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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours deep reddish brown with an almost nonexistent tan head. Huge, complex aroma- caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, roasted grains, molasses, oak. Flavor much like the aroma, hides 12% well, smooth and roasty. Each sip accentuates another aspect of the flavor. Sippin’ beer, nuances galore, slight coffee as it warms. It started excellent and improves with each drink. WOW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1078) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours pitch black with a half finger tan head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, woody notes, dark fruits, molasses, coffee, dark coco, vanilla, and a little booze. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some butterscotch, and mild hop bitterness. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, warming, slightly boozy, medium-long finish. Overall, a excellent strong ale that borders on imperial stout territory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3324) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Toronado, Seattle. Colour is black with small brownish head white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Very heavy stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (644) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
(375ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 6 2015) Pours basically black with a small tan head fading quickly to a ring. Aroma has lots of bourbon spirit notes, some vanilla/wood too, some pretty intense fudge/toffee malts, almost creamy, fruity prune-type notes, a bit of nutty toasted malt too. Palate loaded with malt, toffee/fudge/raw sugar/milk chocolate/toast, and also lots of bourbon flavour. Vanilla oak and prunes as well, fleshing it out and giving just a little fruit acidity. Quite sweet overall but with some spicy whiskey alcohol heat towards the finish drying it out, and subtle roast too for bitterness. Full bodied, creamy and oily, with soft but active carbonation. Big big beer. Warming and maybe a touch too sweet to be really drinkable. Total sipper. Hides its alcohol well. It’s definitely a good one, but really calls for a cold night and a fire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
Lightly fruity with plums, raisins and burned sugar, very little toasted malts and a decent bourbon oakiness to it, a bit vanilla, wood, and alcohol is a bit too forward, in general it’s very thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
langeveld12 (272) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Pours an average light brown frothy head that slowly diminishes. Body is black some sparkles are viible at the surface of the glass. Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, hay, caramel milk chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, nuts and strong coffee), light hops (pine, grass, orange zest), light yeasts (barnyard, leather) and grape, raisin, bourbon, pine apple, cask wood, peach and other sweet fruits,spices, banana, vanilla and apple. flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet,followed by sweet (and bourbon), sweet and light bitter, sweet and bitter and finishing in espresso bitter and bourbon. Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. subtle, balanced and complex with bourbon coming through from time to time. The way I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1157) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
dense beige head leaves structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is coconut, bit of onion, very boozy, vanilla. taste like aroma, lots of coconut with a long bitter finish. quite dense mouthfeel, quite carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1239) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2010 shared by Marcus. Pours black with no head. Taste is Carmel with that old beer raisin flavor. Drinks smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (892) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle split 5 ways as part of Dangerous Bottleshare 5.0. Jet black pour with a tiny tan head. Loads of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some soy sauce and light licorice. Hides the ABV pretty good. Tasty stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2015
Couleur entre ambre foncé et noir, mousse jaunâtre peu épaisse, nez sur le café et la vanille bien sûr, mais aussi un côté viandé, de la cerise aigre comme dans une Rodenbach et des fruits noirs. Bouche puissante, pas très concentrée, mais avec une belle ampleur, sur les arômes du nez, un peu d’amertume, jamais trop lourde. Longue finale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (2397) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle, 12.7fl oz (whatever that may mean), vintage 2011. Pours pretty viscous as promised, black with absolutely no head. Aroma is spicey bourbon, vanilla, malted milk biscuit, custardy, maybe a touch of oxidation. Body is medium to big, very smooth, low carbonation. Taste is also very smooth, chocolate and vanilla, sweet malt, oaky, tangy dark fruit, a little sharp bourbon booziness towards the end. Very good. I never thought I’d say this...but maybe it’s too big. Reminds me of some big sweet barley wines I’ve had. Too much for one person - doesn’t leave you wanting more!

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