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RATINGS: 1153   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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3.5
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Black with a lasting beige head. This "beer" just screams bourbon. The nose is dominated by it with just glimpses of oak, vanilla, and chocolate peeking through. Bourbon is the major player in the flavor department as well, just a bit of vanilla and cocoa come through and they may have come from the bourbon. Body is medium-thin. Not at all impressed with the flavor but have to hand it to them for making this as smooth as it is. Would never have guessed that it is 12% abv.

4.4
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Sampled at the brewery for RBSG 08. Pours a deep black with a small tan head that fades into a ring. Huge bourbon-malt aroma, sweet, sharp, and a bit boozy. Big sweet malt taste, with wood and bourbon notes, and a lot of alcohol. Lingering sweet malt-bourbon flavors. Delicious.

4.3
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
new 2010 vintage, $16, not bad. nice pour, excellent carbonation. as always, a complete bourbon bomb here, which i love. its super smooth, nice slight heat, excellent malty flavor, both roasty and distilled. a tasty ale. the nose is a tad hot right now, the body o dont mind, but both should age really, really nicely this year. im definitely picking up a few of these for the cellar.

4.3
hivemind (916) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle at Lost Abbey w Andy, James and Dallas. Excellent beer with many similarities to Angels Share. Mily, smooth and chocolately, but a little stronger on the hops and more bitter which take away from the drinkability. Still absolutely awesome.

4.3
Staffan47 (909) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
Å herre jävlar. Det här var jag inte riktigt beredd på. -Ska vi ta en sån här? , den är ju ganska bra.. Säger Johan. Vafan det är ju absolut värdsklass!! betalade vi en hundring var delat på tre pers vill jag minnas. Ååå så ljuvligt. Får flashbacks till den gamla goda tiden då goose Island fortfarande var ett oberoende bryggeri. Underbart! Tack grabbar!!!

3
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2009
[Bottle] Pours black and absolutely dead ass fuckin’ flat. Aroma is really quite nice and full despite no bubbles to help volatilize it, huge sweet bourbon barrel nose, vanilla, and coconut, hints of bittersweet chocolate, and booze. Flavor is strong and rich, but again, without any carbonation, it just dangles flaccid and uninteresting on the tongue. There is lots of booze and bourbon, barrel tannin, dry chocolate, and a real chalkiness. If this was carbonated it would be fantastic, but as it sits in my glass, it’s just another mediocre offering from Tomme Arthur. This whole ’Abbey’ thing really gives me the vibe of him being like one of those scary evangelical preachers that promises to deliver you to whatever respective mecca they’re selling you, but it just all ends up being one big scam. Well luckily my investment to this point has been fairly limited.

3.9
darbeer75 (907) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Aroma: lots of bourbon with some dry mustiness of a traditional stout; Appearance: pitch black with thick tan head that dissipates almost immediately; Taste: follows nose - lots of sweet bourbon with some additional complexity; Palate: very heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: right on the edge of being too bourbony but settles on the right side.

4.4
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Get a slight bit of the bourbon in the aroma.Pours dark black with a tan head.Very sweet malt balanced weel with the bourbon in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with some roasted malts in the finish.

4.2
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Near black pour with no head. Massive bourbon aroma with soy, black strap molasses, huge smoke note and lots of volatile alcohol. The flavor is overwhelming charred oak, vanilla, soy sauce, and bitter dark chocolate. The body is syrupy with low carbonation. Man, this beer is just HUGE.

4.3
RRistow12 (893) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma is sweet with bourbon and caramel notes as well as some dark fruits. Taste is very complex. Bourbon flavor with caramel, syrup, dark fruits, oak, toffee, vanilla and some toasty notes. Excellent and complex beer that hides the alcohol very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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