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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Ratings: 1,734
Reviews: 845
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 157
Gots: 266 | FT: 18
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-09-2006)
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Photo of Kudashov
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was my first introduction to the NBS ~ New Beer Sunday ~ brood . I told Malty that this is my first brew for it but I did not get a chance to put my paperwork to the laptop . This is one of my favorite brews since I started the addiction of looking good beer . On the label it says " Not Your Dad's 30 Weight " but , it does look like motor oil and pours like motor oil . The color of this brew is as black as night and there is a nice full , thick head as it is poured into my beer mug . Smells and looks like a stout . I love this . Roasted coffee , toasted Irish bread and oatmeal raisin cookie aromas are there . Bourbon lingers on the nose when I take a nice deep inhale . After a few sips my glass is " dirty " . The lacing is everywhere and it looks soooo much like used threading oil . Did I tell you that I love this ? With beers that have the ABV well hidden my cheeks turn red , this stuff has that and the tips of my ears red too . Take the chill out of the lousy winter that we are having in the city of Boston ~ but our sports teams are not doing that bad ~ .

The mouthfeel is is thick , oily , chewy / crusty . Like treacle bread . The label says 10.0% ABV but there is no burn and the drinkability is fantastic . This will be one of my " go to's " from now on . Cheers to the lads at Port Brewing for making a brew that is out of this world . Hope Santa puts some of this in my stocking .

Go Pats . C'mon the Hoops ...

Photo of drseamus
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An exceptionally aggressive pour into my DFH snifter resulted in a jet black body with a half inch mocha colored head.

S: This is an incredibly complex aroma. I'm not sure I even know where to start. It is very apparent that some of this beer has seen the inside of a bourbon barrel. That is the primary aroma I smell here; sweet oaky bourbon. That is followed up by raisins, chocolate, and caramel. Reminds me a bit of World Wide Stout or some kind of strong Old Ale.

T: Again, the oak and bourbon are right up front. This is a very boozy tasting beer. There are raisins and a touch of burnt something. The flavor fades into dark cocoa. In short, the flavor is very sweet and fairly boozy.

M: Nice medium heavy body with good smoothness. Many times I'd associate a beer this oaky with a thinner body, but this one is nice.

D: I'm gonna let a couple more of these age and try them in a while. It seems to me like they'll get better.

Photo of Monsone
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark black and thick with a slight head that goes to nothing.

S - Chocolate, coffee and sweet malt. Oaky/vanilla/bourbon in there too.

T - Dark fruits, coffee, dark choco and the previously mentioned oaky/vanilla/bourbon. Finish has a nice hop flavor.

M - Thick with a decent carbo. Coats well, but no overly so.

D - Pretty drinkable for a huge 10% beer. The flavors a balanced with out being over powering. I finished my bomber without help.

I really like this beer. Complex with big flavors all playing nice together. Really seems like a stout to me. I will seek this out again.

Photo of jjayjaye
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Take me to school yet another time this week. I understand that American Strong Ale enjoys a wide interpretation, but this one does remind one of a Double Stout or a RIS. Pours an opaque darkness with a shallow dark tan head that fades fairly quickly and leaves a nice striated lacing pattern. The smell is full, rich and thick and chocolaty. Lightly toasted with a nice whiff of vanilla from the barrel treatment. Lightly carbonated, the mouth feel of this sipper is full bodied, silky smooth with a light tang from the warming 10% ABV. The texture coats the tongue lightly, as you might expect from name, but it isn't as pronounced as some Double Stouts. Full flavored, the taste is great. A nice lightly toasted malt, chocolate and cherry vanilla that lingers appropriately. A really nice drinker. Highly recommended.

