MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Dr_Fellini (535) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a thick pitch black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, molasses, touch of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor has a huge bourbon character, with lots of vanilla, molasses, and roasted malts. Medium to heavy body with a thick creamy mouthfeel and a lingering vanilla and light chocolate. Extraordinary!
kbudd19 (707) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Black and viscous with a small layer of mocha head. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, very spirits forward. Taste is light bitterness up front, toward the middle the flavour explodes with hints of vanilla, oak, and chocolate. Finish is smooth with a spirit like aftertaste, full bodied, plenty of carbonation. Very well integrated stuff. Excellent.
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exactly what it says. Bourbon is not over powering. But it does bite going down a Little. Rich deep color and beautiful head coloring. Would have again.
teorn88 (2707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog rating. 375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. It pours a deep dark brown color with almost no head to speak of. Just a small ring of beige bubbles around the sides of the glass. Aroma is big bold and complex with notes of boozy bourbon, oak chips, vanilla pod, milk chocolate shake, toffee pudding, roasted coffee beans, dates marmalade. Taste is big sweet and bold with more bourbon, wood, leather, vanilla, chocolate fudge, red berries compote, toffee. Finishes estery, with notes of port wine, mildly bitter and dry. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, a big bold bourbon monster, I liked it quite a lot
BOSSbrewer (1970) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
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AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with tan head. Aroma is roast chocolate malt with alcohol. Taste is roast chocolate malt, molasses and brown sugar. Great beer.
gregnsteve01 (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant backing of bourbon rounds out the bouquet with a rich quantity of caramel and vanilla tones. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel with a silky texture. Sweeter and more vinous that the regular run of Old Viscosity.
Yorker (1338) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and dark fruits - with a bitter finish.
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/15/14 3rd beer of the night at Bar-Ly on tap. Always wondered about this one but always way too expensive. Turned out it was only $7.50 on tap.
Super beer. Everything you'd want in a BA beer. Probably top 5 in the style
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Weezel (213) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge bourbon, vanilla and chocolate aromas. Nice black pour with little head or foam. The taste is a bit more subdued with marshmallow and vanilla mixed with a sweet thick malt. Really good but a bit lacking in depth.