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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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1,641 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,641
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 158
Gots: 252 | FT: 16
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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Photo of larryarms847
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours a deep dark brown with a delicious looking caramel/off-white three finger head.

The aroma of toasted malts is very nice with slight chocolate and coffee, smells very smooth for a 10%er.

Very malt forward. Toasted caramel malts, coffee, and dark chocolate are perfectly blended.

Mouthfeel is smooth as butter.

Overall this is a serious brew that deserves respect!

larryarms847, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of jplopez21
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of mabermud
4/5  rDev -3.6%

The 22 was poured into a brandy snifter. The body is super dark brown and the head is a fluffy beige. The froth and legs are slick along the sides of the glass. The aroma of burnt malts are heavy alongside the coffee, and background sweetness. The taste comes at me like this - roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, and sweetness. The mouthfeel is somewhat smooth, but not too smooth. Carbonation in the mouth is almost chewy and dense.

Overall, this is a solid stout. It is readily available and not pricey. Would I drink this again? With the price point and availability, there is a high probability I would drink this again.

mabermud, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of irthesteve
5/5  rDev +20.5%

irthesteve, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of peabody
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

peabody, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of davegray
4/5  rDev -3.6%

davegray, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Catracho5
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Serving type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a belgian style tulip glass.

Appearance: Looks great in the glass, pitch black with a tan coffee colored two finger head. Loads of tiny bubbles in the head and sticking to the side.

Smell: Faint aromas, coffee, malts, not a lot on the aroma. No alcohol on the nose.

Taste: There is a coffee, roasted malt flavor up front, some bitterness, some dark fruits that linger on the palate. There is no alcohol on the flavor. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Has a great mouthfeel, viscous, smooth, lots of carbonation, coats the palate really well. Great mouthfeel.

Overall: I have some mixed resolutions about this beer, I was expecting more but I am not disappointed. My overall impression is that this is more than a stout but not quite reaching the imperial stout level. It lacks that kick an imperial stout has but has more than a regular stout. It is a very well made beer, smooth, and for 10% ABV I got no alcohol on the nose or palate.

Catracho5, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -3.6%

TimoP, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of sjrodriguez
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of jscheuf
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%

jscheuf, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

KnowYourCraft, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Lucnifter, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of sharkboy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

sharkboy, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of KineticKill
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

KineticKill, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of FranzBC
4/5  rDev -3.6%

FranzBC, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of ronricorossi
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

ronricorossi, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Kramerwtmf
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Kramerwtmf, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of kipp
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

kipp, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of hermit990
4/5  rDev -3.6%

hermit990, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Biblioista
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Biblioista, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Dave1999
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is pitch black with a really foamy tan head.

The smell is sweet malts and dark fruits.

The taste is burnt coffee, bitter, not sweet at all. There's a little sherry fruitiness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is light and smooth.

This beer was ok, I was expecting more flavor and body. I thought it would have some sweetness and a fuller body.

Dave1999, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of prock180
5/5  rDev +20.5%

prock180, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Syraquse
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Syraquse, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -3.6%

IndyDad, Jul 27, 2014
Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,641 ratings.