Photo of UnionMade
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Popped a bomber bought up in MA about a year ago.
Totally pitch black, with barely a wisp of sandy colored head. Carbonation rises very, very slowly after a good pour, like it's slogging it's way through actual motor oil. Would look perfect if there was any trace of head after the first sip. Given the trouble the bubbles have getting to the surface, it's easily overlooked.
Smells very vinous. Rich notes of sherry sit atop heaps of creamy caramel, black malt and blowtorched molasses. Some alcohol plays with dark, squashed fruit, and there's strong notes of raisin, plum and wine grapes. Don't forget about the figs, they're well present. Cocoa and light vanilla as well. Is this barrel aged?
My most immediate impression upon the first sip is that this is possibly the thickest feeling beer I've ever drank. Very slick and oily, with gentle carbonation barely creeping through to sparkle on the tongue. It has that cask-like low carbonation. Given that I enjoy beers like this, it's very fantastic. The heaping amount of blackened malt doesn't hurt, either. Very, very rich, with enormous sweetness and fruit presence. If it's purple or dark red and grows on a plant, it's in there. Fig, date, cherry, raisin, cabernet grapes, concord grapes, asian plum, prune, blackberry, loganberry and any other kind of dark berry. Drizzle all that with clover honey and gooey caramel, then generously sprinkle over with cocoa powder. Very subtle hop presence, I can't place the variety, though it feels like fuggles and goldings, just a tinge of herbal bitterness beneath the bittersweet malt, maple syrup and boozy finish. Tar, leather, oak and tobacco. Very pleasant aged qualities, smooth and honeyed, with a silky, vinous feel. Super thick and sludgy, I feel like I need a butterknife to finish this one off.
I popped this bottle with the idea that it's an imperial stout, but it seems to be some crazy hybrid of an imperial stout and barleywine, with leanings towards old ale, three threads porter and english strong ale. Very malt driven, which is a nice change in an american big beer. The bottle can't be more than a year and a half old, but it tastes like a 3-4 year old barleywine at least. Very tasty, but hard to sip too much in one sitting. I split up the bomber over the course of 24 hours.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

black as sin, smallish roasted tan head...

gorgeous, deep, dark nose, rich and resplendent, redolent of molasses, anise, whiskey, a twisted stygian blend...classic!

taste: profound impact on the palate, heavy, full, and packed with prodigious flavors. All that in the nose and a little more, hangs long on the tongue. some plum, dark cherries, cocoa,...but well-blended, no particular one flavor rides over any other.

Is this a stout, a porter, an old ale...? The whiskey is king in it, and anything else fades away...very mellow, relaxing, satisfying...

10%? It's there, but it's not intrusive, it's ...mmm, motor oil!
Very solid...so rubust, and so delicate...well put-together...

oh, man!

thanks to themanaical one!

Photo of IdentityAles
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: deep fruit, clove like spice, dark malts especially some coffee/chocolate notes, and maybe a slight hint of oxidation

Appearance: Black, viscous, with a lasting brown head

Flavor: Chocolate/coffee from dark malts, a bit of candied cherries, some slight oxidation, but not much in the way of typical bourbon barrel flavor. Almost like a imperial porter but with more of a bite like an imperial stout.

Mouthfeel: very thick, viscous/syrupy, exactly what you'd think a beer like this would be, and exactly as they describe it on the bottle.

Overall: A good beer with a nice array of aggressive flavors, but I was a little disappointed that it was lacking a nice bourbon punch. If it wasn't advertised as bourbon aged than I would have liked it more.

Photo of rxdrewthejew
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This seems to be the only Port brew I can find around LA consistently (aside from the Lost Abbey stuff) so I figured I'd give it a try.

A: Looks like a stout, pitch black but just a bit of brown film as a head. This beer literally looks viscous when poured.

S: Not too much. Tons of coffee and maybe a little bit of hops as well.

T: Huge coffee flavor and tons of sweetness. Some very mild hopping with some citrus in the background. Lots of flavors going on here, although it was hard for me to pick out specific stuff. Some things I thought I noticed were cinnamon and chocolate, as well as a bit of a tart flavor which I assume is from the bourbon barrel aging.

MF: Thick, heavy and smooth. This one has tons of warming and a very big alcohol feel. The mild bitterness at the end makes this hard to gulp, so sipping is the way to go.

D: Very unique beer. It almost seems like a Russian Imperial stout/barleywine fusion. A heavy hitter with TONS of flavor. It was frustrating for me to not be able to identify specific flavors, but still quite good. With the ABV, though, don't make any plans if you're going to drink this beer. Not at the top of my big alcohol beers, but I'd drink it again.

Photo of mnapier
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Service Temperature, 50 degrees. Service Glassware Belgian Tulip

No light can sprint its way through this glass as a dark & lightless appearance is throughout, affixed with a strong crown of salt and pepper (gray & white), with a strong cobweb of lace along the entire length of the glass.
A waft of sweetness, with brown sugar, coffee, slight rum, and some minor mustiness.
There is a slight oak (rum or bourbon) with roasted, molasses, spice, and a backend alcohol burn.
Overall mouthfeel is medium to strong. Overall a nice ale and would go well with some nice cheese, or maybe even a cherry pie and some vanilla ice cream.


