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RATINGS: 1065   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 Bottle at home ... deep black ... medium tan head ...rich sweet meaty malt nose with a little whiskey ... big bourbon front... too much bourbon ... it domintaes way to much and distroys its balance... behind the bourbon is a decent rich roast malt. 3.7

CASK at BSF GBBF 2010 ... 2009 version ... deep black ... sweet toffee vanilla nose .. big sweet bourbon ... soft roast ... nice but too much bourbon 3.7

CASK at BSF GBBF 2010 ... 2010 version ...deep black ... thin tan head ... meaty vanilla bourbon nose ... big roast malt ... soft toffee ... again too much bourbon 3.7

nice to see consistant scores... not so nice to see a bit too much bourbon in each version

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Thanks to Hank1980 for the bottle!
Black, tan head reduces to cloudy ring layer. Vanilla, bourbon, and wood are sledgehammers on the nose. Flavor is more nuanced, vanilla and dried fruit coupled with more alcohol thanks to a larger bourbon component. Salty and thick, palate seems to lack something; maybe it’s too short? Good stuff though, very nice on a cold autumn night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle from my brother (Vac). Pours black with a very thin tan head (basically just a ring). Big bourbon and oak aromas with a backing of malt. The flavor finds chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, bourbon, and oak in a wonderful blend. Full smooth body with a slight alcohol warming. Excellent!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2008
big thanks to ddad for this epic birthday dinner at monks which included this monster brew. bottle at monks in philadelphia, pa nose is oxidized, coco, butter, raisins, almond, coffee, rum, reminiscent of sam adams triple bock, some vanilla is definitely apparent. so thick. raisin, coco, rum, almonds, chocolate, bitter sweet whisky alcohol. wow. some butterscotchyness also there. wow. this is an epicly gorgeous beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2008
9/17/08 - graciously shared by Naka with the Exec Board. Pours black and sackcloth with fizzy, chocolate head, dissipating to a rimming film rather quickly. Nose is raisin, fig, dates, chocolate and hop bitterness. Taste is chocolate and roast with oaky bourbon notes and lots of alcohol heat and flavor. Fantastic mouth feel. Slightly nutty and caramel with moderate bitter. Freakin’ Fantastic. Thanks, Naka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Shared with the exec board. Pours BLACK with a small dark beige head that lasts only for a couple seconds. The aroma is strong coffee, bitter chocolate, some butterscotch, caramel, and a very faint hint of the bourbon. The flavor has a pretty strong alcohol, but it is still very well balanced. Raisins and caramel with syrupy chocolate and lots of bourbon. Rich and creamy body. I’d love to get my hands on some more of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Strong oak and bourbon aroma with touches of vanilla and dark malty sweetness. Dark black pour with a thin lasting tan head. Big flavors of oak, bourbon, vanilla, roast, dark malts, alcohol. Alcohol is very noticeable, but adds to the beer in a way that sometimes detracts from others - if that makes sense. Dry oaky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 10/15/10: Draught at TND: Sweet aroma of Bourbon, oak, vanilla, coconut, roasted malt, and light chocolate. Appearance: Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Good lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, slight alcohol, chocolate, slight ash, and oak. Medium to full body. Lightly tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Coconut, vanilla, roasted malt, light chocolate, Bourbon, and slight oak finish is lightly dry. 12%ABV is noticeable in the flavor but not hot. Quite delicious. 8/4/8/4/16 = 4.1 10/10/08: Bottle: Sweet aroma of bourbon, chocolate, licorice, alcohol, vanilla, oak, and dark fruits. Poured black in color with a small tan head. Opaque. Medium sweet flavor. Tastes of bourbon, oak, chocolate, coffee, licorice, alcohol, roasted malts, and coffee. Full body. Thick, viscous texture. Soft to average carbonation. Bourbon, chocolate, semi-dry finish. 7/4/9/4/15=3.9

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen (1371) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2008
bottle. thanks glkaiser. black coffee pour with thin head. rich woody beautiful aroma. enourmous rich oak raison, chocolate, coffee, caramel sugar. nice bourbon flavor through finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle, at Monk’s cafe "World’s Most Expensive Beers w/Stephen Beaumont" dinner March 12, 2008.Poured deep black, capped with a moderate sized brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, with oak, raisin, coffee and chocolate nuances. Big chocolate flavor, with bourbon, espresso, oak and vanilla. Smooth body. Delicious.

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