Old Viscosity - Port Brewing
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Reviews by uberabr:
4.47/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Color is pitch black, with deep red hues around the edges. Head is minimal- half-finger, but dark tan. Carbonation and lacing are decent, some hop oil up top.
Smells like petrol, but in a good way - deep, rich, delicious dark oil. I'm not sure if I've ever smelled a beer like this before. Rich molasses, bread, and butter, and an almost arrogant solvent-like quality that, when mixed with a rounded, floral, piney hop, straddles the line between offensive and seductive. It definitely works for me.
Taste is truly unique and definitely noteworthy. Like a bastard child of a Russian Imperial Stout and a robust Porter, this brew is rich and creamy, dark and decadent, chocolaty, with deep espresso boldness, vanilla-beans, a woodsy, nutty oak, and a moderate but noticeable bitter hop bite with hints of pine. Not a hint of booze- Awesome.
The butter diacetyl adds well to the taste, it makes the mouthfeel a tad on the sticky side. However, this is one of the most daring and amazingly well rounded brews I've tried- and it goes down so easy, maybe too easy. I would definitely drink this one again.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2007 02:06:57 | More by uberabr
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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
93 out of 100 based on 1,587 ratings.