Photo of ojiikun
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a short tulip, the closest thing I've got to a snifter. Colour is black as night, only the crests of waves show a golden-brown body with yellow hilights. Very, very little carbonation, no head at all, though the bottle certainly opened with a whoosh. Actually leaves a bit of lace as I sip. No birthday on the bottle, but the label is newer than the one displayed at the time of review, so it's clearly a bit newer, probably this year.

Smell is lots of chocolate, and good, dark vanilla, like a madagascar variety. Sweet-smelling, and plenty boozy. Nothing to hide here. Bourbon comes across not so much as burnt-woodey as like a sweet liquor. Reminds me of bourbon used in deserts, or like a smooth brandy. Some dryer notes as it warms carring what might be the faintest note of piney hops. What yeast I can find is the spicy domestic sort.

Wildly smoother than I expected. Not nearly as ashey as a porter or stout. Big chocolate and more oak than the nose. Caramel comes out with strength. Not alpha-bitter, but bitters-bitter. Very clean finish. Warmth has a cayene-like presence. A good, hard swirl in the snifter actually brings out some lighter esthers that make this almost like a dark belgian.

Mouthfeel is thick. And wheels are round. That said, it's not half as thick as I'd expected with the name. Carbonation could certainly be more feisty, but it manages to only coat with a thin flavour, not with too much sticky.

I'm not sure how to rank this in drinkability. I've never had a beer quite like this one, and I am tempted to just devour it in spite of the slightly odd texture and the very full and boozy body. I can imagine this brew having gone quite wrong with too dark a malt or too bright a nose, but neither are the case. I suppose this is a win.

Final thoughts? Lord do I want to age one of these for a year or two. If only I had some bourbon barrels of my own to bring that character along a bit further!

Photo of srandycarter
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into the tulip.

I thought this was just about my favorite beer and rated it very highly the first entry. Another entry later was not as satisfying due to a lack of carbonation. This is the 'rubber' rating.

A - Aggressive pours yields almost no head. Disappointing. Lacing is almost non existent. Body is black and beautiful.

S - Bakers cocoa is the predominant smell. Close to it is the coffee supplemental aroma.

T - Very rounded. Big flavors of coffee and chocolate, mouth filling creaminess, carbonation almost there...

M - Viscous, as expected. Wish a little more carbonated as previous experience, but very coating and pleasant.

D - I will keep trying to achieve the Viscosity Nirvana I once felt. The latter two bottles were bought at the same time so it could be assumed that a batch went out at a lower than usual carbonation. This is one of the potentially best local beers around.

Photo of dnichols
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a 22 ounce capped bottle purchased at the Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA into a chilled pint glass.

A: It poured a nearly black body with a deep brown slight head of less than half a finger under an aggressive pour. The head receded into a modest and spotty cover over the liquid and it fed a lacking that followed the head down the side of the glass as I emptied the brew. .

S: It emitted a sharp bitter chocolate complemented by raw roasted coffee and a hint of vanilla and brown sugar.

T: The burnt malts lead the charge and dominated the flavors early on...then just as I was questioning the dimensionality of this brew I began to experience the sweet tang of the bourbon barrel aging and the dark chocolate malts.

M: It has a big robust full body with a deep bitter chocolate front and a fairly clean dry and warming finish. As I got deeper into the bottle a lingering sour-bitter aftertaste came forward.

D: A bit over the top for a Strong Dark Ale...more of a Barley Wine. One is a treat...two in a session might tax my limits for full bodied, deeply flavored, and high ABV brew.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I aged this bottle 1 year before drinking. I have to say that I'm a big fan of Port, and this is my favorite beer from them yet. Pours black and viscous with a head that settles to a thin cap and creates some lacing. The nose has sweet malt, bitter chocolate, whiskey, prunes, rum soaked cherries, and some piney hops. Great! The taste is very bitter up front with lots of piney hops, gentian, and bitter orange. These bitter flavors are followed by long creamy dry malt and whiskey notes. The mouthfeel is smooth but with tannic edges, and rich and thick. Extremely satisfying, this is simply a great beer.

Photo of domtronzero
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark blackish color, absorbing all light in the room. I had to turn on a few extra lights to see my way around. Nice creamy tannish head, leaving monstrously brilliant lacing throughout the finish. Aroma is of coffee and some mean hoppy resin smell. Taste is definitely coffee and chocolate, toffee and raisins up front. Not too sweet, and a really nice bitternes in the finish from the roasted malts and an unbridled use of hops. Very thick and mouth coating, I could probably lube the chassis of my pickup truck with this stuff. Please use caution with this beer, it's been known to make my bathroom an unbearable place after I've done my business the next morning. Maybe that's a good thing, if you're like me and want to mess with youtr wife! Hahaha.

