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RATINGS: 1070   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2008
375ml corked and caged bottle, courtesy of KAME, thanks Dillon! Pours a dark brown with only a splotch of large bubbles in the center that drift out around the rim, no lacing. Aroma is primarily bourbon and oak, with hints of vanilla and molasses that peek out. Flavor is bourbon forward, with some oak, charcoal and vanilla present. Its definitely a slow sipper, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1595) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Lost Abbey Patron Saints club special purchase. Thanks guys! Pours dark, 1974 Ford Granada motor oil black. Yes. Small light brown head. Nose of alcohol (!) chocolate, malts, liquor (bourbon). Taste of caramel, chocolate, spices, sweetness, and definitely alcohol. Body is actually thinner than one would think looking at the beer. Nonetheless, a great beer and very unique. Iíve got 3 more to age-how about one for a birthday party in June 2008??

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Port smelling, no head, chocolate, slightly alcohol. Charred flavor. Tons of oak and bourbon, slightly dry finish. Chocolatey, goodness. Finishes smooth and slightly alcoholic. Good, but not amazing. 747416

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Midnight black color with a rich tan head that retains very well and leaves good lacing. Large amounts of bourbon in the aroma, with some vanilla also joining it. Some nice chocolate-y roastiness is also in there, maybe a bit of charcoal too. Thick, chocolate-y, roasty, liquid crawls down my tongue with a very smooth bourbon flavor and finishes with a little bit of alcohol warmth. Body is extremely full bodied with medium carbonation levels. Just a splendid beer to drink, I wish this was more available. Iíve yet to be disappointed with this brewery; great stuff! Thanks for the sample, Tomme.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (946) - 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 (5064) - 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 (2910) - La Mesa, California, 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.

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