MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: Bottle thanks Brad, jesus mate, you ROCK.
Thick oily and viscous with an excellent tan head. It certainly has the right name. Aroma - full on bitter chocolate. Probably a little too much bourbon. Excellent liquorice, loads of caramel and dark fruit and some superb bitterness right at the top. Some pepper too but over all it’s all about a full selection of special, booze ridden chocolates. Flavour - stunning. Full on in every way. Hardcore alcohol, barrel, chocolate, burnt malt, treacle toffee, excellent spice and bitterness with tons of sugary sweetness from the alcohol. This is a MASSIVE beer. If you let it rest in your mouth, some amazing fruit and coconut appears. Huge bitter and alcoholic finish that lasts for a considerable time. In fact it coats the mouth until you lick it off. A behemoth of a beer. Completely over the top but for once I like it. Thanks again Brad!
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tashi’s house, 28/05/08. Bottle courtesy of Mes and Reakt. This starts from where the Old Viscosity is and then kicks on to even loftier heights. The appearance is utter blackness in a glass. The aroma adds a very strong bourbon note, cardamon, treacle and liquorice to the already complex nose. The flavour has an iron, sanguine note which is not so obvious in the Old. The beer coats the mouth perfectly and every mouthful leaves you wanting more. A very special beer indeed.
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ O’Brien’s San Diego. Mahogany with hints of crimson around the edges, this beer loses its head rapidly after an aggressive pour. Brown sugar, toffee, raisins/figs, bourbon, oak, and vanilla are evident in the nose. Flavor of roasted malt, molasses, and bourbon are forward. A little bit of chocolate in the finish is the only similarity to Old Viscosity (that and the label, of course). I need to be able to get this every day!!!
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
thanks brewbakerE for sharing this with me at my irs tasting.....
wowowow the nose is an awesome mix of bourban and roasted malts and the flavor is a blend of the vanilla oakyness and roasted malts in a way that I thought only possible in an angels share...without losing its irs roots.....one of the best beers I have ever tried
Oakes (13303) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky dark brown. Lots of alcohol, raisin, rich malt, vanilla, wood, bourbon. Serious beer. Rich, smooth and sweet, with lots of vanilla. Light bourbon with a big alcohol finish.
Barley69 (26) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
How this beer isnt the number 1 beer in the world over all the other inferior beers, is crazy
Dark Lord? - give me a break - This makes it Weak Lord.
One of the best beers ever!
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of DarkElf. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of soy sauce, oak, some bourbon. Tastes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, spicy. Mouthfeel is slick with a chocolatey finish. Strange brew.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Drewbeerme for sharing this at Pre-DLD celebration at Flossmoor. Black wih tan head. Aroma is sweet bourbon with strong malty fruit notes, dark fruit amd cherry barrelness. Bourbon fruit flavor with sweet plum, very barrel forward. Medium, syrupy body. I can dig it, but its a little unbalanced. Thanks Andrew.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a beer run I am on alexander now this. Thanks eagle. Poured a pitch black color and chocolate head which left a nice ring. Aroma was Oaky burbon and chocolate. Flavor was pefect, and followed the aroma plus molasses. Another great beer by Port.
DrnkMcDermott (2882) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 Sampled from bottle at Pre-DLD! April 2008. Oh, yes. Very black and oily. Nose shows some nice fruits that in the wrong hands could make it taste like cough syrup, but not here. Instead, some nice plums and currants. A little roastiness that tends it toward a stout. A great warmer of a beer.
Additional sample, Sept. 2010. With a few more non-beer geeks around trying this evil looking black tar, I got more interesting comments. Godiva Chocolate of Liqueur. Red Wine. Even Jaegermeister. Prunes. Just goes to show, it’s very complex, eh?