Vignale (4124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2018
Flaska från SBs beställningssortiment. Tjock vätska som namnet skvallrar om och riktigt mörkbrun. Mer kärv IS än american strong ale kärva rostade smaker av bitter choklad, starkt kaffe och hårdrostad malt. Maffigt och gott. Men kärvt. heman (1267) - Tychy, POLAND - JAN 1, 2018
Aromat średnio-intensywny, karmel, melasa, suszone owoce, delikatne nuty palone, niuanse bourbonu.
W smaku pełne, słodkie, z gęstą jakby oleistą teksturą, palony karmel, ciemna melasa, nuty kawy. Finisz lekko drewniany, z delikatnym posmakiem bourbonu. Bill Becker (2012) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017
From Feb 2008
I bought this bottle from South Bay Drugs & Liquors. Thanks Joey!
Another adventurous dive into the world of Port Brewing. Here goes:
A very nice pour with about an inch of foam and apitch black colour. The foam quickly recedes and there's not much lacing going on.
Lots of dark fruit in the smell with good side notes of toffee and burnt malt.
Taste wise, the first thing I notice is the fruit... Plum and dark cherries, followed by raisins, toffee, a touch of chocolate, vanilla, and there's that bourbon, though I don't think it's going to take center stage after more sips but I could be wrong.
Further sips in and the bourbon just hangs around in the background and that's fine by me as the fruitiness of this Strong Ale has all my attention and deservedly so. I notice the cherries the most when I swish the beer in my mouth and dog gone it, I'm doing that more often than I normally do with a beer. Stop it, Bill! ;^)
I'd say it has a medium mouthfeel and the carbonation is lightly done and it finishes with a slight tartness(from the hops?) This is a high quality and very complex brew and is pretty darned drinkable despite the 10%abv(read: hidden very well) I'd gladly drink it again. The only thing I'm wondering is...how is the Older Viscosity going to stack up against this? I think it will be a tough act to follow.. Fatehunter (2641) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Looks great with two fingers of tan head on a black body.
Aroma leads with milk and dark chocolate, then licorice and coffee round it out.
Taste is surprisingly mellow. Good flavors of chocolate sweetness and mild coffee bitter, hint of licorice. This bottle has been resting for couple years now.
Texture is smooth and soft.
Outstanding brew. piwnanuta (271) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Whisky, czekolada, karmel. Ciemne owoce. Likierowate. Drewniane. Smakowało motzno.