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RATINGS: 1061   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.


FlemmingBo's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
FlemmingBo (66) - - OCT 27, 2012
Fantastic aroma. Very complex. Vanilla, malibu, coco, coffee. Not all black but dark brown. Taste is just as the aroma prenounces. Wonderful.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (300) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
22/08/2015 – sample (bottle) @ Gents Bierfestival shared with JorisPPattyn, Sebletitje, 77ships & PriorL Black colour, no head.Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, some caramel. Oily, smooth.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
(Thx! for sharing) Sampled 375 ml. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Very dark brown with no head, doesn’t appear to be carbonated. Nose is oxidation with big boozy bourbon, thick sweet malt, barrel & oak is huge, vanilla & even more bourbon on top of bourbon with malts. Taste is oxidized bourbon syrup, warming, light leaves, huge oak, vanilla, sugar, caramel syrup, malts,… Flat. Might have been a touch better with a touch less oxidation & some carbonation but a great beer still if you love malts, barrel & a lot of bourbon in your beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Very thick, oily, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol. Nice but a bit extreme.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IvoR (90) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Pours black with a small tan head. Flavor is malty with a strong feel of bourbon. Not a very easy drink with its high alcohol content but very enjoyable nonetheless. Outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Poured a near pitch black color with a very small head. Aroma was roasted malts, smooth bourbon notes, vanilla. Some coffee and chocolate hides in there. Alcohol is there. Oh it’s there.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Linnet (1324) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
vanilla, woody, chocolate, roasty, coffee, nuts, alcohol, licorice, soy sauce, raisin, rich and rewarding! Black colour, medium Brown head, lacing. Heavy, heavy sweetness, salty, acidic, medium bite, lots of lovely bourbon-notes, lots of chocolate and licorice, ABV evident, but not boozy. Velvety Smooth, oily, fullbodied to say the least, soft carbonation, warming finish. A tad too sweet, but a world class treat!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (279) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is prunes, leather, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, overripe fruits. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bourbon (surprise), overipe fruits.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coachd (341) - Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2015
I was happy to get my hands on this. Not every day I get to rate a 100/100 beer. Expensive for sure ($15-16 for a 12.7 oz. bottle) so it better be worth it. Aroma is heavy oak barrel, prune and other dark fruit, leather and plenty of booze. Appearance is a 5 right out of the gate. Pitch black, thick and virtually free of any foam. The tiny amount of foam the beer does have is a light tan color. It really does look like old motor oil. Tastes almost sour, raisin like at first, but then oak, roast, milk chocolate and coffee flavors take over, leaving a warming finish. Let this beer warm up a bit as it brings out the oak flavors even more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1285) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to tulip Chocolate, nutmeg, and booze. Dark brown with no head. Chocolate and bourbon,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8062) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle - Lots of bourbon and barrel Woody notes. Jet brown with a nice brown head. Lots of sweet Woody barrel notes. Not as hot as expected but, but lots wood.


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