RATINGS: 1157   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Poured thick and viscous out of the bottle. The color was almost black with brown highlights sneaking out. A short ring of brown foam appeared. No lacing to speak of. The aroma was boozy, chocolate, malts and some vanilla. The flavor was chocolate, bourbon and vanilla with a bit of a hop bite towards the end. Full bodied mouthfeel. A sipper. Great beer, but Im glad I shared the bottle as I think drinking this on my own would have been a tad laborious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
06 vintage on draft at Resurrection Alehouse. Pours jet black, very little mocha head. Aroma is dominated by bourbon, with only hints of caramel and chocolate coming though. Taste is very boozy, with a rich chocolate and coffee finish. While you could still taste the alcohol, this was strangely incredibly smooth. I had to spread this out over the whole meal as it wasnt all that drinkable. As much as I love Old Viscosity, this didnt quite do it for me, and I may be in the minority in saying that Old Vis is better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2009
Dark brown with no head. Aroma is heavy woody bourbon, vanilla, molasses, alcohol, cheap chocolate and light caramell. Body is "viscous" and slimey with extremely low carbonation (which I belive works ok for this kind of brew.) Flavour is similar to aroma but more concentrated and hot with a rather lovely strong bourbon finish with perfectly intergrated warming alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2011 2010 375ml bottle thanks to aplusbreaks. pours a light black, dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. wonderful bourbon / oak / dark fruit nose. thick body with layers of bourbon, wood, vanilla, raisins, plums, dates, coffee and chocolate. nice carbonation - mellow but not flat. hot finish with more bourbon and oak. the sweet dark fruits come forward really well throughout the finish.

sample from the pitcher at GABF on 9/26/09... pours a light black with a little tan head... big strong bourbon nose... very smooth medium body with notes of coffee, vanilla and more bourbon... excellent strong and smooth finish... I really want a bottle of this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoth (678) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap (Sept 26th). Pours dark brown with a medium tan head, some lacing. Strong sweet bourbon aroma and molasses. Full body, rich, hot and velvety. Bourbon, chocolate, and coffee flavors, almost cloyingly sweet, with a mild earthy dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Bottle from 08. Pours black with a nice tan head to it. Has a smell of bourbon and brown sugar. Has a bourbon, vanilla, and some coffee in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, day 1: Big whiskey nose. Darkly roasted. Wafty espresso. And a rather large alcohol bite. Nice level of hop bitterness, but the sweetness won in the end. Hints of coconut and vanilla could be found in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bman1113vr. Black pour with almost no head. Aroma is cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon, oak, brown sugar. Flavor is meaty, maple, light coffee, slightly boozy. Great syrupy mouthfeel!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1845) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2011 375 mL bottle purchased 1 year ago from South Bay Drugs (replaces an earlier review from GABF 2009). Pours black with a short khaki head. Swirling the glass leaves a slick residue on the side. The aroma is of bourbon, alcohol, and dark fruit. Incredible flavor of vanilla, oak, espresso, booze, dark chocolate cake, and coconut. Very strong alcohol presence. This is an exceptional beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3620) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Draft at 2009GABF. Pours a thin short lived head over a dark, brown/black (SR 38) clear body.....nose is loaded with, coffee, chocolate, coconut....taste is similar, with loads of coffee, chocolate, coconut, finishing with a medium hop bitterness....mouth feel is thick and rich, carbonation adds to the creaminess. An excellent example of what can be done with balanced big forces.

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