markwise (5145) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks retorp for the share. Very enjoyable brew. Pours dark black with a brown head. Nose is coconut, bourbon, roasted malt, ripe dark fruit, spice, cinnamon, and nice amount of depth. Flavor is bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, and some tiny licorice bits. Finish is excellent: bourbon, roasted malt, and vanilla- just the flavors that I want to hang around after this monster is done. Very enjoyable.
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of retorp.
Pours thick obsidian with amazing beige head and nice golden lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts with sweet notes of coffee.
Taste malty coupled with some roastiness thick grainy palate with an amazing bourbon oak wood that is present from beginning to end. Also some faint touch of coffee.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml Bottle from theisti. 400th Palestrong rating. Served into a tulip. Pours opaque black with a brown head the clings the the glass nicely. The nose has plenty of oak and booze with a nice dose of brown sugar and vanilla. The flavor is more oaky vanilla with some brash, but welcome roasty and bitter notes. Finishes with a nice alco-burn. Medium body with prickly carbonation and a chocolaty but dry finish. Certainly a well made beer worth seeking out. Thanks a million, Tim.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating 1500! Thanks to OSCF for sharing this one! This is a beer I have been wanting to try for quite sometime. Dark viscous pour with thick tan head and spotty lace. Aroma is a pleasant mixture of bourbon, vanilla, roast and light chocolate. Medium bodied, complex and well balanced! Oak, chocolate, vanilla, and a slight touch of coffee. Not much bourbon in the flavor profile, however that does not take away from this solid beer.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Sparky27 for this gem! 2008 Bottle pours pitch black with tan head. Aroma is a mixture of oak, bourbon, and dark roasted malt. They are all blended together very well with not one characteristic dominating the other. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is oak, vanilla, subtle bourbon notes, dark roasted malts, and finishes with a touch of hop spice. This is a fantastic brew. I know there has been a lot of criticism of this brewery lately for a variety of reasons and this brew is one of the best out there. Period.
robertjm (843) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 Vintage. Pours tight light tan head, about 1cm thick. Serious sludge in bottom of bottle. Guess that’s from sitting in my beer fridge for a long time. Aroma has a wonderful bourbon quality to it unlike the "standard" Old Viscosity which has mostly aromas of malt. Flavor is also loaded with all sorts of bourbon goodness.Pronounced vanilla character. Perhaps a slight bubblegum character too? Very smooth tasting. Nice warm feeling after a few minutes.
badgerben (4826) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2008 Vintage. Thanks BDR! Black color with a large head. Large, rich grain aroma, like the grains are still mashing in my glass. Light oak as well. Dry chocolate taste up front. Oak, vanilla, barley, grain and dark fruits all fill out the rest of it. Finishes dry and a little dusty. Bourbon is not overwhelming at all. Delicious.
jake65 (3352) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a large, thick and creamy brown head. Rich and silky aroma of bourbon and chocolate. Malty and light roast. Delectable! Flavor is a deep, rich maltiness with a hefty amount of roast and coffee. Plenty of chocolate coming through and the bourbon barrel plays a nice complimentary role. Very thick and rich. Simply an amazing and excellent brew.
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle. Cork popped out easily - no lack of carbonation here. Poured back with a big tan head. Lots of lace. Aroma of oak, bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol. Taste is also heavy bourbon, with plenty of roasted malt, some fruit. Light alcohol burn in the finish. Very nice beer. Full mouth with plenty of carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable brew.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL bottle, 2008 version, sampled March 2009: black with rusted-gold highlights at the edges...large brown, tight bubbled foam. Cherry & oak aromatics cover some lactic sweetness and earthy undertones. Extremely mild bourbon barrel aging...only a subtle hint of alcohol sweetness...strong roasted malts cover the whiskey flavours that all too often over power beer aged is spent casks. Completely understated alcohol. Match-stick bitterness and dusty chocolate are welcomed flavours that linger. The palate is slightly thin, though creamy. A wonderful beer to sit with on what I hope is one of the last cold days of the winter.