Old Viscosity - Port Brewing
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Reviews by therealnod:
4.47/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bomber from Sunflower Market in Tempe.
Poured into a Sierra Nevada pint tulip with the the laser-etched hop cone on the bottom.
A: Looks like a stout. Decent head, good lacing.
S: Picked up a lot of cedar and oak, and a bit of dark cherry. It kind of smells like the inside of a cherry oak chest. At one point I was reminded of Alaskan Smoked Porter, at another, Double Bastard (the latter a good thing, the former not so much). As it warms and as it gets down the glass, some notable porter character comes out, as well as some stout character.
T: Wonderful. Dark fruit sweetness blasted through with cutting hops bitterness, followed by a perfect balance that finishes sublimely with some diacetyl and a whipcream-like satisfaction. There's a cherry brightness that again reminds me of Double Bastard.
M: Not as heavy as led to believe, but still substantial. Basically stout-like.
D: You bet it's drinkable.
Notes: Excellent brew. The Double Bastard comparison kept coming back to me, and I think this is basically a darker, more indentifiable version of an ASA. A cross between an Imperial Stout and a Porter. This might be what Guinness was brewing way back in the day to ship to the islands. Call it American Foreign Extra Stout. Whatever you call it, it's damn good.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2009 18:45:52 | More by therealnod
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
Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
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