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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
I have been a fan of Old Viscosity for some time but had not had the chance to try the older variety. All I can say is that it was worth the wait in more ways than one. This is a very dark and strong beer that has sweet, malty flavor that is supported by the oak aging. The hops serve to mellow out the sweetness and the aroma is great. A must have!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
magicalpoet (24) - Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
So good! Like Bourbon County crossed with KBS. Bourbon forward with coffee and some chocolate. Nearly if not perfection. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Poured from a corked pint bottle purchased at Port Brewery/Lost Abbey deep brown black with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon. Taste is roasted malted cocoa with strong alcohol burn that is totally warming while wonderful. This is one thick delicious mouth feel. Sweetness is strong but the bourbon finish makes pretty much perfect. Overall this will be in my top 10 of great brews consumed in 2013. Wished Port had not limited our buy to only one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Sometimes I scare myself for giving raving reviews all the time but this beer deserves it. I canít find much of anything wrong with it. Pours out as an intimidating asphalt black. Thick. The flavor will blow your mind. So smooth and I would say an easy sipper for sure. Not hot. You definitly get that oak and vanilla quality from the bourbon aging but it isnít the dominate flavor (like in Old Rasputin XII). The finish reminds me of Bitter Cocoa powder....like a dark chocolate cake with a lot of DARK chocolate. Sweet, yet dry and bitter. Love it. Such a well mad Strong Ale. I love roasty malts baby.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
halfonit (1278) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2011
Pours a nice and black color. Aroma is of sweeter malts, oak, vanilla, coconut, and some bourbon. Flavor is of chocolate, oak, vanilla, malts, and some bourbon. Full bodied with a great palate. Leaves a sweeter malt and chocolate finish. Great! Just great!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
On draft at Local Option in Chicago. This has to be one of the best beers Iíve ever had on draft. The aroma was intense. Full of maple, rolled oats,bourbon, brown sugar and malts. Flavor wasnít over boozy and pretty easy to drink. ABV masked very well on this one. A real treat of a beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
375ml bottle.2011 vintage.Wow.Pours a black/brown with a thin brown head that laces the glass.Nose is mind blowing with notes of chocolate,raisin,bourbon and anise.Mouthfeel is silky smooth and creamy with tastes of coffee,chocolate,milk,oaky bourbon and dark fruit with NO EVIDENCE OF ABV!!! One of the all time beers.Smoking!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Pours black with barely more than absolutely no visible carbonation. Lots of malty, chocolatey, toffee-ey aromas along with wood, some soy, molasses, milk, leather, leaves, spiced raisin bread, almond, light char, light citrus. The bourbon is not insane and in your face like a lot of other bourbon beers where it seems like they are just pouring bourbon into the beer. When I poured it, there was no head at all, but if I swirl it, I get a nice dense creamy brown head that fades back to a small ring and island in not much time. The taste is incredible. I canít believe the bourbon is so mellow and not overpowering, yet, along with the malty richness, it is the main focus. The texture is incredibly soft and smooth with just a little bite of alcohol. The carbonation is low but still enough to really drive some flavor into the tongue. Amidst all of the bourbon and silky sweet malt, there is just enough hop character to add the delicate balance that is needed. This is the best bourbon beer Iíve ever had. I was really expecting something just over the top insane, but this is smooth, delicate and delicious. And this is this years vintage. I can only imagine how this develops 2-4 years down the road.

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