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RATINGS: 1159   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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4.8
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Rating #100.....finally an excuse to open this one.

Bottle via mailorder from Joey at South Bay Drugs And Liquor.

Appearance
Pours like motor oil 10,000 miles past when it should have been changed with a small yet bubbly light brown head.

Smell
Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, toasted barley, malt, and some hints of fruits.

Taste
Wow, this rich bourbony beast has a nice decadent chocolate, roasty coffee, bourbon all in wonder flavor going on. The mouthfeel is very full and amazing and the flavors all come together into a blissful co-existance. Notes of fruits linger at the finish but don’t overpower the other desirable flavors of this beast.

Final Thoughts
I’m very glad that I chose this as #100, it did not let me down in any way. This simply put is an amazing brew in a class of it’s own. Simply an amazing world class brew!!!

4.8
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2010 Draft at Teresa’s. Pours deep mahogany brown with an oily, slick surface and a razor thin white lacy head. Aroma is very similar to Angel’s Share; bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and roasty malts. Body is full and rich, but not as thick as expected. Silky, slightly smokey palate. Finish has a touch of hop bitterness and a nice warming in the throat. Excellent American strong.

4.8
andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 I purchased this for $16 for a single bottle from a liquor store in the San Diego area, consumed with a friend in Portland, OR. When I purchased this, it was something my future wife just threw in the basket because the RateBeer small advertisement next to it said 100 rating. When I was in line, I saw the price and almost put it back. I’m very happy I didn’t! Aroma consisted of brandy, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, very sweet and it felt like there was 1000 aromas going on at the same time. Appearance is black with a thin brown head. Taste consisted of chocolate, very sweet, alcohol is definitely in the mix with a bourbon base, coconut, etc. As with the aroma, there’s about 1000 things going on with this beer and it’s very smooth...the ingredients aren’t fighting each other. Very happy that I was able to have this.

4.8
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2011
perfect beer! lots of bourbon barrel smell and taste. maintains a strong chocolate smoothness and a strong bitter bite of bourbon. pretty good lacing for a stout of this age. absolutely delicious beer. 9.5 now and 10 with a couple more years of aging on top of this.

4.8
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2012
0.375l - 2011 Bottling, pours viscous black, nose is coconut, yeast, plum & booze. Palate is similarly layered, no burn or dominant note. Unbelievably good.

4.8
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 1, 2013
This has been one of my white whales for a long time, really glad it finally made it out to chicago. Has a strange astringent red vinegar smell, but looks great. Wow, amazingly pleasant smooth complex taste. Butterscotch, plum, nutmeg, sherry, and fig. So smooth...almost too smooth, the mouthfeel could be creamier and slightly more bourbon bite. Overall, its still amazing and worth the price if you see it.

4.8
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
I have been a fan of Old Viscosity for some time but had not had the chance to try the older variety. All I can say is that it was worth the wait in more ways than one. This is a very dark and strong beer that has sweet, malty flavor that is supported by the oak aging. The hops serve to mellow out the sweetness and the aroma is great. A must have!

4.8
magicalpoet (24) - Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
So good! Like Bourbon County crossed with KBS. Bourbon forward with coffee and some chocolate. Nearly if not perfection. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Poured from a corked pint bottle purchased at Port Brewery/Lost Abbey deep brown black with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon. Taste is roasted malted cocoa with strong alcohol burn that is totally warming while wonderful. This is one thick delicious mouth feel. Sweetness is strong but the bourbon finish makes pretty much perfect. Overall this will be in my top 10 of great brews consumed in 2013. Wished Port had not limited our buy to only one.

4.8
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at Lost Abbey in Escondido. Pours dark brown. Aroma is oak and dark fruits. Really fantastic. Holy cow amazing stuff really really great. Not much else to say. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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