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RATINGS: 1113   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 18/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle @ Monk’s: Poured a dark oil brown/black. The aroma was bourbon. The flavor was dark fruit, oak, bourbon, vanilla and dark chocolate. Overall, this is one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Very smooth, perfectly balanced and lots of flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle from ygtbsm94. Man what a beer. Holy shit. black pour wtih a small brown head. Aroma is so luscious...bourbon, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, oak and heaven. Flavor is full and bad ass. bourbon notes hit but do not overpower. Chocoolate, molasses, vanilla and oak follow. Damn this is just a near perfect beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2009
On tap this beer has too much to talk about. this beer needs your time and your undivided attention. coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, OAK, fig, whiskey, toasted grain, OAK changes and grows and changes some more. We laughed and cried. Only thing keeping it from a 5 was the slightly out of balance oak.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernbourbon (1522) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Tap, at The Publican. Pour is total blackness with a very thin/ non-existent brown head. Aroma is simply wonderful: roasted malt, dark fruits, plum, light spiciness, coconut, vanilla, wood, bourbon, and very light alcohol. it smells way too good! Flavor is vanilla, fruit, wood, light bourbon, very creamy chocolate, smooth coffee, and a lightly peppery/ alcohol finish. Just amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
March Madness tasting -

Aroma: Just amazingly intense, yet smooth and alluring at the same time. This is how a beer can cross all kinds of barriers, and still be stellar. Huge notes of maple, oak, bourbon, chocolate malt balls, and roasted coffe. I could smell this for days.

Appearance: Ink black, thick consistency...looks like the gravity still clocks in at a hefty 1.150! Head was small but creamy, light brown in color, spotty bubbles, drippy lacing.

Taste: Oh man, I "hated" having to share this 5 ways but you know...it’s worth it. Bourbon-y goodness, molasses, dark chocolate, black licorice, oak, brown sugar, figs, Almond-Joy...all super-smooth and extremely supple. Nothing clonks you over the head but everything is assertive as all get-out. Might be the best thing to come out of Port Brewing that I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2010
This one pours nicer than the younger sibling with a coal black body and a full, tan, fluffy head which settles to dense, thick froth and leaves tight lacing. The nose is awesome, sweet and fruitier than the original; candied black currants, burnt caramels, toasted oak with a nice straight bourbon tinge, lots of molasses and maple syrup, fudge, burnt oats, and minimal mocha coffee. The flavor is much like the nose but just so intense and rich; scorched maple and molasses, Colombian coffee, leather, candied currants, rich fudge, some burnt caramels, hints of toasted oak, and burned oats. The palate is thick, very full, velvety, chewy, and still nearly lively. The finish takes an eternity with rich fudge taking over with light notes of leather, coffee, and candied currants. Not a bad thing to say about this one; similar to the "Old" but richer, fruitier, thicker, and more refined. Truly unique experience, especially for someone who believes the ’thicker the better’ or the ’richer the better.’ One of my fav’s ever, enough said.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2524) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Maple, walnut, wood and vanilla aroma. Looks appropriately like dirty motor oil; no head. Super chocolatey with those maple, walnut, wood and vanilla tones. A nice warmth going down as well. Notes: 2010 Release on cask at the GBBF ’10 (Also GABF ’09: Bourbony whisky aroma. Jet black with a tan head. Deep flavor; woody strength with a vanilla, alcohol finish. Overall smooth with a bit of walnut and maple syrup notes in the finish)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (24925) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2010
Bottled. Deep quite much black colour, not much, but slight brown head. Aroma is alcohol, raisins, some vanilla, wood, dark fruits, Quite port/madeira wine like notes as well. Flavour is raisins, toffee, brutal plum, thick coffee, mild chocolate and vanilla. Totally brutal in flavour. Probably beats many things I’ve had for the flavour... This is heading for the top...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Had a sip from James. Aroma is an amazing toasty malt with undertones of a dark hop. Flavor is is so nicely balanced with the Bourbon and deep malts. Really an intense brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2010
on tap at the Iron abbey. Black as night and thick as molasses. Rich, deep, oily, like drinking a glass of velvet mud. Chocolate and oak are predominant, but the complexity is overwhelming. A real treat.

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