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    Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    Hey all,

    I'm back from the trail in Kentucky where I finally acquired a handle of AAA 10 year. It's just been open for 2 days now but I'm finding it rather bland, lacking complexity..if anything, the (long, pleasant) aftertaste exceeds the actual drinking. I'm a bit disappointed, maybe a little time now that it's uncorked will help it open up.

    Also, what everyone hear says is true; the hard hat tour at BT is great,(thanks Fred) and be sure to stop at Rick's Lighthouse cafe for an oyster po' boy with fried banana peppers!
    Last edited by toddinjax; 08-28-2013 at 15:53.

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    Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    I just opened my first AAA 10 as well. I personally like it. It's very mellow and an easy summer time sipper. Plus it mixes well with some Ale8. I would take it any day over this KC SB I just finished.

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    Re: Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    I love AAA10, especially in the summer and especially for the price. I don't think it's ever been overly complex to me, just a darn good sipper with some good age on it for a screaming price. That being said, I do miss the TPS bottlings of it, they had a couple real stand outs in my opinion.

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    Re: Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    Quote Originally Posted by toddinjax View Post
    Hey all,

    I'm back from the trail in Kentucky where I finally acquired a handle of AAA 10 year. It's just been open for 2 days now but I'm finding it rather bland, lacking complexity..if anything, the (long, pleasant) aftertaste exceeds the actual drinking. I'm a bit disappointed, maybe a little time now that it's uncorked will help it open up.
    You could be getting thrown off by its 86 proof if your used to drinking higher proofs. Easy for that to happen.
    Thad

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    Re: Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    I like the AAA 10 yr well enough, but think Thad is right about the proof. In some blind SBS, I picked the AAA 10 Star more often than not, and I wonder if those 4 extra proof points aren't what pushes that.
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    Re: Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    I like the AAA 10yr at 86 pf - at a higher proof I think this would be a scorching wood bomb on the finish.
    Mark

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    Re: Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    I like the AAA 10 yr well enough, but think Thad is right about the proof. In some blind SBS, I picked the AAA 10 Star more often than not, and I wonder if those 4 extra proof points aren't what pushes that.
    Dang it!!!! I keep meaning to pick up the 10 Star based on your reviews, but always forget. I will change that shortly, though. To the OP, I too, have have found the 10 year to been very meh to me over the last couple of bottles. But, I could be a burnout...
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    Re: Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    AAA10yr is probably the most flavorful 86 proof bourbon you can find.

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    Re: Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    AAA10yr is probably the most flavorful 86 proof bourbon you can find.
    I've got to fully agree and one that is always on my hit list when headed to KY,for $17 it's a no brainer to me.
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    Re: Ancient Ancient Age 10 year....too polite?

    I honestly forget the proof is that low when I drink it.

 

 

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