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RATINGS: 1050   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2006 bottle from awaisanen, thanks!. Pours a deep black with a smaller bubbly/creamy deep tan head that left some spotty lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, caramel, chocolate and some tobacco. Flavor of...you got it, bourbon, vanilla, nice caramel/chocolate malt mix, licorice and some brown sugar. The bourbon in this one is there for sure, but just adds to the complexity and smoothness of this already solid brew. For 12% ABV, itís not really there, even with all the bourbon notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Big Wood Fest. Pitch black with big, dark head. Lots of oak and bourbon in the nose and taset. vanilla, chocolate and a large dose of alcohol. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Tap at Brouwers Bigwood fest í07. Pure black with a full head and a lovely rich aroma of chocolate nougat infused with vanilla bourbon. Flavors are alcoholic, heavy raisin, chocolate toffee, a hint of cherry cough syrup. A bit sweet. Thick palate, notable alcohol.

Have I lowballed this one? Perhaps, but it really doesnít hold up to some of the other exceptional beers I sampled at the fest. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

2008 Bottle sampled Oct 2013. Pours dark and thick with an tan head into a Duvel tulip. I wanted something big and boozy tonight, and this fits the bill. Burnt cinnamon toast, chocolate, and heavy bourbon vanilla. Flavor is a bit more sour than one expects and perhaps a touch less sweet. Cocoa nibs late as the bitter-sour sweeps through. As before, the aroma offers more than the flavor can deliver. I wonder if itís already starting to thin out with 5 years in the cellar. The original rating seems to be in the right ballpark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1931) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
very thick, like an oil slick, big oak and bourbon on the nose, soo boozy!!! flavor had some good malts with nice choc notes as it warmed some dark fruits in there to and again boozy, intresting beer, at beer bistro

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle of the2007 release. Poured a dark brown/black with a light brown head. Aroma was heavy on the bourbon and dark fruit; hints of vanilla, oak and tobacco. Flavor had a good amount of bourbon and oaky flavors, which gave way to roasted malt and dark chocolate. Other notes of flavor were vanilla and dark fruit. Alcohol was only somewhat hidden, with some light throat warming. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Nov 2007 release. 375ml bottle. Black with a slight tan head. Huge bourbon nose with charred wood, blackened malts, and alcohol. Smooth, slick mouthfeel. Fantastic burnt malt, charred wood and whiskey vanilla flavors. Leaves a boozy whiskey taste on the breath to finish. A damn fine barrel aged brew. I ím cellaring a couple bottles to see what happens here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Draft at The Bistro BA Fest 07. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aromas with some dark fruits and bourbon notes. Sweet with tons of fruit notes. Slightly woody with pronounced bourbon notes. Pretty hot. Re-Rate from a bottle. Bourbon, chocolate and alcohol notes. Tons of dry, bitter chocolate with almost cherry fruit presence. Very hot. Alcohol aftertaste with a lingering coffee note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle. Many thanks to whoever shared this....itís been so long that I donít remember! Black pour with no head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dry wood, dark fruits and spices. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and rum-soaked raisins. Medium-thick body, boozey/sweet with a dry/sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2009 (on tap @ the ba bistro fest.)black body with a nice brown head that leaves lacing.light bourbon,chocolate,cocoa,and belgian yeast.alot like the old viscosity but a bit smoother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle sampled with Mad_Indian. Pours dark with no head at all. The aroma is dark fruit, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet, oak, bourbon, vanilla, figs, raisins, dark chocolate, with a bitter alcohol finish. Excellent brew.

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