Senor Viejo | Twisted X Brewing Company

Senor ViejoSenor Viejo
BA SCORE
67.9%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 56 Ratings
Senor ViejoSenor Viejo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted X Brewing Company
Texas, United States
texmexbeer.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MEsquandoles on 09-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,400
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
56
Liked:
38
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
12.08%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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On tap at the Draught House at the 43rd Anniversary party.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of lightly roasted malts with just a little bit of cocoa, as well as a little bit of oak and some spice. For a beer that has more than 8 percent alcohol you can't really detect any in the aroma.

The flavor is where the tequila aging becomes more evident. I get quite a bit of earthiness and oak in the flavor, as well as some of the lightly toasted/roasted malt from the aroma. There is a little bit of spice in the flavor, possibly from the barrel aging. The chocolate from the aroma was not really present in the flavor. The alcohol is well hidden.

Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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L - Pours black with one finger light khaki head. Decent retention and lacing.

S - Light roasted malts, pleasant oak, vanilla and some tequila. Not overly complex and the flavors don't really jump out at you.

T - More lager qualities here. The roasted malts and oak kick in along with some tequila spice.

F - Light bodied and medium carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.

O - Interesting combo of styles and aging here. It really all works well with a black lager that is tequila barrel aged.

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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.

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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

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Senor Viejo from Twisted X Brewing Company
Beer rating: 67.9% out of 100 with 56 ratings
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