Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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93
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1,734 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,734
Reviews: 845
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 157
Gots: 266 | FT: 18
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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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev -6%

Pours oil-like black with a huge light brown head, really dense and quite long-lasting, sticking to the sides also, really messy. Great look. Later on just some floating spots remain.
Chocolate and vanilla pretty obvious on the nose, faint citrus peel and licorice, mild roasted malts, caramel, faint coffee. Woody notes feel a bit weird, with a medicinal alcohol note attached to them. Hmm.
Not the usual trip through an Imperial Stout this one. Alcohol and complex fruit in the front, not just raisin and plum, but also a zesty citrus note and a generic fruitiness that gives off apple brandy, maybe schnapps, maybe even sherry. All atop some bitter dark chocolate, with the hops showing some teeth even this early. Roast follows with a bit of caramel sweetness, a bit burnt, grainy, almost doughy. Something like brownies baked with extra(!) cocoa powder. Some black pepper dropped in there too, plus some stave from the aging. Finishes roastier, boozier, with a bit of leafy hop, some coffee and a bitterness that's a bit more than mild.
Even with tiny sips, there's an almost mouth-numbing alcoholic feel that in one way helps the brew, in another way it makes it harder to drink. Light to medium body, prickly carbonation, a bit viscous, so named appropiately. Aftertaste is fruity, with some roast, hoppy and, yes, boozy.
It's kinda a new style on its own, a "sticky strong dark ale", tasty, but needs to be handled with care. The 0.65l seems a bit too much to handle for just one person, unlike others with the same abv, but i'll manage.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of barhoc11
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

solid Imperial Stout, not as viscous as I would have expected but it wasn't too thin that made me want more. I can't wait to try older viscosity

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.96/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a nice solid black color, almost no brown even along the edges. a huge foamy brown head. pretty strong retention and a strong lacing. dark and completely opaque. small brown viscosity left behind but not quite what the name suggests.

Smell: brown sugar and a molasses to maple syrup. chocolate and some roastiness. slight burnt malts. dark fruit.

Taste: opens up with some syrup to molasses. chocolate and roasted malts come in. just slight burnt quality to it and a little bit of associated bitterness. dark fruits come through towards the end with some dark almost metallic qualities.

Mouthfeel: chewy and heavy. leaves a pretty nice coating on your mouth. some light bitterness to it.

Overall: a very nice imperial stout. nice balance between sweet syrupy adjuncts and a good strong and bitter burnt quality. certainly something I will go for again and something I may check out with some age on.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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