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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,583 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 1,583
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 152
Gots: 246 | 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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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this in a Becker pint. Reviewed from notes.

This beer is black! Nothing coming through the glass on this one. The khaki head is easily a few finger's in width with specks of lacing being left behind as the head dies slowly.

"Complex" and "strong" are good words for the aroma profile of this beer. The sweet malts have a powdered cocoa quality. It is easy to pick out the roasted malt, which has a nice espresso-sense. Dark fruits barely peek through, but they are there. Good stuff!

The palate has the same impression of being strong, yet complex. The first flavor is of a strong roasted malt, tastes like a huge stout. Then, as some time is taken to sip and appreciate, cocoa powder and espresso develop into the finish. A couple of exhales also present some sweeter port impressions, like dark cherries, mingling with a hardy char. Still, be ready for that extremely stout-y roasted malt to dominate.

The feel is a little more on the medium to medium-light side, and the stick is decent. It does not punch one in the face, but it leaves a nice impression with a slight drying finish.

Old Viscosity is a delicious stout, easy as that. This thing is roasty and bold, but give it some time and it will reveal a whole new layer of scents and flavors. I probably will not see this beer again, except by serendipity, looking forward to that day!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 01:10:27 | More by Pintofbrown
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Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,583 ratings.