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RATINGS: 1018   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
At small bar on Fullerton. This is really great stuff. You can really taste and smell the oak and bourbon. Slightly sour and some dried fruit flavors. Wine like in a way. Serving: Tap


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (332) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Cervezorama Madrid. Thinner than anticipated. Big oak, bourbon, vanilla. Pretty sweet. Little over-fizzy but a minor grumble. Oily. Very nice very large.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTheRick (467) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
En retirant le bouchon de liège de la Older Viscosity, de puissantes effluves alcoolisés ont explosé de la bouteille. En respirant le dessous dudit bouchon... oh boy. Ça promet. De fines bulles en parcimonie sur la surface d’un liquide d’un noir impénétrable font office de mousse. La magie commence à opérer dès les premières inspirations. Du gros bois imbibé de bourbon, du cacao et de la réglisse noire. Pas de finesse ici, juste une lourdeur olfactive me pressant d’y tremper mes lèvres. En bouche, une vague de chaleur alcoolisée et sucrée rafle tout, ramassant au passage des saveurs vanillées et chocolatées. Pour couper tout ça, des tannins féroces gracieuseté du bois des barriques percent le tout et s’étalent langoureusement en finale. Je suis subjugué par la décadence hautement satisfaisante de cette bière conçue par les Californiens de Port Brewing / The Lost abbey.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
shared 37,5cl bottle with a friend. 2013 version. poured a pitch oil black colour with a small mocha coloured head. sweet dark bakers chocolate, fudge, oak, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, dark espresso beans, caramel, toffee, spicy booze nose, was expecting a bit more complexity, but it’s still very smooth. recommended to share your bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (550) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a thick pitch black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, molasses, touch of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor has a huge bourbon character, with lots of vanilla, molasses, and roasted malts. Medium to heavy body with a thick creamy mouthfeel and a lingering vanilla and light chocolate. Extraordinary!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (720) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Black and viscous with a small layer of mocha head. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, very spirits forward. Taste is light bitterness up front, toward the middle the flavour explodes with hints of vanilla, oak, and chocolate. Finish is smooth with a spirit like aftertaste, full bodied, plenty of carbonation. Very well integrated stuff. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Exactly what it says. Bourbon is not over powering. But it does bite going down a Little. Rich deep color and beautiful head coloring. Would have again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Backlog rating. 375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. It pours a deep dark brown color with almost no head to speak of. Just a small ring of beige bubbles around the sides of the glass. Aroma is big bold and complex with notes of boozy bourbon, oak chips, vanilla pod, milk chocolate shake, toffee pudding, roasted coffee beans, dates marmalade. Taste is big sweet and bold with more bourbon, wood, leather, vanilla, chocolate fudge, red berries compote, toffee. Finishes estery, with notes of port wine, mildly bitter and dry. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, a big bold bourbon monster, I liked it quite a lot

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at Lost Abbey in Escondido. Pours dark brown. Aroma is oak and dark fruits. Really fantastic. Holy cow amazing stuff really really great. Not much else to say. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Black pour with tan head. Aroma is roast chocolate malt with alcohol. Taste is roast chocolate malt, molasses and brown sugar. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregnsteve01 (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
A pleasant backing of bourbon rounds out the bouquet with a rich quantity of caramel and vanilla tones. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel with a silky texture. Sweeter and more vinous that the regular run of Old Viscosity.


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