AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nov 2007 release. 375ml bottle. Black with a slight tan head. Huge bourbon nose with charred wood, blackened malts, and alcohol. Smooth, slick mouthfeel. Fantastic burnt malt, charred wood and whiskey vanilla flavors. Leaves a boozy whiskey taste on the breath to finish. A damn fine barrel aged brew. I ’m cellaring a couple bottles to see what happens here.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Draft at The Bistro BA Fest 07. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aromas with some dark fruits and bourbon notes. Sweet with tons of fruit notes. Slightly woody with pronounced bourbon notes. Pretty hot.
Re-Rate from a bottle. Bourbon, chocolate and alcohol notes. Tons of dry, bitter chocolate with almost cherry fruit presence. Very hot. Alcohol aftertaste with a lingering coffee note.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Many thanks to whoever shared this....it’s been so long that I don’t remember! Black pour with no head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dry wood, dark fruits and spices. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and rum-soaked raisins. Medium-thick body, boozey/sweet with a dry/sweet finish.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2009 (on tap @ the ba bistro fest.)black body with a nice brown head that leaves lacing.light bourbon,chocolate,cocoa,and belgian yeast.alot like the old viscosity but a bit smoother.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled with Mad_Indian. Pours dark with no head at all. The aroma is dark fruit, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet, oak, bourbon, vanilla, figs, raisins, dark chocolate, with a bitter alcohol finish. Excellent brew.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, thanks Sprinkle) Pours dark brown to black. Fat and complex aroma with heavy tones of bourbon, Stilton cheese, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla and dark dried fruits like raisins, figs and prunes. Undertones of rum, espresso, liquorice, dark honey, tar and subtle tones of candid fruits. Heavy salty and bourbon tones in the flavour alongside liquorice, dark chocolate, tar and espresso. Also notes of brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, rum, dark fruits and maybe a just a touch of smoke. A bit sweet. Round, fat, oily and a bit fiery mouthfeel. Bourbon, chocolate, liquorice and brown sugar lingering in the aftertaste. Near full bodied. Hot and extreme but fantastic.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at Lost Abbey’s 1st Annual Barrel Tasting. Pours a clear dark brown. The initial aroma was big full of sweet caramel and sweet roasted malts. The next whiff was a dryer oak to red wine combination. Then I get more tasty caramel aromas again along with toffee and is that chocolate too. The taste starts with a brief burst of sweetness. Then red wine dryness and tartness hit and move into more tartness toward the finish. The caramel and toffee noted in the nose are faint and somewhat hidden in the back. I get some oak in there too but it is subtle and residing in the background sort of throughout the taste experience. Not at all what I was expecting based on the aroma and what Old Viscosity tastes like. The barrel aging has had a big influence.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I most recently sampled this on tap at the patron saints party, side by sid with older vis. Both looked the same thick almost black and the older smelled less alcoholy and more coffee. The flavor was much smoother than the old v. lots of coffee, hints of vanilla molasess and bourbon, perfect palate. remind me to pick up a case next time is avaiable.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at port. Dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, and chocolate with roasty notes. Fine silky palate. Nice spicy chocolate, nutty, bourbon and vanilla taste with a slightly alcoholic finish.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a thick black with no head in the beginning. A bunch of small tan bubbles rose as it sat. Looks like motor oil. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, and some chocolate. Chocolate, bourbon, and roasted coffee flavors present. This was a great way to start the night.