myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Tap at P.P. Strong Ale fest. Brown Amber, flat head almost no head, slightly sweet, slight oak and grassy hop flavor. thick with no carbonation, slight hop finish. Fair beer. More aging time even though description says 6 months. And more carbonation possibly Kevin (2218) - Montana, USA - JAN 8, 2007
deep dark brown. The nose is rich and earthy with spices and alcohol. Chocolate flavor with a strong alcohol flavor. Very thick. Plum comes through. Dark fruit goodness. Figtastic. Cheesey sweet finish.
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beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Tasted on tap at the 2006 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. This American Strong ale pours a deep brown color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is malt, vanilla and brown sugar, with a touch of wood. A medium to full bodied ASA/BW. Malts are caramel, cookie and toffee. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, vanilla and oak flavors. Very smooth tasting. Little or no carbonation in this sample. Touch of alcohol bite, but that is kind of expected at 12%. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
I bought this today at the brewery from Tomme. It pours jet black with brown highlights and a thin brown head. The aroma is of plums, chocolate and vanilla. The flavor has chocolate, molasses and vanilla notes with a creamy mouthfeel. Great beer. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 375 ml bottle from Port Brewing: Pure black color with a halo of light brown foam. Aroma is sweet with dark fruit, a hint of bourbon and some wood. Flavor start with vanilla and caramel then some bourbon, oak and a touch of chocolate a hint of licorice with a light sweet finish. Full bodied, rich and smooth with modest carbonation.
awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2006
From a 375mL Bottle. Poured at the brewery. Pitch black, oily pour with a remarkable amount of toasted tan head considering the short time in the bottle. Thick, dark malty aroma thats dripping with prune, raisiny, and figgy fruits. A pleasant backing of bourbon rounds out the bouquet with a rich quantity of caramel and vanilla tones. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel with a silky texture. Sweeter and more vinous that the regular run of Old Viscosity. The bourbon characters are definitely more up front and serve to make it more complex, especially with the increase in caramel and vanilla flavors. Malty flavors of dark chocolate and deep fruits form a solid base. A touch of cherry oak in the final smack. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 Poured at Port Brewing Company. Rich vinous aroma, dripping with syrupy Italian real marachino cherries, dark with caramelization and balsamic. Deep dark brown, with a caramel orange fringe and little head. Carbonation is a little restrained, but will come with time. Bright refined caramel corn flavor, along with toasted marshmallow and hazlenut creams. A very syrupy and rich presentation, but gentrified with the older oaky tones and a vinous quality that lends sophisiticatin to the sometimes brash leading edges. Sweeter, too, but not cloying or longing, as it leaves a crisp cherry finish. Excellent! IrishBoy (4264) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Draft at the Bistro’s First Barrel-aged Beer Fest; Nose of coffee, caramel, bourbon, and woodiness; Opaque black with a small tan head; Flavor of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, and oak in a medium body. DYCSoccer17 (3720) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
On tap at Bistro’s 1st Barrel-Aged Beer Festival. Numerous 3 ounce samples. Light, sour, lihtly funky aroma with some light bourbon notes present. Sweet, caramelly, and peat notes are also present. I also get a little coffee aroma, too. Mostly opaque dark mahogany cola color with a dark brown head that is small with nice lacing. Roasted, choco/coffee maltiness to start. Rather warming. Light bourbon notes are present in the start and in the finish. Some light smokey flavors are also present late with a touch of booze. Seems a little too carbonated for my liking. Either way, this is an exquisite beer.