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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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93
outstanding

1,586 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,586
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 152
Gots: 247 | 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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therealnod

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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
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Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
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