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RATINGS: 1053   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and some lacing. Aroma of bourbon and oak with some notes of roasted malt. Taste is also dominated by some nice notes of bourbon with some light oak with some lightly sweet roasted malt notes. Texture is somewhat oily with average carbonation and full body. Alcohol is definitely not too apparent and bourbon is well balanced. Very good over all but I have to admit I was expecting more character from this beer, this is easily drinkable and I would have never guessed the 12% of ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2008
FoBAB 2008, Chicago: This poured a thick dark brown with a skinny tan head. The first scent to hit the nose is Bourbon followed by dark chocolate, dark dried fruit, roasted malt, dark caramel, cold coffee, and charred wood. Oily mouthfeel. Amazingly drinkable, everything from the nose blending together smoothly. Where’s the alcohol?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. Black beer with reddish highlights and a tan head. Bourbon and caramel malt aroma. Bourbon and toffee flavor with malt and vanilla. Fuller bodied. Bourbon and toffee lingers with a light roastiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
Flaske, delt med Theis. Sort med et lille nøddebrunt skum. Dufter og smager af soya, mørk bitter chokolade, træ, vanilie og mørke frugter.Tyk og olieret mundfylde.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
Bottle. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma with lots of dried fruits and notes of wood, vanilla and alcohol. Light roasted flavour of dried fruits, wood, vanilla and alcohol with notes of liquorice. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5781) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
(375ml corked and caged bottle thanks to mar) Pours black with dark tan head. Nose is alcoholic, cumin, toasted spices. Taste is unsweetened chocolate, but one dimensional for me. Well carbonated and a great coffee linger which is the best part of this beer. Glad to have had this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Smells and looks like a SA triple bock bit is much better in terms of flavor and the smoothness. Lots of soy and chocolate and bourbon. 08 bottle so it actually had some carbonation instead of being flat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2968) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Draft at 2009GABF. Pours a thin short lived head over a dark, brown/black (SR 38) clear body.....nose is loaded with, coffee, chocolate, coconut....taste is similar, with loads of coffee, chocolate, coconut, finishing with a medium hop bitterness....mouth feel is thick and rich, carbonation adds to the creaminess. An excellent example of what can be done with balanced big forces.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
FoBAB tasting. Pours a translucent dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Plenty of bourbon barrel plus some caramel in the nose. Medium body and light carbonation. Oaky vanilla in the taste, along with roasted nuts and cookie dough. Dry, oaky finish.

3.9
   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 it’s 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.


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