanced and super welcoming, layer upon layer upon layer of notes topped by a fruity whiskey touch; The body is the super full, dense overly complex Old Viscosity body with a fruity part added, AMAZING!!!!; It finishes long with a deep smooothness, again balanced perfectly by a fruity whiskey bite. AMAZING BEER!!!!!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 Wow. This one was an incredible treat. Bottle at a PB/LA tasting at Brouwer’s (Tomme Arthur present). I spent a good few minutes savoring the aroma before the first sip. It reminded me of a cross between a dusty attic and a sauna. Oak (lots of it), bourbon (perhaps a bit of scotch), sweet malts, dark brown sugar, vanilla and smoke come through in the aroma. The taste adds powerful notes of cocoa and coffee, with spices and just a tad of black licorice at the end. Like its name suggests, this one is almost chewably thick. It drinks like a port, but is amazingly smooth and finishes incredibly clean. The carbonation manages to keep it from actually feeling like a motor oil, and the oak from those barrels comes through more with each sip. So glad I got to try this one - just wonderful.

RERATE 08-09-09. Secret tap @ Brouwer’s (off the menu). Boozier than I remember. Flavor and aroma profiles are the same, and it’s as thick as I remember. More cocao, and lots more bourbon. Still wonderful, especially from the tap... but I’m docking a point for the booze.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
0.375L bottle. Wow. What an enticing aroma. I just soaked up the aroma for about 4 minutes before tasting it. Incredibly smooth bourbon and oak aroma with a bit of alcohol. Delicious and smooth flavor with hints of wood, chocolate, and smoke. Thanks to Randy for sharing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Pours almost a pitch black color with a very small off white head. Aroma is of vanilla, coffee, bitter chocolate, and bourbon. Flavor was a lot more mellow than I was expecting. The bourbon and the chocolate, really melded well together with a hint of vanilla sweetness, and a nice alcohol burn in the swallow. I liked this way better than the regular.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
2007 vintage poured (finally) into a Duvel tulip glass. Appearance is super dense black-brown hue, nice layer of brown creamy head dissipates to a thin layer of spotty bubbles, thick lacing on the glass. Smell is initially characterized by absolutely delicious chocolate malts accentuated by stiff bourbon, woody oak, vanilla extract, and molasses, also present are tones of coffee and roast malts, dark fruits, and toffee, absolutely amazing! Initial taste follows the nose and is comprised of cocoa-sweet malts, bourbon-whiskey wood, and a tinge of dark fruits, espresso-like malts enter midway along with vanilla, cherries, caramel, toffee and brown sugar, finishes with an emphasis on the dark fruits and bourbon. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, silky velvet-like texture takes and edge of the omnipresent bourbon edge, mild-moderate carbonation. Drinkability is high despite the 12%abv, an amazing profile of malts leads the charge here and is balanced out by the dark fruit and bourbon/wood accents, I can see this beauty only improving over time as the hotness will likely subside, no surprise here, I have drank the Kool-Aid and readily admit that Older Viz lives up to its billing, get some if you can!


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