Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (16925) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2010
12.7 ounce bottle shared with steptin. Very black, large thick brown head with good retention. Aroma of whiskey, oak, burnt caramel. Taste is bourbon, port wine, grapes, dates, earth. Body is chewy. Dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Black color, flat, no head. Phenolic aroma, chemicals, roasted malts, chocolate, light apples. Strong body, oily mouthfeel, very salty; there is liquorice flavor in the front, then sweet caramel, and some chocolate; alcoholic. Drinkable, but too salty and flat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (15664) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle thanks to Steptin at ACBF ’11. Black colour no head. Lots of vanilla burnt toffee oak all on aroma. No balance at all. No real beer aroma. Quite smooth in mouth. Too oaky burn and vanilla. Just too much. Coulnt finish my glass. Not enough original beer comes through. Too much barrel agsd flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle, 12.7 fl oz, at Cardinal. It’s a rather flat one, without head, just some dark beige bubbles around the rim, black in color. Licorice, booze, roasted malts, dried fruits like prunes and figs, soy sauce and some umami in the aroma. The flavor is quite sweetish, with some soy sauce, licorice, booze and dried fruits. It’s full-bodied, warming and soft on the palate, with nice carbonation. Lasting finish with sweetness and lots of flavor. Some warmth. Wonderfully heavy bottle, sort of sexy... Anyway, it’s a wonderful beer. 121022

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (14842) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle @ HJ Hansen, Odense. Pours black with small bubbles on top. Nose is sweet of bourbon and roast. Lots of vanilla and oak. Low carbonation. A bit warm and slick. Taste is bourbon, coffee, vanilla and caramel. A barrel version that really works. Enjoying every sip of this complex masterpiece. Thank you God!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14783) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle at 4:20. Brown, clearish pour with a slight, tan head. Heavy sweet, malty aroma, soy sauce, cocoa, dark fruits. Flavor isn’t as sweet as I had expected, but still sweet, dark malts, some cocoa, caramel, burnt sugar. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Warm, almost hot finish, dark fruits, dry chocolate, some peat and hoisin. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle, thanks to Dunbar72. Black beer with no head. Whisky aroma, creamy, toffee and vanilla, roasted with chocolate and cocoa. Whisky flavor, sweetish, toffee, cream, some alcohol, chocolate and cocoa. Great body and with a pleasant roasted aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14613) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2010
Bottled vintage 2009
Opaque black, no head. Aroma has raisins and portwine, like in the aged BW, but this is only one year old. Also some licorice and Bourbon. Full-bodied. Lots of vanilla, whiskey, licorice and raisins in the flavor. Of course also some alcohol. Smooth palate. Interesting, sweetish-salty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14612) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - brown head. Roasted, light burned, notes, vanilla, berries, tarmac, licorice, wood, bourbon, chocolate, light alcho-burn, coconut, sweetness, dried fruits, dried dark fruits, oak, light coffee. Light thin finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (14426) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
Almost black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is very sweet malty, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 251011

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