Senor Viejo
Twisted X Brewing Company

Senor ViejoSenor Viejo
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Twisted X Brewing Company
Texas, United States
3.87 | pDev: 12.92%
Apr 02, 2020
Sep 22, 2011
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Ratings by MEsquandoles:
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Reviewed by MEsquandoles from Texas

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Half pint for $5 at The Whip In in South Austin. I haven't heard of anywhere else having it.

Spicy, chocolate and vanilla, earthy. Tequila and oak presence is nice. Reminiscent of a lagered Baltic Porter mixed with a not-so-big barrel-aged porter or stout. Silky mouthfeel, lowly carbonated. Not too heavy, esp. for 8.2%.

I was intrigued by the big black lager aspect, but moreso, the tequila oak-aged aspect. The aroma is definitely its most impressive aspect. For a lager, I'd like crisper and more highly carbonated. Given the tequila oak-aging, I'd prefer something more robust and chocolately or earthy. That being said, it's an ambitious beer that's worth ordering.


From their website:
Tex Mex Imperial Black Lager - Schwarzbier Republic Tequila Barrel Aged

This Schwarzbier has been "imperialized" (alcohol content increased) and then left to age in tequila barrels (used Jack Daniels barrels which are then used by Republic Tequila to age there tequila to Repasado or Anejo styles). Aging this unique beer in tequila barrels adds subtle flavors of vanilla and oak while the tequila adds a mild citrus/agave sweetness. At 8.2% alcohol by volume Senor Viejo is our strongest, most seasoned beer.

About the name:
Senor Viejo meaning “very old man” or “the old one” or "Veteran". Schwarzbier, or "black beer", is a German dark lager beer. It has an opaque, black color and a full, chocolaty or coffee flavor. Although they share some similar flavors they are milder tasting and less bitter than British stouts or porters, owing to the use of Mexican lager rather than ale yeast and no roasted barley.

ABV: 8.2% - OG (Plato): 18 - IBU: 28 - SRM: 29
Sep 22, 2011
More User Ratings:
Rated: 2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 02, 2020
Rated: 3.01 by gilgar from Texas

Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jul 05, 2016
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Mar 13, 2016
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Rated by npompeani from Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had on cask at Craft Pride. Unreal...
Nov 19, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by Domvan from Texas

Oct 20, 2015
Rated: 3.46 by Magery from Kentucky

Jul 04, 2015
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
No bottling date that I could find.

A: Pours a very dark brown; not quite black. Tall, fizzy light brown head. Quite good head retention with lots of spiderweb lacing.

S: Interesting. A little oaky with some burnt bread. Very light char. Maybe a hint of tequila but it's hard to tell.

T: A little tequila up front mixing with a charred bread and some nice mild fruitiness. Kinda reminds me of a jam of some kind. Charred bread with marmalade and a side of tequila? Now that's a beer I can get after. Nice clean aftertaste with just a hint of char and tequila.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and lightly ashy.

O: Surprised at this one. Tequila aged schwarzbier. Drinkable, complex and balanced. The flavors work. Nice.
May 21, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Matt141 from Texas

May 07, 2015
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Reviewed by stephens101 from Oklahoma

3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown with crimson hues and a quickly fading tan froth.

Smells of grain, caramel,

Tastes of caramel, a bit of vanilla, slightly roasted malts, a dab of syrup and a sedate, lingering tequila character.

Light to medium on the palate and smooth and quaffable despite the ABV.

Liked this one more than I expected.
Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by Tommo from Massachusetts

Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 3.82 by cgrunin from Texas

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by rawfish from California

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 31, 2014
Rated: 3.69 by sheenisgod from California

Dec 28, 2014
Senor Viejo from Twisted X Brewing Company
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