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RATINGS: 1163   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2009
12.7 oz bottle in Buret: Pours dark dark dark black with a hint of blood around the edges. Absolutely no head, just a small Single-file line of bubbles along part of the glass. Massive chocolate aroma with red-wine poached apple. Wonderful strong but not stringent coffee beans circle around the chocolate. Chocolate coated raisins build up as the alcohol and fruit blow off. Nice vinous notes underneath everything as well as a touch of musty basement. Wow! I am already satisfied and I haven’t even tasted it yet! Flavors of coffee sweetened with chocolate syrup and perhaps a touch of condensed milk this sweet chocolate slides back and makes way for coffee with a whiskey kick. Irish coffee?! This is where the hop bitterness and some hop flavor roll on in breaking up the coffee. The hot alcohols stay but don’t become as distracting as they often can. Long coffee, hop and whiskey finish to this slick and thick treat. This really should be a bottle to share... Too bad I opened alone. I’ll have to get another bottle and age it too. All I can say is wowee wow wow!

4
Slipstream (2719) - USA - OCT 29, 2009
Thanks to Adrian for opening one of these interesting, champagne-corked bottles. This poured out black and thick, with a fair amount of coffee in the aroma. Rich, hoppy, full, and strong. An espresso malt flavor is the big thing here. I didn’t really taste much bourbon or barrel - I believe it was the last beer of the night, so maybe my taste buds were starting to lose power. A very good brew, but given how high it is rated, I was hoping for something a little better. I would like to give it another try someday.

4.2
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2009
375 ml bottle courtesy of TheEpeeist and a trade long ago, probably our first. Thanks, Chris! 2008 bottle, I believe. Pours an inky thick black, opaque and murky, no light even on the edges, straight black with a dark brown big bubbly head that dies to a moderate layer, laces pretty well. Aromas are a nice layer of bourbon, wet oak, vanilla, not overly boozy, but a nice sufficient layer, letting some nice roasted malts shine through, a touch of chocolate and cream, good dark fruits of plum and raisins. Nice. Initial is full, a good feel for bourbon without getting annoying or overly boozy, as vanilla, oak, and a good bitterness grab the back end. Chocolate and creaminess, caramel, smoothed out, mixing with lighter coffee, roasted malts, and a full feel. This beer coats the palate, but doesn’t take a too heavy or syrupy of a body on. Reminds me vaguely of Capricho Oscuro Batch #2. Dark fruits slip in behind the scenes, raisins more now, a touch of cakiness, nut, caramel. Leaves a solid bitterness on the palate from roast and coffee. Carbonation is not a deterrent in this beer, as there is a good amount that gives a a nice body, light tickle on the palate that accentuates the roast and bitterness and dryness. Very nice.. as the bourbon isn’t dominant, but has a very synergistic quality to it. Touch of maple syrup. I guess I should have tried the base first though. Cheers!

4.5
17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2009 Rate from The Map Room, draft. Pours a dark brown near black shinny thicker cola color with thin frothy cream color fizzy head. Aroma is wonderful, rich raisins, great oxidation which I have missed in beers of late, sweet but not cloying, nutty, lovely bourban, hot finish but in a great way, rum-raisin, some dark fruit, really lovely, touch of licorice towards the finish. Long rich nutty rum raisin aftertaste that is just slightly ashy. Full bodied, lighter side though, smooth and creamy, avoids being heavy, and also avoids the sticky syrupness of regular viscousity, fine sizzling carbonation that improoves the beer without detracting. Maybe my favorite from Tomme. Fan-freaking-tastic. [This beer actually got more boozy and harder to drink as I drank, opposed to the other way around... I don’t imagine any of the bottles are as good as this is on draft] This beer honestly tastes like Haagen-Daz Rum Raisin ice cream!

4.3
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Pours out a flat black. Smellsi sweet and boozey. Taste is vanilla sweet oak coffee goodness. Very good flavors here chocolate, molasses, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, dark fruit, bourbon,oak and earthy flavors. Very good brew nice and smooth. Great stuff.

4.2
jrob21 (3876) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2009
I couldn’t let this one sit around for too long it was calling my name. Worthy of a nice rating as this is a well made, well aged beer. Smooth, woody, oaky, vanilla laden, roasted malt, a touch of sweetness, and some great fruit flavors show off this beers complexity. Got some nice tan head that didn’t last for too long but confirmed a nice carbonation. Prune, molasses and vanilla aromas. Flavor of roasted malt and oak. Some vanilla again and a little tinge of whiskey peat. Finish is fruity and bittersweet like cocoa and coffee. Good stuff.

3.3
Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2009
Bottled 375ml. Vintage 2009. It pours a very dark beer with no head. Almonds, alcohol, pralines, a lot of plums, raisins, faint acetone, Shōchū, walnut and vanilla in the nose. A lot of Shōchū and walnut showing up in the taste. Sweet. Full bodied. Almonds and acetone sneaking in. No carbonation. Licorice, mint, heather and walnut in the finish which is very alcoholic. Rather dissapointing. I didn’t enjoy this beer that much.

4
adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - OCT 24, 2009
2008 bottle. Pours a black color with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of bourbon, malts, and chocolate cherry. Taste of chocolate malt, cherry, bourbon, and alcohol. Very nice and rich.

4.3
Dedollewaitor (16544) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle @ HJ Hansen, Odense. Pours black with small bubbles on top. Nose is sweet of bourbon and roast. Lots of vanilla and oak. Low carbonation. A bit warm and slick. Taste is bourbon, coffee, vanilla and caramel. A barrel version that really works. Enjoying every sip of this complex masterpiece. Thank you God!

4.4
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Black Pour with a small tan head. Aroma is dark bourbon, vanilla, woody and sugary. Strong dark burnt caramel Malt character with some sweetness, loads of bourbon overtones and booziness. Powerful, Decadent, Thick creamy mouthfeel. a dry vanilla sweetness at the finish. Grandiose


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