bleeng (1562) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lost Abbey Patron Saints club special purchase. Thanks guys! Pours dark, 1974 Ford Granada motor oil black. Yes. Small light brown head. Nose of alcohol (!) chocolate, malts, liquor (bourbon). Taste of caramel, chocolate, spices, sweetness, and definitely alcohol. Body is actually thinner than one would think looking at the beer. Nonetheless, a great beer and very unique. I’ve got 3 more to age-how about one for a birthday party in June 2008??
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Port smelling, no head, chocolate, slightly alcohol. Charred flavor.
Tons of oak and bourbon, slightly dry finish. Chocolatey, goodness. Finishes smooth and slightly alcoholic. Good, but not amazing.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Midnight black color with a rich tan head that retains very well and leaves good lacing. Large amounts of bourbon in the aroma, with some vanilla also joining it. Some nice chocolate-y roastiness is also in there, maybe a bit of charcoal too. Thick, chocolate-y, roasty, liquid crawls down my tongue with a very smooth bourbon flavor and finishes with a little bit of alcohol warmth. Body is extremely full bodied with medium carbonation levels. Just a splendid beer to drink, I wish this was more available. I’ve yet to be disappointed with this brewery; great stuff! Thanks for the sample, Tomme.
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge whiskey flavor & aroma. OK but not my favorite style. Personally, I’d call this an ole english ale and possibly a barley wine instead of an american strong ale.
mar (4994) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Lumpfest 2008 poured like used motor oil. very black and thick. lots of bourbon and vanilla on the nose. great taste of chocolate, bourbon and wood.
frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Aroma of bourbon and malt and chocolate. The appearance is amazing, dark with a coffee colored foamy head. The taste, unbelievable. Strong coffee, chocolate malt mixed with bourbon for good measure. Truly a classic, up there with Old Rasputin X Anniv.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Pours opaque brown with dark, tight bubbled head. Nose is awesome, rich with the original attributes of the Old Viscosity, with a strong influence of Bourbon. Flavor is strongly bourbon as well, drowning out a bit what made the original such a great brew. I love the bourbon influence on almost every brew I have had, and this one as well, but I hate to say that I do miss the complexity of the original. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it!
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Brouwer’s Café: Pitch black, moderate sudsy beige head, dies quickly, sparce lacing.   Super strong Whiskey/Bourbon
nose, very strong in fact.   Some Vanilla and Oak, underlying beer is very muted compared to the barrel aging.   Definitely more
pronounced than the Old Viscocity.   Big thick malt base, warming, but not alcoholic.   You can certainly taste it, but its done
very well.   Full bodied, somewhat viscous mouthfeel.   Its like my stout has a shot of Whiskey in it, seriously.   This is
great, but not for one who doesn’t really care for Whiskey.   Very very enjoyable. Big vanilla finish, oak is there but is rather soft.
WOW!   This would be a great beer to sit on.   The Imperial Stout that underlines plays 2nd fiddle.   Enough of my
mjg74 (2671) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle from South Bay. Pitch black in color. Big bourbon aromas with some nice roasted malt. A little bit of woodiness as well. Oh so rich and flavorful. Huge roasted maltiness with some excellent boozy qualities. Some woody bitterness to go along with some vanilla. Alcohol is not too noticeable. Except for the warming sensation going down. Best beer I’ve had in quite some time.
douglas88 (6808) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle drank with, and thanks to shp555 and footbalm. Pours a deep black with a small head. The aroma is heavily bourbon, also woody. The taste is really bourbon, like a shot of good whiskey. The woody oak taste is also strong. Hints of dark fruit and an alcohol bite. Really nice, smooth and great.