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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Old ViscosityOld Viscosity

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1,658 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 841
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 158
Gots: 253 | FT: 17
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 Fordknox
4.44/5  rDev +7%

Fordknox, Today at 03:31 AM
Photo of scotorum
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

According to my records this is the oldest thing in my beer fridge at the moment, having been purchased in mid-September 2013. Thus aged for a year.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomberr into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a: Opaque black with a huge two inch tall beige head which receded slowly to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Black coffee, dark chocolate and dark malt.

t; Smoooth dark chocolate and black coffee. Hops bite balanced by the smooth, hefty malt base. Slight alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Dry finish but eventually some lingering bitterness builds.

m; Medium to full and oatmeal stoutlike smooth, sort of like a high octane Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout with some of their Imperial Stout mixed in..

o: An excellent Imperial stout, one of the best I've had. Lots of flavor, silky yet substantial mouthfeel. Highly sippable. Of course it is difficult to say how aging affected this, but other than possibly muting the Imperial hop aspect, surely it did no harm.

scotorum, Today at 03:26 AM
Photo of Danny1217
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Danny1217, Today at 02:06 AM
Photo of hansenm72
2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

hansenm72, Monday at 09:43 PM
Photo of jellikit
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Appearance: pitch black. Light brown, thin head. Thin lacing.
Smell: prunes, molasses and oak.
Taste: chocolate covered figs with a tobacco and whiskey finish. Alcohol is masked by malts and wood.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. More so than most beers of this style. Big body. Surprisingly dry.
Overall: great barrel aged imperial stout. Different, but tasty. Will buy again.

jellikit, Monday at 04:04 AM
Photo of jpd7374
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jpd7374, Sunday at 06:32 PM
Photo of leroybrown10
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

leroybrown10, Sunday at 12:30 AM
Photo of jrb5094
4.4/5  rDev +6%

jrb5094, Saturday at 01:09 PM
Photo of CrummyLuke
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%

CrummyLuke, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of brywhite
4/5  rDev -3.6%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Casterbridge
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Casterbridge, Sep 24, 2014
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

johlac66, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Jmitchell3
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Jmitchell3, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Pours black/very dark brown with a large tan head.
Nose shows cocoa, toasty malt, figs and nutty malt.
Flavours include more roast, sweet burnt toast, some pine and resin.
Too highly carbonated.

CrazyDavros, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of TheMarkE
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: About the color of used 10w30, with a thick tan head of foam that sticks to the glass like glue.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts.

Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hints of dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, chewy, and creamy.

The Verdict: Delicious. An imperial stout full of rich dark malt flavor, goes down very smooth despite the high ABV.

TheMarkE, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of pearljam118
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

pearljam118, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

NotDarkEnough, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of dagubna
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

aquazr1, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

dangerdroid, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
4/5  rDev -3.6%

leitmotif, Sep 14, 2014
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Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
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