Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1119   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.

rubbishystuff's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2296) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1114) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2016
It pours black with a dark brown head. It has aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate. The vanilla becomes more prominent as the beer warms. There are flavors of bourbon, oak, alcohol, cocoa, dark chocolate, roast, a little bit of burnt, and hints of dark fruit. It is full body with a bit of a slick feel to it. There is strong alcohol warming and the finish is slightly hot. It has low carbonation. Overall this is a strong ale with complex combinations of bourbon, oak, and malts with a slight hop compliment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CardsFan25 (86) - - AUG 21, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Dark pour with very little carbonation from a 2013 bottle into a snifter glass. It has mild vanilla, bourbon, and the oak barrel aroma. Taste is a mild caramel and vanilla up front that transitions to a smooth bourbon middle and finish. Top 10 beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (1396) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle from FLASK, Aarhus. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, lots of bourbon, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Full body. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Roasted barrel finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tightslice (894) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 8, 2016
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cherries, bourbon, deep dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate covered bourbon cherries. Booze is completely hidden. Palate is oily and creamy. Beautifully tangy, sweet without being over the top. A perfect combination of bourbon, cherries and chocolate syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4830) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2016
375 ml. Ebony with an enduring thin disc of cream. Aroma is whiskey, tobacco, soy, vanilla, oak and Baby Ruth candy bar. Tastes of all the same stuff, but in the reverse order of strength. Medium-Heavy body is silky smooth with an unobtrusive low-medium carbonation, and a nice balance for a night-cap style brew. I like the blended down Old version a touch better, but this is great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1914) - - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, bourbon, earthiness, and some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dysenteri (78) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
Bottleshare at Haket. Black color with black beige foam. Aroma of raisins, caramel, soya, bourbon. Caramel, fudge, bourbon, raisins in taste. Wonderful oily texture and mouthfeel. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (764) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2016
Big woody boozy aroma with chocolate mixed in. Black with thin head. Warming, whisky, peat, bitter dark chocolate. Heavy as shit. I guess sludge was the goal right? It really does look like motor oil. Palate is fine rosey whisky. Pixies blasting on the tv, sippin this, nice sometimes to drink a long baby like this instead of a session brew. Even if it is summer this one can be enjoyed anytime. It’s been so long since I’ve had plain "Old" but I’d say this is just as good with a twist nevertheless. Bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tapefuzz (41) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2016 Draught. Pours black with a beige/tan head. Aroma of bourbon and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate and scotch with hints of vanilla and a port wine finish. Slight alcohol aftertaste and a thick mouthfeel. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3082) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
12.7 oz bottle. Pours b;lack with light tan head. Aromas of soggy oak, sharp sweet bourbon, brown sugar, and light roasted malts. Flavors of spicy green oak, lots of bourbon, candi sugar, treacle, dark vanilla, and acidic dark malts. Boozy but really nice.

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