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RATINGS: 1043   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 16oz goblet draft from "The Tap Room" in San Diego. Poured a jet black color with very little head. Aromas are alcohol, plums, oak, bourbon, and dark chocolate. The taste is immediately alcohol, it burns your throat on the way down. Iíve had plenty of 10%+ alcohol beers and this one hid it much less well than others at 20%. Itís like drinking a fine port wine. This is definitely a sipper and should be enjoyed one at a time. There is some oak in the taste along with whiskey!, black cherries, roasted malts, and vanilla. Itís really good but potent. It grew on my the more I drank. Iím really happy I found this and would recommend it to anyone thatís looking for a dessert beer or something to have on a cold night.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2010 Bottle. A - Dark black with dark brown hues on the edges. Thick, oily appearance. Tiny, almost non-existent, foamy, tan head that disappears fast. Thin ring of lace around the edge of the glass. S - A lot of dark molasses and burnt brown sugar. This is paired with a lot of bourbon and vanilla along with an oaky/woody aroma. Also has a fair amount of dark chocolate and fudge aroma, and just a faint hint of coffee. Really pretty complex, with molasses, bourbon, and chocolate aromas intermingling. T Ė Similar to the aroma. Strong chocolaty fudge and roasted dark malt to start with hints of coffee. Then a good kick of bourbon, vanilla, and oak comes out. This works well with the chocolate, fudge taste. Some burnt sugar, brown sugar type of sweetness comes out toward the middle of the sip. This is quickly cut by the bourbon, boozy taste that lingers after the sip. M - Medium to full body. Thick, although not quite as viscous as I expected, and chewy. On the lower side of carbonation, but it works alright with the beer. D - Definitely has a boozy aspect and alcohol is present, but it is still pretty drinkable as those flavors donít go unchecked. Body isnít quite what I expected but still full and filling. Notes: Vintage 2009. Really enjoyable beer. Has a lot of the bourbon flavor, so if you like bourbon you have a good possibility of liking this. Well done barrel aged stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2009
2009 bottle. no pop when uncorked, this pours completely flat. itís brown-black and fairly thick. aroma is of charcoal, bourbon, malt, chocolate milk, coffee, figs, roasted nuts, and smoke. flavor is sweeter, more chocolate milk, with a harsh alcohol front, biting middle and long bittersweet chocolate liquor finish. the harsh coal elements persist throughout (should have aged it?), and this isnít really beer, but itís interesting. not sure how to rate something that looks, smells, and tastes like liquid charcoal. also, body was disappointingly thin given the description of "sludge", but had a rich velvety smoothness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
í06 vintage on draft at Resurrection Alehouse. Pours jet black, very little mocha head. Aroma is dominated by bourbon, with only hints of caramel and chocolate coming though. Taste is very boozy, with a rich chocolate and coffee finish. While you could still taste the alcohol, this was strangely incredibly smooth. I had to spread this out over the whole meal as it wasnít all that drinkable. As much as I love Old Viscosity, this didnít quite do it for me, and I may be in the minority in saying that Old Vis is better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoth (586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap (Sept 26th). Pours dark brown with a medium tan head, some lacing. Strong sweet bourbon aroma and molasses. Full body, rich, hot and velvety. Bourbon, chocolate, and coffee flavors, almost cloyingly sweet, with a mild earthy dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2009
2009 bottle. This beer pours a deep black with a very slight amount of bubbles, nearly flat but not completely as most people are reporting (perhaps I got lucky) tiny bubbles continued to rise along the edge of my glass through the entire drink but not enough to form any sort of head or ring of carbonation. The aroma was a massive shot of chocolate and vanilla notes with a deep earthy and oak smell. Bourbon is an obvious factor in this beer as well and itís character shows here. Taste was complex full of dark chocolate with vanilla and a powerful oak and bourbon flavor towards the finish. As the beer warmed the flavors melded and became more mellow and blended, a very nice plus for this beer as it seems only the best of beers mellow and flesh out nicely as the warm and sit. My last 10 or so sips were amazing! Amazing flavors I can only imagine what this would be like if it were fully and properly carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2012 bottle. Pours dark with a tan head that fades to a ring. Aroma is rich chocolate and bourbon with notes of wood and earth. Taste is rich velvety chocolate and bourbony goodness. Chocolate, wood, soy sauce, and bourbon frame the taste with a medium body and a nice smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Vestergaard. Ty <'3 Pours jet black with a dense offwhite thin shortlasting head. Nose is VERY bourbon, slight booze. Very smooth. Raisins, toffee. Taste is very sharp up front. Sharp roast, raisins, booze. Aftertaste is dry, sweet dark fruits and lots of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 6, 2014
12.7 bottle was purchased by Dreadnaught33 in Costa Mesa, CA in February, 2013. Pours black with a decent head and great lacing. Aroma is bourbon, rich creamy stout, buttery and sweet. Flavor is creamy, buttery stout with a very prominent bourbon component. Alcohol is present, but the beer is not overly boozy. Chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2011
Black with brown hues and no head. Heavy fruity and whisky aroma wih raisins, light chocolate and light roastiness. Nice balance between the base beer and barrell flavours. Big body with almost no carbonation.

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