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RATINGS: 1109   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2008
Pitch black color, off white head. Fairly straight forward for a bourbon barrell beer, with brownies, bourbon, dark chocolate. Not too boozy for its size. A nice beer, but a little over hyped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Thanks to pepsican for giving me a chance to try this. Poured black, with a little bit of light coming through. No head. Smell was big bourbon, licorice and dark fruit. Taste was fig, dark fruits, raisins, bourbon, with a nice full finish that lasted on the tongue. Wish I had a bottle of old viscocity to compare it with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Corked bottle. I have been sitting on this for not too long, maybe 6 months. This is a hugely complex and rich beer. The bourbon barrel aging is apparent in the sweetness. The vanilla and molasses flavors are similar to, but much more complex than the younger sibling of old viscosity. As this glass warms up, it becomes even more vibrant and complex. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2008
375ml from Lost Abbey (Saints or Sinners, whichever it was). It’s got the same motor oil pour as its cousin, though somehow it seems slightly less oleaginous (yes, I have used this adjective in each review - it’s a slept-on word, come on). Fairly lively carbonation, though the head is on the minimal side. You can smell the oaking in there for sure, and it’s thankfully not that cloying, fake-smelling, vanilla crap that so many breweries seem to coast with. There’s something deeply woody, funky, and I’d say earthen about it. And it really nicely complements the molasses, jerky, chocolate flavors going on in this wondrous beer. It’s ever so slightly hot, and the bourbon flavors are a shade too assertive. But it’s a great one, and I hope to try it again sometime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Bottles courtesy Ibrew2or3 and CigarCityBrew. Pours black with a one finger tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, vanilla, oak, macaroons, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium creamy mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and very smooth alcohol. A damn fine brew made with extra YUM!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (3995) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2008
jet black pour, but not as thick as i was expecting, but still quite nice. Not much carbonation, and little to no head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, and it adds such a wicked vanilla to the aroma. Lots of chocolate, espresso, molasses, raisins, and dark fruit. Flavour is very very smooth, and a tad boozey. Again, loads of bourbon vanilla notes along with more of the same from the aroma. Just an amazing sipper of a beer, i loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with a nice off white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Molasses caramel and roasty aroma. Chocolatety notes. Malty caramel chocolatety flavor. Bourbon notes. Creamy and smooth. Medium bodied. Decent beer. Drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2008
thanks mes! If gods would make engine oil out of ambrosia, this would be it!! this is black gold. Aromas of bourbon, dark bitter chocolate, black truffles, gone off treacle, burnt sugar, and cardamom. This has such complex flavours it’s hard to pin-point. and i’ve resigned myself to enjoying it rather than wrecking my brain and taste-bud! this is just devine. really liked the lingering blood (iron) aftertaste, but that’s just me..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle thanks to Araucuna. Enjoyed at Noog4. Dark black maple pour. The aroma has molasses, sassafras, caramelized sugars, cola and wood. Fairly complex. The flavor is Big! Deep caramelized molasses, wood, alcohol, bourbon, light butter, and all blended together in an enjoyable way. Creamy slick mouth feel. Good stuff.

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