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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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This Schwarzbier has been "imperialized" (alcohol content increased) and then left to age in tequila barrels (used Jack Daniels barrels which are then used by Republic Tequila to age there tequila to Repasado or Anejo styles). Aging this unique beer in tequila barrels adds subtle flavors of vanilla and oak while the tequila adds a mild citrus/agave sweetness. At 8.2% alcohol by volume Senor Viejo is our strongest, most seasoned beer. About the name: Senor Viejo meaning "very old man" or "the old one". Schwarzbier, or "black beer", is a German dark lager beer. It has an opaque, black color and a full, chocolaty or coffee flavor. Although they share some similar flavors they are milder tasting and less bitter than British stouts or porters, owing to the use of lager rather than ale yeast and no roasted barley.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Brown black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is light coffee and roasted malt. Sweet toasted malt flavor, a hinto coffee, and abv. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Deep brown in color with off-white head. Roasty with a touch of tequilla but not so noticable if you dont know about the tequila...and a touch of lager yeastiness. Light but roasty malt aroma. On tap at the Whip In

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Black with a cream head. Nose is wood, tequilla, light chocolate, and roasted malts. Heavy roasted malts, light tequila, wood, chocolate, and a smooth finishn.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Itzjerm (1277) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2012
OK Iíll have to say I donít like tequila, but I do love imprialized beers. Since this is a dark lager, it really lacks in the ale flavors... this allows the slight tang of tequila to stand out. nothing really impressive though... skip it. No aroma little flavor ... it is a lager though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
At gabf. Pours dark brown. Notes of coffee & bourbon on the nose. Palate has chocolate flavor with a good tequila burn.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
(Draught) espresso brown pour with creamy tan head. Nose of graham cracker, toasted coconut, sweet chocolate, chocolate cream, rich, raisins, and a bit herbal. Taste of coconut, tons of oak, chocolate malt, cream, a bit lacking in chocolate flavor from what I expected based on the nose, and somewhat under-carbonated. Light body with an odd medicinal linger.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
On tap at the Draught House at the 43rd Anniversary party. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of lightly roasted malts with just a little bit of cocoa, as well as a little bit of oak and some spice. For a beer that has more than 8 percent alcohol you canít really detect any in the aroma. The flavor is where the tequila aging becomes more evident. I get quite a bit of earthiness and oak in the flavor, as well as some of the lightly toasted/roasted malt from the aroma. There is a little bit of spice in the flavor, possibly from the barrel aging. The chocolate from the aroma was not really present in the flavor. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
A very dark brown beer, but not black. It has a quickly diminishing, light tan head. The aroma is of sweet black malt, milk and sugar. The taste is of wet barley, dry cocoa and bittering hops. It finishes with a punch and a slight burn. Good? Thatís for you to decide. Satisfying?... youíre damn straight.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with medium beige head. Aroma of insecticide, roasted grain, and wood. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted grain, caramel, and wood.


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