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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1637) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Ooh, nice! The roastiness gives it more of a mescal feel than tequila, which is no bad thing. Interesting and unusual without tasting gimmicky.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1559) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2012
On tap at Whip-in) Dark black pour with white head- Nose is wood, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts...Taste is Coffee, wood, light vanilla, alcohol, Roasted nuts, Palate is thiner than expected..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1414) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Nose of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and suggestions of vanilla rise from a black hued pour with a large tan ring and minimal lacing. The taste is malt froward - chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, with hints of coffee and vanilla. As it warms it becomes smoother and more enticing. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a well crafted beer - easy on the palate, very approachable and very enjoyable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Itzjerm (1192) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2012
OK I’ll have to say I don’t 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1099) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown-black with garnet-brown highlights deep in the glass and a lacy, fine-grained, creamy cinnamon-colored head. Nose is brown sugar, aged tequila, baking chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon. Not as sweet on the tongue as on the nose; there’s a definite agave overtone to the smoky roastiness of the schwarzbier that contrasts nicely. The flavor is complex; most of the nose elements are present in the mouth as well. The finish has more spice; along with the creaminess, there’s a spiked eggnog thing going on. I like it a lot.

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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjohnny (365) - - JUL 19, 2014
Cola, earth, malt aroma. Pours very dark red almost black with a thick foamy light tan head that fades slowly leaving lots of foam on the glass. Light bodied. Thin mouthfeel. Earthy. Slightly sweet. Slightly bitter. A little bit of toast and oak and a hint of booze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Brown pour with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, a little oak. Taste is balanced, with a little coffee and oak; tequila is present but not overpowering. Enjoyable, refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (292) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours very dark brown with medium tan head out of bottle. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, and slight hint of oak. Sweet malty flavor with very little hint of tequila. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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