Old Viscosity - Port Brewing
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Reviews by Pintofbrown:
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
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours opaque black with cola edges. The big one and a half inch tan head remains as a cap on top that leaves thick curtains of lace.
The smell is of spent coffee grounds, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla and faint black licorice.
The taste is of dark chocolate, black coffee, vanilla, molasses and a hint of dark stone fruit.
The texture is heavy bodied with medium carbonation.
This is a very good example of a classic imperial stout. Big coffee and dark chocolate aroma and flavor. I've passed this one up dozens of times...I was wrong.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 03:20:38 | More by Furlinator
4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the brewery in San Marcos.
Pours black with a beige head that soon reduces to a ring but leaves a little lacing.
Aroma: enticing aroma with a good malt base; hints of white wine.
Flavor: rich but not particularly complex dark malts. No burnt elements.
Feel: medium-full body; medium carbonation.
Serving type: on-tap
07-01-2014 01:18:18 | More by chinchill
Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,583 ratings.