Photo of RedChrome
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black colored liquid. Half inch dark brown golored head halved rapidly before shrinking at a slower rate. Too dark to see any carbonation rising. Thick sheet of lace.

Burnt toasty grains aroma hit first. A chocolate coverede cherry aroma pushed others out of the way with force. Subdued caramel in back.

Strong coffee taste right at the first sip. Woody vanilla is faint but present. Alcohol content is noticeable, but doesn't overpower the flavors.

Nice thickness on the mouth surfaces. Carbonation is tingles without a sudden burst.

A very fine brew. Good choice to complement a rich dessert. Not for people who don't like stronger beer. Try one if you a fan of darker or barrel aged beers.

Photo of jmalex
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

American Strong Ale? I've heard and seen some differing opinions on what exactly this beer is. But whatever it is, I'm just happy to be able to try my first beer from Pizza Port.

APPEARANCE: Pours into a becker glass absolutely pitch black with a latte brown head that is 2 fingers high. It drops to a thick surface coating which only has a small opening that reveals the black-colored ale. Lacing is visible in small sheets.

SMELL: Giant aromas of chocolate, caramel, and licorice dominate the nose. It's very robust and reminiscent of a Baltic Porter without the fruity esters. Approaching the level of the malt is a major hop presence. It's bitter and piny and balances the smell nicely.

TASTE: Whoa. I totally understand why people can't classify this beer. It starts with the chocolates and bitter malt character of a porter. Then comes a very noticeable alcohol burn, presumably from the bourbon barrel aging. But that's quickly followed by a citrusy and piny dose of hops. And as if that isn't enough roasted coffee flavors come on strong during the finish. This beer is all over the place and is a total beast because of it.

MOUTHFEEL: Thick, chewy, and... viscous! It's the texture of motor oil and very smooth. Not just knife-and-fork worthy. You might need a steak knife... or a sword.

DRINKABILITY: This beer is massive and drinkability suffers because of it. I'm unsure whether the alcohol taste to this is because of the 10% ABV or the bourbon barrel aging - probably a little of both. Either way, one bomber is surely enough.

If I had to pigeon-hole this beer, I might call it a barrel-aged stout. But why categorize it if you don't have to. Kudos to Tomme Arthur and the gang at Pizza Port for this impressive beer.

Photo of seaoflament
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a chocolate color, like an american stout, with an inch of hazelnut foam. This beer has a very attractive thin layer of foam once it settles.

Nice toasted malt aroma with chocolate, coffee, toffee, hints of vanilla, wood, and a slight whiff of alcohol in the background. Smells like a cross of a nut brown ale and a stout to me.

Taste is of chocolate and roasted malts, toffee, cocoa, and very little bourbon which pleases my preferences. There is also the slightest hint of anise. As it warms up there is more fruit flavors like cherry and green grapes.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a pleasant chocolate themed finish. Drinkability? This is such a big ale that it hides the 10% alcohol content masterfully, but I don’t think that 2 bombers of this would be a good idea.

Photo of Gusler
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours from the 22 ounce bottle a deep brown with some ruby highlights, the dark tan head stacks three or so fingers upon the body, it decomposes quickly leaving a consolidated sheet of lace to cover the glass. “WOW”! what a nose, its chock full of malt, sweet and mouth watering, hints of chocolate, coffee, Port wine, just wish I had some incense or potpourri with this fragrance. Start is thick with sweet malt, and a bitter bite from the 10 percent ABV, top is definitively full and rich. Finish has delightful hop presence, the acidy masterful, and a dry aftertaste that coats the palate, the alcohol warms the tummy, A real “Hoot” this masterpiece of the brewers art.

Photo of walshclimb
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a thin tannish brown head. Noticeably slower pouring than other beers. My wife exclaimed "yuk". She didn't get any. Smells of roasted to burnt malt with a hint of chocolate. The initial flavor is roasted malt with heavy carmelized sugar and a hint of chocolate. Bitter, long lived aftertaste that picks up a licorice/anise flavor. As it warmed up, I could pick up flavors ranging from tobacco to burnt malts. This is pretty complex, but a little on the bitter and burnt side for my taste. The mouthfeel is good. Full bodied with oily to syruppy feel and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is decent but not great. I would put it in the stout/imperial stout category. I would prefer something less burnt. Paired with a sweet dessert, the edge is taken off a little. Try ice cream, or apple pie.

