Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1124   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2009
Excellent pour with superb liquid to froth transformation. The signature de Tomme. Very dark in color with mild aromas. Full nectar with a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent! This is a drier version with a strong Bourbon essence showing throughout. A huge roast component clobber the user up front. Very refined in nature striking a robust balance with all key factors. The finish is long and strong. Beautiful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
Thanks retorp for the share. Very enjoyable brew. Pours dark black with a brown head. Nose is coconut, bourbon, roasted malt, ripe dark fruit, spice, cinnamon, and nice amount of depth. Flavor is bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, and some tiny licorice bits. Finish is excellent: bourbon, roasted malt, and vanilla- just the flavors that I want to hang around after this monster is done. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
courtesy of retorp. Pours thick obsidian with amazing beige head and nice golden lacing. Aroma of roasted malts with sweet notes of coffee. Taste malty coupled with some roastiness thick grainy palate with an amazing bourbon oak wood that is present from beginning to end. Also some faint touch of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2009
375ml Bottle from theisti. 400th Palestrong rating. Served into a tulip. Pours opaque black with a brown head the clings the the glass nicely. The nose has plenty of oak and booze with a nice dose of brown sugar and vanilla. The flavor is more oaky vanilla with some brash, but welcome roasty and bitter notes. Finishes with a nice alco-burn. Medium body with prickly carbonation and a chocolaty but dry finish. Certainly a well made beer worth seeking out. Thanks a million, Tim.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Rating 1500! Thanks to OSCF for sharing this one! This is a beer I have been wanting to try for quite sometime. Dark viscous pour with thick tan head and spotty lace. Aroma is a pleasant mixture of bourbon, vanilla, roast and light chocolate. Medium bodied, complex and well balanced! Oak, chocolate, vanilla, and a slight touch of coffee. Not much bourbon in the flavor profile, however that does not take away from this solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Thanks to Sparky27 for this gem! 2008 Bottle pours pitch black with tan head. Aroma is a mixture of oak, bourbon, and dark roasted malt. They are all blended together very well with not one characteristic dominating the other. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is oak, vanilla, subtle bourbon notes, dark roasted malts, and finishes with a touch of hop spice. This is a fantastic brew. I know there has been a lot of criticism of this brewery lately for a variety of reasons and this brew is one of the best out there. Period.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2008 Vintage. Pours tight light tan head, about 1cm thick. Serious sludge in bottom of bottle. Guess that’s from sitting in my beer fridge for a long time. Aroma has a wonderful bourbon quality to it unlike the "standard" Old Viscosity which has mostly aromas of malt. Flavor is also loaded with all sorts of bourbon goodness.Pronounced vanilla character. Perhaps a slight bubblegum character too? Very smooth tasting. Nice warm feeling after a few minutes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2009
2008 Vintage. Thanks BDR! Black color with a large head. Large, rich grain aroma, like the grains are still mashing in my glass. Light oak as well. Dry chocolate taste up front. Oak, vanilla, barley, grain and dark fruits all fill out the rest of it. Finishes dry and a little dusty. Bourbon is not overwhelming at all. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a large, thick and creamy brown head. Rich and silky aroma of bourbon and chocolate. Malty and light roast. Delectable! Flavor is a deep, rich maltiness with a hefty amount of roast and coffee. Plenty of chocolate coming through and the bourbon barrel plays a nice complimentary role. Very thick and rich. Simply an amazing and excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2008 bottle. Cork popped out easily - no lack of carbonation here. Poured back with a big tan head. Lots of lace. Aroma of oak, bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol. Taste is also heavy bourbon, with plenty of roasted malt, some fruit. Light alcohol burn in the finish. Very nice beer. Full mouth with plenty of carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable brew.

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