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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle. I’m rating two years side by side but they managed to be very similar so it counts like one. Pours pretty much black with huge chocolate head. Aroma is kind of lighter than you’d expect but has bourbon present along with some chocolate and toffee. Flavor is potent with bourbon, oak, vanilla and rich roasty malts. Smooth beyond belief. Not overpowering in the least and the alcohol is hard to find, this one really does not fall under the category of challenging huge beers but instead along the lines of well crafted and well balanced drinkable barrel aged goodness. Among the BB releases I find the 08 to be the most subtle at this time. Good lord I wish I had bigger bottles of this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle, 12.0%. Good vanilla aroma. Black colour. Small light brown head. The flavour has a lot of vanilla and alcohol. Some booze in the finish. Actually a lot of booze, quite bitter but not bad at all. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1975) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Black with small light tan head. Chocolate, dried fruit and light vanilla aroma. Light cocout, bit not sure if it’s just remains of the previous rating... Strong alcoholic burst almost disguising the malty bourbon flavour. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nevalainen (393) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Color is black with tiny off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel. Taste is sweet, warming with alcohol. A good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (4689) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of barrel and malt, with roasty notes and touchesof coffee and chocolate and lactose. Bitter, roasty flavour with notes of barrel, vanilla and malt. Astringent and slightly acidic aftertaste with boozy and barrellike notes. Very nice. Yummy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (495) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottled. Aroma is dark malt and bourbon. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is dark fruit with bourbon and dark favors. Palate has some cherry, but mainly fruit. Overall, a good beer that deserves some respect and dignity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Nose is moderate booziness with a touch of sherry oxidation. Light dried fruits, figs. Dark brown to black, medium sized, light brown head. Actually laces well. Taste is immediately boozy followed by a string alcohol warming. Second sip shows some licorice, anise, and some more oxidation, but isn’t papery. Overall pretty decent. The barrel seems to mask most of the beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopverdju (206) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2015
Zwarte kleur met weinig schuim. Geur geroosterde mout, koffie, karamel, Smaak: wat stroperig en romig, gedroogd fruit, bourbon, karamel en vooral koffie. Complex en lekker bier

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1007) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle pours a black color with a small off white head. Aromas of bourbon, dark fruits, roasted malt. Full bodied very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guruhso (111) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark syrup, dried fruits and coffee with destintive bourbon notes; oak, tar, smoke. The flavours starts sweet but finish dry with a lasting bourbon booze heat. It is a Full-body beer with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation actually. Intens and good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (1241) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 14, 2015
Huge and kicking beer even after busy tasting evening. Perfect nose, roast and toast maltiness, vanilla, bourbon, wood notes, light licorice dark choco, dark dried fruits. Vinous and smooth, nicely warming. Moderate sweet with moderate bitterness. Highly enjoyable. Was really impressed as it was late evening..

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