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RATINGS: 1044   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
alcohol, woody, vanilla, roasty, black, very bitter, medium sweetness, thick feel, oily feel, full body, soft carbonation,

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jamedra (651) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2015
Láhev 355 ml. Aroma je naprosto ultimátní, autenticky kokosové obalené v kvalitní mléčně čokoládě s nádechem jemné whiskey a dubu v pozadí. Pěna je hnědá, jemná, nízká a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je téměř neprůsvitná rubínová. Chuť je lahodná a bohatá, je v ní znát kokos, mléčná a hořká čokoláda, dubové silice a to celé je prostoupené jemnou whiskou, díky čemuž tato chuť pravidelně přechází do jemně čokoládově hořkého finiše v doprovodu alkoholové palčivosti. V ústech pivo působí mohutně, má střední říz a i přesto je dobře pitelné. Tohle pivo mě absolutně odpálilo, je to snad to nejlepší co jsem doposavaď měl a upřímně na delší dobu asi zůstane, aroma tohoto piva je jednoduše grandiózní a o chuti nemluvě, je to nádherná plejáda pestré chuti silných piv, perfektně vybalancovaná a dokonalá, tohle je opravdu nezapomenutelná zkušenost.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
Wow! I let this age several months which might have affected the experience. Dark pour like motor oil with a small tan head. Aroma of oak, chocolate, malt, bourbon. Flavor was magnificent with oak, bourbon, chocolate, malt, honey. The finish was smooth yet tingly from the alcohol.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
On tap at port. Dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, and chocolate with roasty notes. Fine silky palate. Nice spicy chocolate, nutty, bourbon and vanilla taste with a slightly alcoholic finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sephiroth (66) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2008
I forget who sent me this beer, it was a while ago...thanks. From notes: Pours completely still, and of course is completely black. It is not, however, as black as some other big stouts out there. Smells chocolatey, with vanilla and bourbon coming through loud and clear. Alcohol is noticeable. This beer tastes as good as any BA stout. The bourbon barrel flavor would be too much in another beer, but this one has a vast richness of other flavors as well. Lots of chocolate. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and coating. Truly one of the GOAT.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Rating #100.....finally an excuse to open this one.

Bottle via mailorder from Joey at South Bay Drugs And Liquor.

Appearance
Pours like motor oil 10,000 miles past when it should have been changed with a small yet bubbly light brown head.

Smell
Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, toasted barley, malt, and some hints of fruits.

Taste
Wow, this rich bourbony beast has a nice decadent chocolate, roasty coffee, bourbon all in wonder flavor going on. The mouthfeel is very full and amazing and the flavors all come together into a blissful co-existance. Notes of fruits linger at the finish but don’t overpower the other desirable flavors of this beast.

Final Thoughts
I’m very glad that I chose this as #100, it did not let me down in any way. This simply put is an amazing brew in a class of it’s own. Simply an amazing world class brew!!!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2010 Draft at Teresa’s. Pours deep mahogany brown with an oily, slick surface and a razor thin white lacy head. Aroma is very similar to Angel’s Share; bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and roasty malts. Body is full and rich, but not as thick as expected. Silky, slightly smokey palate. Finish has a touch of hop bitterness and a nice warming in the throat. Excellent American strong.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc (1622) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 I purchased this for $16 for a single bottle from a liquor store in the San Diego area, consumed with a friend in Portland, OR. When I purchased this, it was something my future wife just threw in the basket because the RateBeer small advertisement next to it said 100 rating. When I was in line, I saw the price and almost put it back. I’m very happy I didn’t! Aroma consisted of brandy, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, very sweet and it felt like there was 1000 aromas going on at the same time. Appearance is black with a thin brown head. Taste consisted of chocolate, very sweet, alcohol is definitely in the mix with a bourbon base, coconut, etc. As with the aroma, there’s about 1000 things going on with this beer and it’s very smooth...the ingredients aren’t fighting each other. Very happy that I was able to have this.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 1, 2013
This has been one of my white whales for a long time, really glad it finally made it out to chicago. Has a strange astringent red vinegar smell, but looks great. Wow, amazingly pleasant smooth complex taste. Butterscotch, plum, nutmeg, sherry, and fig. So smooth...almost too smooth, the mouthfeel could be creamier and slightly more bourbon bite. Overall, its still amazing and worth the price if you see it.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (2522) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at Lost Abbey in Escondido. Pours dark brown. Aroma is oak and dark fruits. Really fantastic. Holy cow amazing stuff really really great. Not much else to say. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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