beerbill (3177) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. My 600th rating which I drank last night on my 48th birthday. Pours almost black with a very thin soap-bubble tan head that completely disappeared after about a minute. The aroma of this stuff is amazing. Lots of bourbon with caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and anise all in the nose. The bourbon is present in the flavor too, as is some of the wood which mellows the beer nicely. Roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, anise, and raisins were also present in the flavor. Medium bodied with a bit of a sweet finish and a definite warming from the alcohol. Overall, very enjoyable!
MadIndian (2218) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from capones. Thanks STEGOSAURUS. This is what it’s all about. Dark full body, good sweet roast malt flavor with alot of charecteristic. A real gem.
ABUSEDGOAT (2157) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from O’Briens. The brewery doesn’t have it so obviously O’Briens will. Black pour with a light tan head, average lacing and retention. Aroma is huge bourbon with the Viscosity chocolate/caramel/coffee notes. Medium to heavy body and a sweet finish with some alcohol. Unlike the regular version, this isn’t drowned in alcohol and the barrel aging got rid of a lot of flaws. Very enjoyable.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a ring of white head. Tobacco-laden aroma including some toasted malt, sugary raisins, and anise. Burnt malt flavour with tobacco and pleasant earthiness. Warming palate that is significantly heavier than just the Old. Very good though just a little more difficult to drink.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown , black color with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice and alcohol. Smooth on the palate. Flavor of full thick malt, coffee, and bold bitter hops. Killer unique brew.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by BBB63 at ’07 Dark Lord Day. Fascinating aroma, with bourbon barrel, vanilla and leather mixed in with a bunch of other scents. Dark beer with no head to speak of. Thick, syrupy beer. Buttery bourbon barrel, vanilla, juicy fruits, raisen, oak, fig, chocolate, molassess, and amlost anything else you’d hope to find. The 12% was subtle. This is a very good big beer.
omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks cquiroga! Very black. Aroma of oak, vanilla and licorice. Sweet and tarry, full bodied. Extremely strong barrel character, but then everything in this beer is very strong, so it kind of matches. Molasses mixes with chocolate, oak and vanilla. Salty licorice finish. The barrel aging has improved it, and made the rough edges less noticable.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Let’s start by saying I love this beer. Straight out, it has some oxidation. I have quickly grown to love a little oxidation. Deep, deep, rich dark color and flavor. Flatish (needs better keg setup) and thus little head and the hops have aged out. Excellent.
Second rating: Wow, what a wonderful aroma: plums, fruits, and anise. slight oxidation after settling. 10,4.75, 8.5, 3.5, 18: 4.4
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toffee aroma, Bourbony flavour that gets alcoholy as it warms. Lots of sweentess and tons ofl malt packed in here. I think I prefer this blended into the old viscosity, but it’s a great beer on its own, just not awesome.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours out in a oily opaque dark brown colour, nearly black. No head. Big, dense aroma of toffee, sweet licorice fat buttery malts, dades with a ligght smokiness. Very full and chewy flavour of dried dark fruits, milky chocolate, sweet licorice, mild, spices, pepper, nutter and alcohol. Big, fat and chewy body. Long finish where alcohol shines through at times but the sweetnes of chocolate and licorice fudge dominates.