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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Old ViscosityOld Viscosity

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1,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 154
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:
Beer added by: scottoale on 07-09-2006

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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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Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,754 ratings.