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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,702 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,702
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 158
Gots: 261 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-09-2006)
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Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I can't believe this is the first time I have had this beer.Pours a jet black except for just a hint of chocolate brown when held to the light,a large fluffy deep beige head atop.Smells like sweet alcohol and dark fruit over top of chocolate and roast.The roast plays a much bigger role on the palate,roasted and charred with caramel and alcohol dipped dark fruit on the palte,I have to say the alcohol lingers.This is an old school favorite and Iam glad to finally try it,it kicks ass.

oberon, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of soulgrowl
2.63/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: Viscous indeed - but not that viscous. Cola black with ruby highlights and a fleeting, malted milk-colored head.

Smell: Weird, gluey, paint-like resin; vanilla, honey, brown sugar, and pancakes. This does not smell how it looks, which is to say that it doesn't smell very strong or good. Something about it reminds me of cinnamon rolls.

Taste: Hmm... rather vacuous and boring. Not much going on here except cheap bourbon, cola, dark chocolate, rum-soaked raisins, and sugary bock-like malts. Not bad, I guess, but not good.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, thick, creamy, and not too syrupy.

Drinkability: I don't really get this beer. It's imbalanced - too sweet, and the barrel aging comes through in a bizarrely woody way. It isn't bad - at the very least, it's interesting - but it isn't a beer I'd be too excited to try again.

soulgrowl, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of barhoc11
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

solid Imperial Stout, not as viscous as I would have expected but it wasn't too thin that made me want more. I can't wait to try older viscosity

barhoc11, Thursday at 01:07 AM
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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

harryhops, Wednesday at 12:53 AM
Photo of therackman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

therackman, Monday at 12:46 AM
Photo of BrettonJay
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%

BrettonJay, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

HookemHoos, Nov 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

atrocity, Nov 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

chcfan, Nov 14, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

BeerForMuscle, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

tastesogood, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of gspeer711
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

gspeer711, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a nice solid black color, almost no brown even along the edges. a huge foamy brown head. pretty strong retention and a strong lacing. dark and completely opaque. small brown viscosity left behind but not quite what the name suggests.

Smell: brown sugar and a molasses to maple syrup. chocolate and some roastiness. slight burnt malts. dark fruit.

Taste: opens up with some syrup to molasses. chocolate and roasted malts come in. just slight burnt quality to it and a little bit of associated bitterness. dark fruits come through towards the end with some dark almost metallic qualities.

Mouthfeel: chewy and heavy. leaves a pretty nice coating on your mouth. some light bitterness to it.

Overall: a very nice imperial stout. nice balance between sweet syrupy adjuncts and a good strong and bitter burnt quality. certainly something I will go for again and something I may check out with some age on.

SportsandJorts, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Redemption575, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

GeoChase90, Oct 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Stezz420, Oct 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

NathanielCush, Oct 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Mikeypnh, Oct 27, 2014
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Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,702 ratings.