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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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1,674 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,674
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 159
Gots: 257 | 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
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4.4/5  rDev +6%

turbotype, Today at 02:37 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Bubbawilly88, Sunday at 03:57 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Devman171, Sunday at 12:01 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

yeaprolly, Saturday at 10:00 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

maltlikker, Friday at 06:42 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jjf3792, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

KAF, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Keananmichael5, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jkhobbs99, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle with a bottled on date of 10/23/13 (so almost exactly 1 year old); into a pint glass.
Appearance - pours like black gold! Sits black in the glass, but against the light, a hint of brown appears at the bottom of the glass. A thick, foamy, hot chocolate shade head forms on the pour, but recedes fairly quickly to a thin layer. Lacing is outstanding!
Smell - brownie mix, mocha and hints of roasted coffee.
Taste - whoa, right cross; full of robust flavors from the first sip! Espresso, dark chocolate, bourbon, and some raisin!
Feel - full body and the 10% ABV is masked very well! Very complex flavors from the bitterness of dark chocolate, the robust espresso, a hint of sweetness from the booze and what I suspect is raisin.
Overall - incredibly tasty brew, certainly worth the purchase! I'll have again!

DenverHopHead, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Not for beginners

David121, Oct 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

t2grogan, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

matt_duthie, Oct 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

Mike-Harms, Oct 03, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +7%

Fordknox, Oct 02, 2014
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, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Danny1217, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

kristougher, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

greenspointexas, Oct 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

hansenm72, Sep 29, 2014
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, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jpd7374, Sep 28, 2014
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Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,674 ratings.