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RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Huge whiskey flavor & aroma. OK but not my favorite style. Personally, Iíd call this an ole english ale and possibly a barley wine instead of an american strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Lumpfest 2008 poured like used motor oil. very black and thick. lots of bourbon and vanilla on the nose. great taste of chocolate, bourbon and wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Wow! Aroma of bourbon and malt and chocolate. The appearance is amazing, dark with a coffee colored foamy head. The taste, unbelievable. Strong coffee, chocolate malt mixed with bourbon for good measure. Truly a classic, up there with Old Rasputin X Anniv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Pours opaque brown with dark, tight bubbled head. Nose is awesome, rich with the original attributes of the Old Viscosity, with a strong influence of Bourbon. Flavor is strongly bourbon as well, drowning out a bit what made the original such a great brew. I love the bourbon influence on almost every brew I have had, and this one as well, but I hate to say that I do miss the complexity of the original. Donít get me wrong, I still love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Draught at Brouwerís Cafť: Pitch black, moderate sudsy beige head, dies quickly, sparce lacing.   Super strong Whiskey/Bourbon nose, very strong in fact.   Some Vanilla and Oak, underlying beer is very muted compared to the barrel aging.   Definitely more pronounced than the Old Viscocity.   Big thick malt base, warming, but not alcoholic.   You can certainly taste it, but its done very well.   Full bodied, somewhat viscous mouthfeel.   Its like my stout has a shot of Whiskey in it, seriously.   This is great, but not for one who doesnít really care for Whiskey.   Very very enjoyable. Big vanilla finish, oak is there but is rather soft.   WOW!   This would be a great beer to sit on.   The Imperial Stout that underlines plays 2nd fiddle.   Enough of my babbling...   Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle from South Bay. Pitch black in color. Big bourbon aromas with some nice roasted malt. A little bit of woodiness as well. Oh so rich and flavorful. Huge roasted maltiness with some excellent boozy qualities. Some woody bitterness to go along with some vanilla. Alcohol is not too noticeable. Except for the warming sensation going down. Best beer Iíve had in quite some time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7445) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle drank with, and thanks to shp555 and footbalm. Pours a deep black with a small head. The aroma is heavily bourbon, also woody. The taste is really bourbon, like a shot of good whiskey. The woody oak taste is also strong. Hints of dark fruit and an alcohol bite. Really nice, smooth and great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Black pour, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, coconut, vanilla. Flavor is tons of bourbon. Lots of chocolate, roastiness. Vanilla, oak, more sweet bourbon. Some more coconut, raisens, anice, and caramel sweetness. Really this is just old viscosity with bourbon, go figure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Pours brownish black from the bottle with thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon. Taste has nice thick, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor has huge notes of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Excellent beer that is not overpowering with the bourbon flavor. At 12%, this beer is scary it is so drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Pours brown from the bottle, looks black in the glass with a thin but creamy tan head. Really boozy on the nose. Aside from that, thereís a bit of bakerís chocolate or cocoa powder, cedar, sambuca, and a bit of a vanilla (but not sweet, like vanilla ice cream). Gentle cocoa flavor at first, followed by heavy dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, lighter licorice, and more vanilla than the aroma. Oh yeah, plenty of bourbon flavor too which needs a lot of warming to become better-integrated into the flavor. Finishes with an unbelievable coffee flavor. Similar to a beer like Pannepot, where the finish has as much flavor as the initial sip, and tastes very different. Lots of chocolate covered nuts, superbly nutty coffee, dark chocolate, and a very dirty earthy mellow hop flavor. Too much hot bourbon in all areas of the beer for me. Otherwise the beer is well carbonated, creamy, viscous enough without feeling heavy or sticky. Iíll have to revisit the regular Old Viscosity soon. I love some of the flavors of this beer, but I wish I could drink more now rather than have to sit on the bottle for a year or two.

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