pintbypint (3947) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2018 Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has been one of my white whales for a long time, really glad it finally made it out to chicago. Has a strange astringent red vinegar smell, but looks great. Wow, amazingly pleasant smooth complex taste. Butterscotch, plum, nutmeg, sherry, and fig. So smooth...almost too smooth, the mouthfeel could be creamier and slightly more bourbon bite. Overall, its still amazing and worth the price if you see it.
Sampled from a 12.7 oz brown bottle, corked and caged. Deep brown colour with a fast fading beige head. Nose - vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Taste - rich chocolate, toffee, woody, whisky. Finishes toasty and oaky with lasting chocolate and coffee notes. Heavy bodied, but still quite smooth. A great ale. gramity (1706) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2018
Black pour with small dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk, caramel, bourbon, ripe fruit. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses and bourbon. What a complex beer. Nice carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Hints of coconut on the aroma as well. bulldogops (2874) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2018
Rating #2857 - 2018.01.20 - #RBAGWinter2018 - Pours a syrupy jet black with little head. Aroma is charcoal, molasses, black licorice and dark chocolate. Palate reveals some booze, some barrel character, some oaky vanilla molasses textures. This is unbelievably drinkable. Off with an absolute bang! Samuel214 (1571) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2018
Flaska från Beergium, vintage 2015(?). Näst intill kolsvart med en liten brunaktig ton, med liten krämbeige krona. Doft och smak av kola, bourbon, toffee, kandisocker, mörk malt och fatkaraktär. Fortfarande efter två år ligger bourbonen fortfarande i framkant, och fortfarande med tydlig fatkaraktär. Hur som väldigt smarrigt. MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2017
(bottle, 35.5cl) Dark brown colour with a beige and short creamy layer. Moderately roasted malty and slightly nutty aroma with oaky notes of vanilla, vinous accents of dried fruits, chocolate, leather, backed by a massive amount of herbal and resiny hops. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter flavour, full bodied with a well-carbonated mf. Mildly roasted malty, nutty and boozey taste with vinous fruit character, chocolate and oaky notes; l asting sweet-bitter and slightly alcohol-burning finish. Wonderful. 25.XII.17
pivnizub (10912) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2017
Little bottle: Literally black, small tanned foamy layer; very complex aroma of dried cruits, wood&vanilla, leather and port-wine; solid bitter and also sweet flavour, full, astonishingly soft; lingering dry leathery-fruity finish, vinous and chocolatey traces included. Great experience..._ pjotrapostou (413) - POLAND - DEC 20, 2017
Lekko kawowe, sporo słodyczy. Stylowo typowy mocny stout. Nieco wodniste - mogłoby być gęstsze. Słodko-beczkowe nuty na finiszu. czlowiekmotyka (576) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 11, 2017
Beautiful barrel - vanilla aroma. Kind of toffee to dried red fruit mouth feel. Alcohol balance on spot. Average rating IMO fully justified. BlazerT (1336) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Fajny profil beczkowy - typowy dla LA/PB. Słodkia, ale nie zamulające, alko niewyczuwalne, ekstremalnie pijalne. Poza tym kawa, czekolada, wanilia, trochę kokosa, suszone owoce. Solidan pozycja. Bill Becker (2012) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 6, 2017
From Mar 2008
I bought this from South Bay D&L. Thanks Joey!
To preface this review, I thought the Old Viscosity was damn good and a really hard act to follow. We shall see.
It pours from caged and corked 12.7oz bottle... I want to say a pitch black but it's not quite there so I'll say a *very* dark brown with a very small head of foam after the pour that shrank almost immediately to a fine broken layer. Still, it has some good lacing.
The smell had me grinning. Lots of bourbon in the nose(hence, some alcohol) along with fruit, chocolate, toffee, fig...I hope I'm getting it right as it may be too complex to my nose buds and I may be not able to identify everything that is going on here. Bottom line here: wonderful nose.
The taste....mmmm...pretty darned amazing. Wonderful notes of bourbon, toffee, fig, more dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, roasted malt that shows up mostly in the finish, coffee, umm...wow. I'm thinking, too tasty for my glass, too tasty for my glass.(get the reference? ;^)
The mouthfeel is medium, which surprised me, and the carbonation is very lightly done which fits this brew to a T. I have to shake my head about how drinkable this +12%abv brew is. The alcohol is certainly there judging by the warming I get after the swallow but that's pretty much it. No sign of it in the taste for me at all. Well done Port Brewing. You took an incredible brew in Old Viscosity and took it to new levels and still made it a very drinkable brew. F'n amazing. Get some any way you can, I say.
Edit: This is the 2008 edition.