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American Strong Ale
 
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Review by everetends on 06/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 18 5 8 0
Old Review
Oh me oh my. 22 oz bomber I have been looking forward to for quite a long time and I have the fantastic BA spointon to thank for this bottle. This is being served up in my Terrapin snifter.

A: Pours the expected and wanted dark black that has some nice weight to it. It has a thickness on the pour that is noticable and is making me happy. What it doesn't have is much of a head or a top cap. Got a really thin a wispy dark tan presence that bubbled up initially but I coulndn't aggravate any more out of it. It all fell to a really thin ring that can not do much in the lace department. The body does leave a film on the glass that is pretty thick and coating and leaves a light brown tint on the glass. Good looking brew but I was expecting a bit more in the head department.

S: Getting some decent wood presence coming out here. Nice and roasty with just a touch of vanilla. There is absolutely a heavy roast coming out in these malts. Getting some chocolate, dark and bitter. There is a hefty boozy presence here that melds with some dark fruit that kinda smells like some fruit fried up in some whiskey. Interesting for sure.

T: Nice maltiness coming out here. Lots of good, dark and bitter chocolate along with some nice roasty goodness molds well. The wood has a little bit of smoke to it, but mostly a sweet kiss of vanilla and oak. Slight dark coffee flavor coming out here. Getting some resin goodness coming from what imagine are the hops. Slight prune and raisin sweetness in here with just a touch of spice added on here. Nice boozy flavor that really is just enough to let you know its there. Further inspection yields me finding some slight cherry and brown sugar in here as well.

M: Getting a nice full bodied feel with a coating slickness. This is absolutely chewy and thick. Slow sipper for sure. ABV has some burn in here that comes up in the throat and palate and rests oh so gently in the stomach. Aftertaste is some booze along with some resin. Carbonation is light and really allows this beer to be nice and thick.

D: This beer does have some weight to it and you can really feel that in the stomach. Still its nice and great sipping brew. All around this beer is really nice and I can only imagine what the Older V has to offer here. The flavors and aromas are nice and they absolutely meld together beautifully. I could see it getting dangerous if I had these brews on my bottle shops shelves. Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-28-2009 04:53:44

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/18/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 18 4 9 2009
22oz Bomber

I get the opportunity to try this thanks to Taynor, thanks again Dana. The name fits. Old Viscosity pours like motor oil into my snifter. A creamy tan head grew to three fingers as I poured. The head falls to a half finger cap and leaves tremendous lacing on its way down, totally caking the glass. I don't think this beer could look any better than it does.

As this beer warms the aroma intensifies greatly. Mostly dark fruit upfront with a sprinkling of sweet vanilla that I'm guessing is from the barrel ageing. Molasses and highly roasted malts shine through. I wasn't very appreciative of the smell of the bat but warming worked wonders.

Flavor follows closely to what I mentioned was in the smell. There's a touch of coffee like bitterness on the backend along with a noticeable alcohol presence. The roasty dark malts show up in a big way along with super dark chocolate. This ends up being a damn tasty brew.

Thick viscous body. The carbonation is on the lower end of the spectrum but there is enough to keep things moving.

This is without a doubt a sipper. Easy drinking but a beer to end the night with. I've been on this bottle for over an hour and the complexity keeps growing.

Another good beer from Port Brewing. They seem to constantly come up with quality brews. This does seem to be a hybrid style ale leaning more toward a porter than an imperial stout.

Reviewed: 2/24/08

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 4 9 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 10-20-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Pours a chocolate color, like an american stout, with an inch of hazelnut foam. This beer has a very attractive thin layer of foam once it settles.

Nice toasted malt aroma with chocolate, coffee, toffee, hints of vanilla, wood, and a slight whiff of alcohol in the background. Smells like a cross of a nut brown ale and a stout to me.

Taste is of chocolate and roasted malts, toffee, cocoa, and very little bourbon which pleases my preferences. There is also the slightest hint of anise. As it warms up there is more fruit flavors like cherry and green grapes.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a pleasant chocolate themed finish. Drinkability? This is such a big ale that it hides the 10% alcohol content masterfully, but I don’t think that 2 bombers of this would be a good idea.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by thickfreakness on 01/01/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2008
Aged for about 8 months or so.

Very dark brown with dark ruby brown around the edges when held to light. Small brown head quickly fades to nothing.

Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon, licorice, a slight bit of oakiness and alcohol.

Flavor is big fudge chocolate, roasty dark coffee grounds, bitter roast malt, vanilla, light bourbon, black licorice, light oakiness, a light bit of alcohol, and maybe even some cinnamon(?). The fudge and coffee dominate the taste and it leaves with a bitter roasty finish with some drying oak.

Full bodied and on the lower end of carbonation scale.

A really nice beer.

Served In: Snifter

Review by tjthresh on 07/28/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
96 3 12 18 5 10 2008
Very dark brown with some red hues. Smalllish brown head.

HUGE aroma! Roast and chocolate are apparent. I also find raisin, Reisin candy, pipe tobacco, smidge of pine. Fantastic!

The flavor is chocolate right up front, non specific hop flavors in the middle, and roasted bitterness in the end. Along with all this is pick out some smoke, dark cherry, and English Toffee. Damn this is a really good beer!

The body of this beer is quite substantial, yet easy to drink in quantity. The finish is surpisingly dry!
As you can see, I really like this beer. I wish I had one of those slick vocabularies to give this wonderful beverage its just due. Thank you Tomme, and Ken.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 11 18 5 9 0
Yet anther installment in beer from Westsidethreat week. :suds:

A - Strong ale? This sure looks like a big stout to me. Small cocoa colored head made of mostly tiny bubbles. Recedes quickly to a film on the surface and a ring around the glass. Body is dark brown, bordering on black and doesn't allow a ray of light through it.

S - Big sweet odors pounce out of the glass with molasses and toffee hitting right up front. Roasty malts. Dark chocolate. Vanilla bean.

T - Starts off with light molasses and toffee. Slight coffee bitterness. Then it happens. Huge deep chocolate notes overtake your tongue. Baker's chocolate, cocoa, and dark black chocolate are all here in all their glory. It's like a layered chocolate cake in a glass. Get more powdered cocoa at the finish. Light chocolate aftertaste. Is it possible that I might really like Old better than Older?

M - Big and chewy full bodied feel. Smooth carbonation.

D - Quite a fine brew here. Love the burst of layered chocolate I am getting here.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/09/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 5 9 0
Great looking brew, black with a nice looking head. Nice chocolate and alcohol smell. Taste is great. Strong roasted malts/chocolate. The alcohol finish is perfect. Just enough there. Awesome brew.

This under my notes> "Note* make milk jug water bomb." :unsure:

Served In: Snifter

Review by KingG on 11/22/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 2 11 19 4 9 0
Served at room temp.
Poured into my Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance is very good. I can't remember seeing a beer more black than this. Opaque is an under statement. Mocha-colored head forms, eventually simmering down to a thin cap of foam. Lacing coats the inside of the glass. Impressive.

Smell is very good. Aromas of black licorice, roasted malts, alcohol and bitter dark chocolate. The fragrance of a worthy elixsure.

Taste is exceptional. Enormous flavor of roasted malts and bitter-sweet dark chocolate. Alcohol makes itself known toward the back-end but isn't overwhelming and adds to the flavor. An absolute pleasure to sip. Extremely well done.

Mouthfeel is very good. Texture is very nice and carbonation is on point.

Drinkability is very good. Amazingly easy to drink for a beer with this much flavor and alcohol.

Overall: One of my favorites. A staple in my fridge and cellar. This is what American brewing is all about.

Served In: Tulip

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