dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and dark mahogany color with very little head. The aroma is complex with vanilla, tobacco, barrel, and caramel. The flavor is really well balanced with sweetness almost dominating a grainy roasty flavor. Really tasty.
valpoaj (663) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged bottle - pours a jet black with the thinnest of tan lacing (but there is some, which is more than others in the style). Aroma is soft, but pleasant - chocolate, malt, light alcohol (bourbon) and some caramel notes in the background. Flavor is very nice - bourbon in the background, but heavy on the sweet malts coming to the forefront - a great sipper. Palate is nicely done as well - not light, but not heavy, and little to no alcohol burn (drinks light for the ABV). Lost Abbey did this one right - great drinking Impy!
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had a sip from James. Aroma is an amazing toasty malt with undertones of a dark hop. Flavor is is so nicely balanced with the Bourbon and deep malts. Really an intense brew.
ChazMania (660) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked bottle. I have been sitting on this for not too long, maybe 6 months. This is a hugely complex and rich beer. The bourbon barrel aging is apparent in the sweetness. The vanilla and molasses flavors are similar to, but much more complex than the younger sibling of old viscosity.
As this glass warms up, it becomes even more vibrant and complex.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2009 bottling enjoyed April 2010.
Poured opaque black with no head, and only a faint rim layer of small bubbles. As observed on the palate as well - another carbonation problem, and it has suitably impacted the appearance and mouthfeel scores.
Nose has an appetizing bourbon-boozy vanilla/caramel note. Once on the palate a rich dark sugary caramel comes through and also reminds me of coconut. Virtually no carbonation on the palate. Flavors continue to the finish with plenty of bourbon booziness.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, thin head, light but complex aroma of barrel, dark chocolate, vanilla, alcohol; nice. Flavor is somewhat lighter than expected, but complex with dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and alcohol. Alcohol is just a bit harsh here, and makes it a little bit unrefined. Overall the flavor is complex and very balanced. This is an interesting and easy to sip beer. Moderate carbonation, finish stays interesting. Nice but very pricey.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 12.7 oz bottle thanks to Giarcsr ( thanks Ryan)poured black and thick in body and yes this one has a nice big whippy tan head aromas are of dark fruits,roasted malts,bourbon,vanilla and oak taste is of all the fore mentionedalso has great lacing , alcohol is very well hiddenvery smooth and creamy mouthfell one great beer
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Řlbutikken, Copenhagen. Its younger brother - Old Viscosity is a high class beer - its yummie. To be saved in bourbon barrels and thus knocked up with vanilla like sweetness normally doesn´t do much good for either stouts or strong ales. But lets give it a shot. The cork vitness of very low on carbonation when popped - or these one didn´t pop..it had to be squeezed off. The pour is brown differs to a brownie blackness. No head. The nose is so packed with the bourbonbarrels. The vanilla i smassive but there is also spices, tobacco and some roastyness with some plums or raisins in liquor. The taste is better than most borbon aged I have had. The sweetness and vanilla / marzipan-like taste is not that overwhelming and it leaves room for other notes. . There is some mild smokyness, leather and tobacco notes. The palate is oily like the containes of the engine from the truck on the label. The alcohol is picking your tounge and leaves a long bitter and roasted finish. Certainly a good beer - and a aged one where there still is some balance - thats nice. Still I guess I prefer the normal version though. Cheers
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour thick oily black with minimal head. Aroma cola, oak, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, plums, raisins, cherries. Taste oak, wood, dark fruits, caramel, sweet, vanilla, cherries, raisins. MF slick cola like feel. Good beer not to my style preferences but well done. Thanks Mike!!!
Brix (647) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 2009-12-26. 2009 bottle. Pours pitch black with no head. Smokey port wine aroma. Tastes like a mix of a 30 year old tawny port and a smoked porter. It works big time. Drink it not like a beer but like a dessert wine. Treat it properly, and it’s a great drink.