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RATINGS: 1043   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 Sampled from bottle at Pre-DLD! April 2008. Oh, yes. Very black and oily. Nose shows some nice fruits that in the wrong hands could make it taste like cough syrup, but not here. Instead, some nice plums and currants. A little roastiness that tends it toward a stout. A great warmer of a beer. Additional sample, Sept. 2010. With a few more non-beer geeks around trying this evil looking black tar, I got more interesting comments. Godiva Chocolate of Liqueur. Red Wine. Even Jaegermeister. Prunes. Just goes to show, itís very complex, eh?


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1600) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2015
sampler that poured almost black with smallish mocha head. the aroma was heavenly. dark roasted malts and chocolate, booze, oak, vanilla, deep and true. the flavors held most of the same absolutely wonderful. nice boozey note to it...blended with the malts and chocolate, oak, vanilla, be still my beating heart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brunomoreno (22) - BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2015
Dark pour with liw tan head. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla and hints of spirits. High body

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (261) - USA - MAY 12, 2015
Someone I know thought it was humorous that I said I was raging to try this beer, but Iím telling you that every time I saw the bottle my taste buds would start doing jumping jacks to get ready...in case I decided to make the leap.This beer comes with a rep. The cork comes free with a practiced wrist and a coaxing tug, releasing the aroma immediately and allowing my watering mouth a suggestive tease. I tip the glass and pour slowly, watching the thick, black-walnut flow broach the rising head; a foam the color of dark mocha, deep, wet and soft. The thick cap vanishes into a swirling galaxy on the surface in a matter of minutes. The aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, becoming more heady and aromatic over the course of the review. I tip the glass and pull the brew slowly through my mouth, feeling the cool liquid find its way beneath the soft undersides of my tongue, stinging it just a touch. Dark, bourbon-soaked, over-ripe fruits come alive in the flavor and accent the dark chocolate perfectly, the vanilla still very apparent in the aroma and adding a mellow groove to the experience. The heavy body is a bit oily, not sticking to my tongue, but glancing over it, the carbonation is soft and the finish only long enough to make me think I should have bought another bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
c1raider (67) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Really intense, abv shows itself in abundance. Vanilla, toffee, caramel, anise, very carbonated. Not worth the extreme premium

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (201) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
8 oz glass from the East side. Dark, thick and black. Strong bourbon aroma with molasses, vanilla and oak. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Smooth!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - APR 19, 2015
2010 vintage. pours dark brown color with coffee head. The aroma is roasted barley blended with chocolate. The flavor is caramel and alcohol. Drinkable given its strength.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2015
On tap at Stong Ale Fest - 2015. Pour is deep black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Dark chocolate, coffee, some vanilla, wood, bourbon, toffee, raisins, and prunes in the aroma. Taste is Big raisins, figs, brown sugar, dates, lots of bourbon, caramel malty, and somewhat vinous. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Tasty stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2015
Strong bourbon notes with the oak, vanilla, and some chocolate coming through too. Real nice dark brown color accented by the reddish amber hue along the edges. Not much in the way of a foam cap but spotty slight lacing is there. Beautiful bourbon flavor intertwined with oak, vanilla, and cocoa. Pretty full bodied on the palate with a creamy feel finishing with some heat. Absolutely wonderful whiskey barrel aged stout!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2419) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2015
Massive beer. Itís in a characteristic profile thatís not to my personal taste - lotís of dark ripe fruits like dates, raisins, figs, plus molasses with very dark/black malts/grains. Luckily I could pick up a bit of roasty dryness to balance it a touch, not nearly enough, but it helped.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3878) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Anchorage Feb í15 Tasting: Poured a black brown with a bubble head. Aroma was coconut, bourbon, and nice sweetness. Taste was an alcohol burn with vanilla, bourbon, and dark fruit. Super hot!


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