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RATINGS: 1063   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Nov. 2007 Release, 375ml bottle. Pours a sludgy black with brown highlights around the edges. Very little brown head, just around the edges. Huge vanilla and oak smells up front, a little bourbon hidden in the back. Taste, lots of vanilla and bourbon. Beautiful. A little bit of oak and quite a bit of hot alcohol towards the finish. Full and thick, just enough carbonation. Beautiful mouthfeel. I could sip this all night, but I’d wake up with a headache for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 indeed everything old viscosity is yet more smooth. where there was sharp alcohol is replaced with cherry cordial. dark intense rich heavy and consistent oak with bourbon. Charcoal, licorice and rum raisin. Spectacular beer, I want to hug it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
375, corked and baled, thanks to skoisirius? Pours a translucent dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Plenty of bourbon barrel plus some caramel in the nose. Medium body and light carbonation. Oaky vanilla in the taste, along with roasted nuts and cookie dough. Dry, oaky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Thanks to KP for this one. Black bodied. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, and whiskey. Boozy mouth, vanilla and whiskey flavors. Quite alcoholic. A little too much booze.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (157) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
This marvelous creation is like the perfect bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout/Rochefort 10-like hybrid...huge in every aspect, and absolutely savory, with a lot of bourbony esters, and yet never overwhelmingly bourbony, maintaining a beautiful balance of roastiness, dark fruits, tobacco, and bitter chocolate all the way to the voluptuous finish. WOW!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2008
375 ml bottle - Pours a dark brown color with a 3/4 finger thick tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is oak/bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and some dark esters. Flavor is the same with the addition of a touch of coffee. This beer smells and taste great! Medium to full body. The esters and bourbon linger on the palate. Slight alcohol warming. An excellent sippin’ beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ratman197 (11384) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, esspresso, carmel, milk chocolate and a hint of dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied smooth and slightly warming. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, lighnt oak, dark chocolate, mocha and a hint of dark fruit with a smooth lightly warming lingering semi sweet finish.
This Beer really rocks!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4561) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a tiny tan head. Smell: Robust, roasty aroma with the inviting bourbon notes of vanilla, wood, molasses, and brown sugar. Taste: Starts roasty and chocolatey, then you get a jolt of rich caramel sweetness and bourbon along with all of its accompanying flavors. Hint of dark fruit along the way. Plenty more of the vanilla and wood for the warming finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Mild carbonation. Drinkability: Some of these bourbon brews can really end up a slipshod, careless mess, but not this! Here, we can explore the rich complexities of a bourbon barrel job well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of cbkschubert. Sweet chocolate, wood and brandy aromas. Black with tan head. Flavor had a medium sweet chocolate candy that was was good. The creamy body texture was good also. Smooth enjoyable beer if your lucky to get one. Thanks, Craig.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6749) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2008
375, corked and baled. Pours a bright red stream that gathers to a dark brown in the glass. Pinkish gray foam. Nose like candied bourbon. Medium, creamy body. Very little carb. Fruity and woody and caramelly mid-palate. Lots of vanilla. Long dry woody finish. For the money, to say nothing of the rarity, this is one of the less astonishing huge BA beers of the moment. It’s a pretty amazing little devil, but not quite to the consciousness-expanding level.


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