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RATINGS: 1015   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11860) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2007
(draft) Brown-black body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, Bourbon, some oak, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, raisin, faint anise. Medium-full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11550) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
A: The bottle opened with a slight pop and the pour was lowly carbonated, but did feature some bubbles. The beer itself is viscous and black with a minimal tan colored head. S: The nose is very nice with notes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Perhaps a little bit of alcohol heat, but nothing overwhelming. T: The great nose did not quite translate to the flavor. The flavor is very heavy on the bourbon, with the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt flavors coming through more as the beer warms up. Unfortunately, so does the alcohol. M: The body is full, and the carbonation is sufficient for the style, but could use some more bubbles. D: This beer can be one of my absolute favorites, but this iteration of it is a bit disappointing. The alcohol comes through just a bit too much, unfortunately, but I would still recommend this beer and drink it any time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11511) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2008
12.7 oz / 375 ml bottle; a solitaire at Monument in Concord. Very dark brown color with ruby notes in the depths. A vigorous tan head that didn’t last long. Anise, dark roasted malt, bourbon/vinous, plums, and arguably a lot more. A little heat is noticeable. It is a bit tarry, has wood, near burnt malt, espresso, cooked plums. Oak seems to develop with time. A tad rough, but quite a taste treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11461) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (11373) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, vinous, bitter, coffee, vanilla and bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 2011 re-rate. Black with a small tan head. Lots of licorice in the aroma, with chocolate, toffee, soy sauce and a touch of coconut and bourbon. Sweetish licorice and bourbon dominated flavour

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11254) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle. <b>[thank you, after4ever]</b>
Pours almost black with red edges. A small fizzy off-white head that soon disappears. Great, full aroma. Tobacco, caramel, wood, roasted malts, red whine, port, raisins. Some slight cherries as well. Really complex and wonderful. Medium carbonation with very small bubbles - fine oily mouthfeel. Flavour is truly stunning. A hideous amount of chocolate, well-balanced viniousness. Raisins, slight tartness from wood. The tobacco notes are still there with roasted malts mixed in as well. Extremely long aftertaste. This is insanely drinkable despite the high ABV. It is truly a great brew (sad it can’t hold a head). Thanks, Tom!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
12.7oz bottle-pours a retaining thin brown head with good retention for alcohol and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/some chocolate, sharp-acidic, wood-bourbon, tar, some dark fruit. Smells awesome but occasional for my preference. Taste is first carbonation on the tongue with a hops bite, then dark malt-licorice/some chocolate/coffee, sharp-acidic, wood-bourbon, tar, some dark fruit. Occasional, but nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle. black colour with a small tan head. Aroma is licorice,coffee, oak, alcohol. Flavour is dry, licorice, coffee, oak, oily, roasted malt, caramel. full body. world class beer.


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