nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2009
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Source:2008 bottle for my 1400th rating.
Appearance:Dark brown pour with a half finger of beige head.
Aroma:Chocolate and vanilla with some roast on the nose.
Flavor:Chocolate and vanilla dominate, with bourbon, and maple syrup.
Palate:Full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Wasn’t disappointed. Great sipping beer.
Bottled. Almost black coloured. Fluffy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, ripe fruits and some dryness. Flavour is full of chocolate and spice. Bourbon barrel definately notable. Coffee, caramel and a somewhat syrupy touch as well. Medium to full bodied. Dry sweet and spiced finish. Has a light bitter touch and a light alcholbite on palate and lips. ABV almost not notable. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Poured thick and viscous out of the bottle. The color was almost black with brown highlights sneaking out. A short ring of brown foam appeared. No lacing to speak of. The aroma was boozy, chocolate, malts and some vanilla. The flavor was chocolate, bourbon and vanilla with a bit of a hop bite towards the end. Full bodied mouthfeel. A sipper. Great beer, but I’m glad I shared the bottle as I think drinking this on my own would have been a tad laborious. cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
’06 vintage on draft at Resurrection Alehouse. Pours jet black, very little mocha head. Aroma is dominated by bourbon, with only hints of caramel and chocolate coming though. Taste is very boozy, with a rich chocolate and coffee finish. While you could still taste the alcohol, this was strangely incredibly smooth. I had to spread this out over the whole meal as it wasn’t all that drinkable. As much as I love Old Viscosity, this didn’t quite do it for me, and I may be in the minority in saying that Old Vis is better. andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2009
Dark brown with no head. Aroma is heavy woody bourbon, vanilla, molasses, alcohol, cheap chocolate and light caramell. Body is "viscous" and slimey with extremely low carbonation (which I belive works ok for this kind of brew.) Flavour is similar to aroma but more concentrated and hot with a rather lovely strong bourbon finish with perfectly intergrated warming alcohol.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2011 2010 375ml bottle thanks to aplusbreaks. pours a light black, dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. wonderful bourbon / oak / dark fruit nose. thick body with layers of bourbon, wood, vanilla, raisins, plums, dates, coffee and chocolate. nice carbonation - mellow but not flat. hot finish with more bourbon and oak. the sweet dark fruits come forward really well throughout the finish.
scoth (685) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2009
sample from the pitcher at GABF on 9/26/09... pours a light black with a little tan head... big strong bourbon nose... very smooth medium body with notes of coffee, vanilla and more bourbon... excellent strong and smooth finish... I really want a bottle of this stuff.
On tap (Sept 26th). Pours dark brown with a medium tan head, some lacing. Strong sweet bourbon aroma and molasses. Full body, rich, hot and velvety. Bourbon, chocolate, and coffee flavors, almost cloyingly sweet, with a mild earthy dry finish. boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Bottle from 08. Pours black with a nice tan head to it. Has a smell of bourbon and brown sugar. Has a bourbon, vanilla, and some coffee in the taste. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, day 1: Big whiskey nose. Darkly roasted. Wafty espresso. And a rather large alcohol bite. Nice level of hop bitterness, but the sweetness won in the end. Hints of coconut and vanilla could be found in the background. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bman1113vr. Black pour with almost no head. Aroma is cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon, oak, brown sugar. Flavor is meaty, maple, light coffee, slightly boozy. Great syrupy mouthfeel!