Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1088   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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 (1375) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Dark black with a thin tan head. Smells rich and syrupy with vinous, dark fruit, oak and oil notes. Potent taste!! Clears up the nostrils for sure.. Smooth and slick with notes of espresso, chocolate, vinegar, dark fruit and a slight nuttiness. Freaking beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma has lots of chocolate and bourbon, along with some buttery vanilla and mild roastiness. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a half inch beige head. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and caramel. The finish has moderate bourbon, vanilla, light fruiht, and light roastiness. Medium-full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
From bottle courtesy of Naka. Oak and vanilla heaven, a super aroma. Sweet and velvetty. Dark black with thin tan head. Oily viscous body with medium carbonation and a bunch of warming. Great oak, vanilla taste, with sweet and alcoholic warming. Great malt flavor. Chocolatey and smooth. Just a great beer and a super way to finish up the evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (869) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours blck with a good sized dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, raisons. Taste is bourbon, alchohol, chocolate, sweet malt, but not cloying. A bit too boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours a very dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, alcohol, chocolate. Flavor is lightly sweet with a bit of a bite at the end. Nice mouthfeel. Too much alcohol comes through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2008
bottle courtesy of SoLan: pours a dark dark brown witha very small to no head the is tan. aroam is very bourbon with plenty of alcohol, lots of dark fruits, raisins mostly, some deeper caramel malts. flavour is plenty of bourbon alcohol, decent roast and a touch of bitter chocolate, good malts but not as amzing as a expected, tons of bourbon seems to overpower the rest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2008
375 ml bottle. 2007 vintage. Dark black pour. Thin, light brown head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, bitter chocolate. Sweetness has mellowed nicely. Bourbon notes really come through and compliments the dark chocolate notes. Warming alcohol at the finish. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. What an amazing beer!

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