Older Viscosity... One of of the best BA stouts ever?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BourbonBarrelBeerBelly, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (960) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts

    An American strong ale is just a bastardized concoction. Like a Big Mac. That's why we have a catch-all for all the beers we can't categorize.
     
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  2. mondegreen

    mondegreen Devotee (442) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    If only there were some existing style that Older Viscosity fit nicely into...
     
  3. mjtiernan

    mjtiernan Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2008 New York

    Older Viscosity isn't available in my area so it's somewhat of a novelty, however I loved it and wouldn't blink if someone told me it was one of their favorite BA beers. It's a great brew.
     
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  4. tbrascojr

    tbrascojr Aspirant (239) Oct 15, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    What's the story with the labels and vintages? When did they switch over to the label with blue in it? I have one with a black and white label where the date was (of course) rubbed off prior to purchase. Wondering if that is an '11 or an '09?
     
  5. xanok

    xanok Zealot (556) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    No.
     
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  6. BobZ

    BobZ Zealot (543) Jun 24, 2009 Massachusetts

    Shouldn't that be "Noooo, nooooo, lemon pledge better, but you have to buy":wink:
     
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  7. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Aspirant (282) Dec 24, 2012 Texas

    I read that in your avatar's voice, and I definitely got a laugh from that.
     
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  8. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    Its good, but doubt it'd make my top 10 of BA Stouts
     
  9. mdfb79

    mdfb79 Poo-Bah (5,678) Jan 11, 2010 New York
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    Have newer batches (mostly interested in 2013) been carbonated?

    The only time I had this was a 2009 vintage and it was completely flat. Was a nice beer, but didn't think it was great. Have never pulled the trigger on it again since because of the price and my experience with the '09.
     
  10. jgluck

    jgluck Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 California

    The bottles I've tried of 2013 have been rich/creamy/chewy/smooth, with low carbonation. Fantastic MF, but YMMV. Either way, I wouldn't let a lackluster '09 bottle hold you back from trying a fresh 2013.
     
  11. mdfb79

    mdfb79 Poo-Bah (5,678) Jan 11, 2010 New York
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    The '09 I had was not recently, but when it was pretty fresh itself, and unfortunately it was completely flat. The mouthfeel was nice but I thought lack of carbonation hurt it...tough for me to pull the trigger on it for that price if I know the carbonation isn't there.

    May get a bottle this year to check it out but will probably pass.
     
  12. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Just drink Old Viscosity.
     
  13. jgluck

    jgluck Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 California

    Ah, well it definitely wasn't flat, but most of the tingle came from the alcohol rather than carb. In contrast, I felt that Old Viscosity had above-average carb with a somewhat watery/thin body. I strongly prefer the MF of Older to Old, but if you're looking for something with medium carb, Older doesn't really fit that bill in my opinion.
     
  14. mdfb79

    mdfb79 Poo-Bah (5,678) Jan 11, 2010 New York
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    Thanks for the response! When I did they side by side in 09/10, I actually liked Old better. Maybe time to do another side by side this year if I do get an Older.
     
  15. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    I might be in the minority, and I've only tried Older Viscosity once, but I prefered Old Viscosity to it... Especially since I can buy 2 22oz. bottles of it for less that one 12oz. bottle of Older Viscosity.
     
  16. sukwonee

    sukwonee Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Washington

    How does Old"ER" compare to Old Viscosity? I have had a couple bottles of Old Viscosity and wasn't impressed much by it (it was way too hot, even after a year on it).
     
  17. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 California

    Night and day. But I still prefer Parabola and you get a few more oz's for your $16
     
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