Photo of noremorse1
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beverage pours out thick and black, impenetrable to light. It is as if I was letting out the old burnt oil on my Jeep. It maintains a creamy head with a noticeable amount of lacing.

There is a smell of roasted coffee beans and chocolate. The alcohol sneaks up under my nose too. A second inhalation reveals some highly fermented fruit and a small amount of vanilla. There is a lot occurring within my olfactory senses.

Taste coincides with smell. I was almost intimidated upon tasting this beer. However, the first sip or two shocks the palate with so many flavors. The two that overwhelm, outside of the distinctly strong taste of alcohol, are roasted coffee and chocolate. Accompanying the two is an obvious roasted malt and distinct hop. A complex taste that, in my opinion, would be worth a full session as the taste expands sip after sip.

It coats the mouth with a warm, sweet and buttery taste leaving an alcohol infused sensation coating the mouth and piercing the tongue. It quickly goes bitter and dry, commanding a second... third... etc. sip. This is a great quality in any beer.

Wow. My brother-in-law ‘brian700’ has raved about the Pizza Port and Lost Abbaye beer’s for some time. Finally I get to see why he was so excited about them. Nothing short of amazing. I wish I would have bought a few more bottles as this sets up an evening of drinking nicely. If you are a fan of the dark stuff (Guiness, Murphy’s, Beamish, etc.) you need to do yourself a favor and try this out! Prost!

Photo of bosco7
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Really does pour like motor oil. Thick black with a thin creamy tan head atop the black goo.

Chocolate, liquorice, and lots of tofee are imediately apparent in the nose. Maple syrup and bread pudding. Very appealing aromas.

Starts with a lot of rich dark chocolate and burnt toast. In the middle the more sugary flavors become apparent such as toffee, brown sugar, raisin, fig and maple syrup. Finish has liquorice, booze, and more roasted flavors. Very interesting and complex flavor profile not really fitting into any style but in between them. Think Imperial Olde Barley Wine Stout Ale. Delicious.

Mouthfeel-name says it all. Alcohol is a little heavy handed. Overall a very tasty and complex brew that will leave your palate exhausted. In a good way. Highly recommended.

Photo of snpub540
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First offering that I have tried from Port Brewing and I was impressed.

Pours out a black, reminescent of pure night. Seriously no light gets through this one. It was topped of by a small brown head which I found to be surprisingly large for such a high alcohol beer. Little spots of lacing foam on the glass but not very many.

The aromas present were very sweet indeed. Licorice, vanilla, coffee. Had some scents that reminded me of a port. Smells alot like a RIS.

Taste was not as complex as I had hoped for, but good nonetheless. Mostly roasted malts and coffee. Alcohol sweetness and warmth in the finish.

Very smooth on the tongue, almost velvet-like. The alcohol was not overpowering at all, which made this beer very drinkable. Will definately have to pick up some more of these and put them down for some aging.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Despite the style this falls under, Old Viscosity looks and tastes like an Imperial Stout. Available on a semi-regular basis here in SoCal and courtesy of BevMo, on to the beer:

This beer pours like heavy sludge from the bomber into a snifter. Aroma is cocoa dominate with alcoholic esters with a burnt touch. This brews starts with a slap of alcohol on the tongue that has a touch of a spicy feel to it. More of the same flavors in the smell run inside in the mouth too. I would recommend splitting this with a friend versus drinking the whole bottle.

Photo of genog
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coal black color with minimal dark tan head that disappears to leave you staring into darkness in a glass. Smell is of licorice and dried fruit. I can smell dried oranges. Taste is a little licorice and some light cocoa notes. Some of the dried fruit comes through but not as much in the nose. A real warming sensation hits me in the chest as the alcohol is really present.

Photo of kernalklink
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a coal black with some thin lacing- very different that i had expected. Thick and syrupy- the aromas are all warm brandy liquor and dried dark fruits- the roasted character tis present but overwhelmed. Nice and smooth mouthfeel- very rich. The chocolatey flavors really come out and the malts also represent a thckness. Im not sure if the fruitiness is from the malty sweetness or the burning alcohol. There is a lot of flavor here. ther eis a dryness to the finish, and the bourbon aging brings another level to the brews ending notes. Recommended, but share it with a friend- definately not a strong ale in my book, its stout in every way.

Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,734 ratings.