RATINGS: 1145   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 18/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2008 bottle. Cork popped out easily - no lack of carbonation here. Poured back with a big tan head. Lots of lace. Aroma of oak, bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol. Taste is also heavy bourbon, with plenty of roasted malt, some fruit. Light alcohol burn in the finish. Very nice beer. Full mouth with plenty of carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2009
375 mL bottle, 2008 version, sampled March 2009: black with rusted-gold highlights at the edges...large brown, tight bubbled foam. Cherry & oak aromatics cover some lactic sweetness and earthy undertones. Extremely mild bourbon barrel aging...only a subtle hint of alcohol sweetness...strong roasted malts cover the whiskey flavours that all too often over power beer aged is spent casks. Completely understated alcohol. Match-stick bitterness and dusty chocolate are welcomed flavours that linger. The palate is slightly thin, though creamy. A wonderful beer to sit with on what I hope is one of the last cold days of the winter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
375ml purchased from the brewery. What else can you say about Tomme Aurthur and Port/ Lost Abbey...... Pours a midnight black with a big chocolaty head. Nose was a perfect blend of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a touch of coffee, chocolate, and some dark fruits. Smooth vanilla on the palate with bourbon and oak on the finish. I.....need.......more......of....this!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for sharing at the bockyhorsey fiasco. Pours jet black with no head. Aroma is of heavy bourbon, coconut, and some light oak and roast. At this point I was sort of dreading the taste, being somewhat of a hater of bourbon beers. Taste is quite buttery (diacetyl or possibly from oxidation during extended barrel aging I would guess), smooth bourbon, smooth alcohol, and some nice coconut hints. As thick as a beer could possibly come. Comes off as somewhat one-dimensional, but not necessarily in a bad way. It showcases what it has really well. This was quite a surprise and would be quite enjoyable on a really cold night to share with friends.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Lots of vanilla and bourbon and oak and roastiness and chocolate, and overall goodness. :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2009 Wow, is this a finely conditioned beer, with a spectacular body! Incredible grayish brown colored head atop a solid body, very dark, nearly black. The aroma is incredible, with coffee, raisin, bourbon, milk. The body is thicker than most beers, it seems, and I dont usually call a beers body thick. Bourbon is well-melded with an outrageously huge sweet candied flavor, with a touch of milky mocha. Tomme does sweet well, to my taste - complex. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 bottle cracked at the bockyhorseys by rustychiles...

pours very dark brown nearly black with porter-like ruby brown at the edges and no head whatsoever. lots of bourbon-y sweetness in the nose along with molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla/oak and something menthol/minty/sinus numbing near the end of the sniff... perhaps hops? probably alcohol? either way it is odd. the palate, as i feared, is far too sweet... flavors of molasses, bourbon and its spice, brown sugar, malt powder, roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla with a dry, bitter and nearly ashy finish. full bodied from the sheer volume of residual sugar. thick syrupy and rather brutish mouth feel. theres a perfectly fine beer hiding in there under that sweetened blanket...8/5/5/3/15/3.6

i had a chance to try this on tap at papago... creamier across the palate and much more balanced. the sharp boozy notes fade in to coffee and roast... the bourbon still dominates but it is softer and much more pleasant. 8/5/7/4/15/3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours a dark chestnut brown/black with brown head. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted malt, smoke, and hints of dark fruit. Thick mouth feel. Not surprisingly, very nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle from ygtbsm94. Man what a beer. Holy shit. black pour wtih a small brown head. Aroma is so luscious...bourbon, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, oak and heaven. Flavor is full and bad ass. bourbon notes hit but do not overpower. Chocoolate, molasses, vanilla and oak follow. Damn this is just a near perfect beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Taster, on tap at Lost Abbey. Pours black with a mocha head. The aroma screams of barrel aged goodness, buttery vanilla, oak, bourbon, and roasty chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, and pretty sweet but not cloying. Its just thick and buttery and rich and pretty much just how I like my big barrel aged beers. The only issue is that it doesnt seem to finish as strong as it starts, seems like the flavors kind of fall off. Better than the OLD Viscosity.

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