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RATINGS: 1019   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle shared by Ben aka ShareANeveda. Poured dark brown with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, woody with a small alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bourbon woody and malt sweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11058) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 23, 2013
Vanilliger Antrunk, weich, harmlos. Deutlich Bourbon, mild erdig, weiter Vanille. Ebenfalls nur gering röstig, zum Ende alkoholisch. Ein merkwürdig mildes Bier. 8/11/10/9/9/10

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
pitch black, very large brown thick head. aroma of licorice, barley wine’ish, very faint sort of sourish, kinda nice, i’d like some roasted coffe added. flavor is super well balanced, licorice, vanilala, wooden aged, dry, very near perfect flavor. overall a must-try beer - this is real good stuff indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011
Date: December 01, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
Vintage: 2006
Appearance: black, headless
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: huge bourbon flavor, lots of sweet vanilla, too much bourbon

Date: February 13, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2006
Aroma: rich sweet alcoholic aroma
Body: thin body
Overall: sweet bourbon and vanilla, still lots of bourbon but some roasted and chocolate is finding its way through

Date: April 28, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2006
still too hot and thin

Date: June 24, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: RBSG tasting
Vintage: 2006
still hot but some ripe fruit is starting to work its way through the bourbon

Date: January 12, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2006
Words: vertical
Aroma: 06 is more bourbon and dark chocolate aroma where the 07 brings in more oak and a vanilla sweetness
Flavor: the 06 flavor is still very boozy compared to the the 07 which has more sweetness and dark malts to balance with the bourbon
Overall: a blend gives the perfect amount of bourbon and chocolate

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

Date: December 01, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Pizza Port Bottle Shop
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drops of lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and bourbon candy aroma with a touch of dark fruits, a bit of the alcohol comes through
Body: thick chewy body
Flavor: incredible rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of bourbon for added depth, lots of vanilla brings in the sweetness, roasted malt follows the sweet vanilla to balance it back out, the ripe fruits show up for the second act
Overall: all of the flavors are in perfect harmony and even fresh out of the gate is much better than the 2006, this should be an excellent vintage for years to come

Date: August 30, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate aroma, light bourbon, touch of fruity tartness
Flavor: rich dry dark chocolate flavor, picking up more of a roasted character that is bringing in an extra bitterness and drying out a lot of the bourbon and vanilla sweetness, eventually the bourbon sweetness comes out but not like when it was fresh

Date: December 07, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: sweet roasted vanilla and chocolate aroma
Flavor: roasted flavor is still strong but lots of bourbon character and vanilla sweetness keeps it in check, fleeting touch of cherry tartness, light oaky bitterness

Date: April 05, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: same sweet roasted and dark chocolate aroma enhanced by the vanilla
Flavor: still the rich roasted flavor, bourbon and vanilla is fading, lots of bitter dark chocolate

Date: December 25, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: sweet bourbon and dark chocolate aroma, vinous sherry, sweet licorice
Flavor: sweet chocolate and bourbon flavor, dark chocolate, balancing roasted, rich chocolate, just a hint of the former vanilla, long bitter roasted finish

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

Date: May 16, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Cellar Stock
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: black, fine brown head, sticky streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, light sweet bourbon, dark chocolate
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor, touch of bourbon is the initial source of sweetness until a bit of vanilla shows up to assist, light bitterness from the dark chocolate character

Date: November 22, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar tasting
Vintage: 2008
picking up more of the roasted character to balance out the sweetness,

Date: December 25, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: still pours black and oily, big tan head
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with a touch of bourbon
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of roasted coming through, just a touch of caramel and vanilla sweetness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Date: August 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: South Bay Drugs, San Diego
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: opens with a soft pfft, pours thick and solid black, wispy head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet winey and fruity aroma, sweet dark chocolate with a bit of caramel, touch of roasted
Flavor: sweet chocolate and bourbon flavor, touch of hot alcohol, light roasted with a touch of bitterness, lingering warm bourbon finish

Date: December 25, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2009
Aroma: rich sweet chocolate and licorice aroma, sweet caramel and vanilla from the bourbon
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate and roasted flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of vanilla, bourbon still coming through nice

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Date: March 31, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caranel and vanilla sweetness, light roast
Flavor: huge chocolate and bourbon flavor, dark roast, caramel sweetness, touch of vanilla, light oak

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2009
Corked bottle from TheEpeiist, thanks! Almost pitch black. Creamy aroma with dark chocolate, cacao and licorice. Salty, creamy flavor with milk chocolate, licorice, dired fruit. Some alcohol. Just a hint of oak, nothing more. Full bodied, malty, creamy and really delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottled. Almost black coloured. Fluffy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, ripe fruits and some dryness. Flavour is full of chocolate and spice. Bourbon barrel definately notable. Coffee, caramel and a somewhat syrupy touch as well. Medium to full bodied. Dry sweet and spiced finish. Has a light bitter touch and a light alcholbite on palate and lips. ABV almost not notable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
Black with a medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with heavy roasted malty notes, ripe fruits and caramel notes. Flavour had wood, vanilla, bourbon heavy roasted malt and hints off coffee and chokolate .fantastic balance though very sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 2, 2009
Botella. deep dark brown. Alco vanilla brown sugar and dark fruity aroma. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Flavour of dark fruits, wood, alcohol, vanilla, soft roasty malt and a very nice dark fruity bourbony finish. Perfectly balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, esspresso, carmel, milk chocolate and a hint of dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied smooth and slightly warming. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, lighnt oak, dark chocolate, mocha and a hint of dark fruit with a smooth lightly warming lingering semi sweet finish.
This Beer really rocks!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Thank you After4ever/Tom for this fantastic beer! it’s pitch black with a delicious, creamy and lasting head. The aroma is vinous with notes of oak, vanilla, licorice and coffee. The mouthfeel is oily. The flavour is complex with notes of bourbon cask, vanilla, roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice, coffee, a bit of chocolate, preserved figs, and even if it’s incredibly full-bodied it’s also very smooth and harmonic. It’s really nice indeed!


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