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RATINGS: 1071   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bourbon, light vanilla and some dark chocolate. Pours jet black and syrupy with quickly dissipating mocha head. Bitter and astringent finish with some caramel. Not really my thing. Bottle from julios liquors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flatearthman (3) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
I consider this a Barleywine. May also call this a Strong Ale. Black as night with a tan creamy head. Oakie bourbon subtle sweet nose. Front pallet has smooth palate with a sweet malt with molasses taste and a bittersweet back pallet that warms the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
X (160) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Blackish pour. Strong aroma of raisins, dates, vanilla, anise and whiskey. Taste is similar to the nose. Palate is full. Finishes long and satisfying. Decent. Paired well with some aged Scottish cheddar cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle. Thick layer of malt, vanilla and coffee. Full body, slick mouthfeel. Estery, giving way to subtle booze, with some licorice in the finish. Light woody notes throughout. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (4597) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
11/11/2009 11:11:22 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with tan head. Nice malty nose with caramel and plenty of bourbon. Taste of caramel, whisky, malts and bourbon. Really nice and thick. Syrupy. Nice one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeyo1 (487) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aged 4 years. Dark brown with no head at all. Sweet and perfectly vinous aroma with chocolate, raisins, dates, bourbon vanilla & oak. Backing cocoa, leather and licorice, warming alcohol. Thick, sweet and big bodied palate with no carbonation. Flavors of cocoa, caramel, scorched sugar, toffee, licorice, dates, oak, vanilla and figs. Warming, well integrated alcohol in mid taste. Nice quite dry finish with coffee like bitterness and lingering licorice, nuts, leather and dried dark fruits. A little astringent banana peel feeling (but no taste of banana) in the aftertaste coupled with alcohol and hints of butterscotch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is intense dark chocolate, fruits, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, tar. Flavor is intense sweetness, dark chocolate, roast, Bourbon, malt, soy. Finish is dark chocolate bitter with alcohol burn and lingering sweetness. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2015
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks. Pitch black beer, small brown head. Nose is vanilla, roast, tar, soy sauce, bourbon, oak. Flavor is smooth roast, oak, soy sauce, vanilla, bourbon. Finishes with soy, roast, booze and bourbon, peat. The finish is really close to drinking actual bourbon and/or scotch because of the alcohol, vanilla and peat. Still, a nice sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lambister (348) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2015
33cl bottle, thanks to k0mpsa. Deep dark brown color with slight white head. Really rich nose with loads of aromas like dirt and spices. Tight rich dry palate. Lenghty finish with loads of flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1927) - Tuusula, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Nice aroma has vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate, very balanced. Coffee, roasty, lot of chocolate, vanilla notes.

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