Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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.

ewestern's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Wonderful aroma of malts with a nice oak and bourbon blanket to it. Flavor is mostly roasted malts in the form of dark chocolate with some hints of coffee. Smooth and soft with an alcohol bite and bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeyo1 (463) - 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 (1792) - 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 (1952) - 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 (341) - 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 (1856) - Järvenpää, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (349) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
22/08/2015 – sample (bottle) @ Gents Bierfestival shared with JorisPPattyn, Sebletitje, 77ships & PriorL Black colour, no head.Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, some caramel. Oily, smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5900) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
(Thx! for sharing) Sampled 375 ml. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Very dark brown with no head, doesn’t appear to be carbonated. Nose is oxidation with big boozy bourbon, thick sweet malt, barrel & oak is huge, vanilla & even more bourbon on top of bourbon with malts. Taste is oxidized bourbon syrup, warming, light leaves, huge oak, vanilla, sugar, caramel syrup, malts,… Flat. Might have been a touch better with a touch less oxidation & some carbonation but a great beer still if you love malts, barrel & a lot of bourbon in your beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1235) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Very thick, oily, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol. Nice but a bit extreme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IvoR (90) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Pours black with a small tan head. Flavor is malty with a strong feel of bourbon. Not a very easy drink with its high alcohol content but very enjoyable nonetheless. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Poured a near pitch black color with a very small head. Aroma was roasted malts, smooth bourbon notes, vanilla. Some coffee and chocolate hides in there. Alcohol is there. Oh it’s there.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 107

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50