Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1121   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Lots of vanilla and bourbon and oak and roastiness and chocolate, and overall goodness. :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2009 Wow, is this a finely conditioned beer, with a spectacular body! Incredible grayish brown colored head atop a solid body, very dark, nearly black. The aroma is incredible, with coffee, raisin, bourbon, milk. The body is thicker than most beers, it seems, and I don’t usually call a beer’s body thick. Bourbon is well-melded with an outrageously huge sweet candied flavor, with a touch of milky mocha. Tomme does sweet well, to my taste - complex. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 bottle cracked at the bockyhorseys by rustychiles...

pours very dark brown nearly black with porter-like ruby brown at the edges and no head whatsoever. lots of bourbon-y sweetness in the nose along with molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla/oak and something menthol/minty/sinus numbing near the end of the sniff... perhaps hops? probably alcohol? either way it is odd. the palate, as i feared, is far too sweet... flavors of molasses, bourbon and it’s spice, brown sugar, malt powder, roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla with a dry, bitter and nearly ashy finish. full bodied from the sheer volume of residual sugar. thick syrupy and rather brutish mouth feel. there’s a perfectly fine beer hiding in there under that sweetened blanket...8/5/5/3/15/3.6

i had a chance to try this on tap at papago... creamier across the palate and much more balanced. the sharp boozy notes fade in to coffee and roast... the bourbon still dominates but it is softer and much more pleasant. 8/5/7/4/15/3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5402) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours a dark chestnut brown/black with brown head. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted malt, smoke, and hints of dark fruit. Thick mouth feel. Not surprisingly, very nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle from ygtbsm94. Man what a beer. Holy shit. black pour wtih a small brown head. Aroma is so luscious...bourbon, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, oak and heaven. Flavor is full and bad ass. bourbon notes hit but do not overpower. Chocoolate, molasses, vanilla and oak follow. Damn this is just a near perfect beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Taster, on tap at Lost Abbey. Pours black with a mocha head. The aroma screams of barrel aged goodness, buttery vanilla, oak, bourbon, and roasty chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, and pretty sweet but not cloying. It’s just thick and buttery and rich and pretty much just how I like my big barrel aged beers. The only issue is that it doesn’t seem to finish as strong as it starts, seems like the flavors kind of fall off. Better than the OLD Viscosity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Like a mouthful of charred wood. Aroma of smoke and alcohol. Appearance is black as night with a tan head at pour which disappears quickly. Flavor is rich, smoky, and charred. Lots of wood, chocolate and coffee. Coating mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Taster at Lost Abbey. Super, pitch black pour, very thick with a chocolate head. Dark fruit aroma, slightly woody and it had alot going on. Flavor was much the same, bourbon, oak dark fruits, very well done and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
On tap at The Lost Abbey. Black pour with thick creamy tan head. Smooth vanilla, chocolate and bourbon tastes. Very creamy mouthfeel. Wonderful

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Sample @ EBF ’09. Pours almost jet black with barely any head. Aroma is overwhelmed by the bourbon but I also detected vanilla, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste is chocolate up front dissolving into that vanilla oak characteristic you usually get with a bourbon-aged stout. Yet another fantastic offering from this great brewery.

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