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RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Sampled @ Lost Abbey, RBSG. Black pour, light tan head. Heavy, strong bourbon on the nose, alcohol quite apparent, tannic notes but way in the back. More oaky on the taste, bourbon, tobacco, roast, overall not as brash tasting as the aroma lets on. Very nice, would like to try with a couple years on it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Aroma that is strong in an alcohol scent - bourbon. Pours with a small, light brown head. The body is a very dark brown almost black. Pretty good beer. Alcohol flavor is a little much, but besides its well deserving of being in the 99th percentile.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle at Najas Place. Reminds me a lot of Burbon Angel’s Share. This is REALLY good. Pours thick with a small, creamy light brown head covering a black body. Boozy aroma (brandy or Burbon, with chocolate, oak, dark fruits and cinnamon. Taste is great with chocolate and tons of oak and vanilla. Syrupy with light bubbles. Outstanding!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
37.5 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a lacing white head. Dense and roasted malt aroma with a light chocolate smoothness. Flavour is smooth and roasted. Chocolate and mild liqourice. Ends light sweet and roasted malt. Lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
375 ml bottle. Close to a year in the cellar, batch 1? Ebony with tan bubbles around the edge. Nose is molasses, tar, licorice and alcohol. Medium body but finishes like liquor. Taste is bitter dark chocolate and burnt grapefruit peel. Dries with coffee and bits of licorice. Sharper and more pronounced alcohol than the regular version.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle sampled at Lost Abbey for RBSG 08. Poured into a wine glass. Black color with ruby red highlights. Small cocoa head with wet lacing. Aroma is straight bourbon with a leather note. Flavor is dark chocolate with a roasty undercurrent and complex notes of vanilla, oak, bourbon (without the alcohol sting), and molasses. Long finish from the rich body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2304) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 Bottle at Lost Abbey RBSG. Last bottle of Tomme’s tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is strong with whiskey, dark roasted grains and leather. The taste is remarkable; the bourbon whiskey is well balanced by oodles of sticky sweet black licorice, rounding out the sides--coffee and biter chocolate. The mouthfeel was full and creamy. The finish was long and dry with lingering anise. Overall: Another winner. Perhaps this one is not hyped as much as it deserves. I loved it. RE-rate note 08-03-2009. The same as above except that this beer was completely flat. Knocking down my point score from 4.6 to 3.4.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Just a fantastic brew. Improving on the already-excellent Old Viscosity, this is a stronger, thicker version loaded with bourbon and oak and vanilla and that aged-brown-sugar taste, but in a mild way, which makes for, in my opinion, a more drinkable beer. I could drink this all the time!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2008
I finally got my hands on a bottle of this and, Holy Sh*t its good. Pours an opaque dark brown, nearly black. Very viscous, with a 1 cm tall tan head. Dense, low-lying aroma of molasses, leather, bourbon, chocolate, cream, and toasted oatmeal. I will attempt to describe the taste, but I know I will not do it justice. Creamy bitter dark chocolate, with an earthy toasted caramel malt. Notes of vanilla, molasses, tobacco, burnt coffee, and oak. The bourbon comes through near the back and in the finish. It rounds the flavors out perfectly without turning the beer into a boilermaker. Worth every penny of the $20 I paid for it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Deep brown with a ring of head around the glass. Strong aroma of molasses, sweet malts, and dark fruits. Malty, molasses, deep fruits, chocolate, and milk in the flavor. Thick, sticky, dry, and smooth body. A very fine brew. Best a little warm, I thought.


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