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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,583 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,583
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 152
Gots: 246 | FT: 17
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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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-28-2014 00:18:26 | More by Jmbbabson
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-27-2014 14:37:31 | More by sammyg832
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david18

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-26-2014 20:40:11 | More by david18
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-26-2014 05:54:58 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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frlrv1020

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-26-2014 05:49:11 | More by frlrv1020
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2014 01:45:47 | More by cardsfan
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RickS95

Indiana

4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's a beauty. Pours (barely) a thick black ale, looks like spent oil. Very black. The head is two fingers of light brown bubbles. Foamy, good retention, and a chewy lace left behind.

Malty nose. You can smell both caramel and old barrels. Vague licorice scent. Almost smells sweet.

Flavor mimics the nose with caramel and licorice, only now a certain boozy flavor emerges. It only takes a swig (don't chug this) to know this came from oak barrels. No hop presence, the alcohol destroyed them.

Needless to say, but I'll do it anyway, it's full-bodied and chewy. Very earthy feel from the oak. Alcohol esters work their way from the palate up through the nose. A grainy bitterness comes alive as the beer reaches the back of the tongue. Plenty of heat. Some sweetness, but only for an attempt at balance.

Overall, this is pretty damned good. It's manly, but never over the top. Will sleep well tonight after I finish the bomber.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 03:16:02 | More by RickS95
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rockrob

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-20-2014 22:30:44 | More by rockrob
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-20-2014 18:46:24 | More by Ncpogs
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MjBrewhouse

Idaho

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

Poured from 22oz bomber.

Dark black with two inch head, nice lacing.
Smell is of dark chocolate, smokey, earthy and oak.
Taste is very much like smell, oak up with slight earthy and smokey finish.
Mouth feel is a little lite for the style but is still very pleasant.
Overall nice beer, one of the better oak aged brews I've had.
One final note, these oaked and barrel aged stouts are meant to be drank at cellar temp not fridge temp. Took a little time for me to figure this out.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 06:19:07 | More by MjBrewhouse
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mkrass

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-18-2014 02:27:43 | More by mkrass
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-17-2014 21:57:05 | More by razorsdescent
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Tanger112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-17-2014 18:13:58 | More by Tanger112
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timontheroad

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-15-2014 17:40:56 | More by timontheroad
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-15-2014 02:40:49 | More by Jaysmittyland
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-15-2014 02:25:23 | More by Danielr26
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-13-2014 13:27:11 | More by Dactrius
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countrybat

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-13-2014 02:35:22 | More by countrybat
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-11-2014 05:50:27 | More by Seabass1964
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DarkUnity

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-10-2014 02:31:56 | More by DarkUnity
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-10-2014 01:44:40 | More by JakerLou
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pstam87

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2014 01:15:37 | More by pstam87
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Kaizoku

Sweden

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-07-2014 10:35:36 | More by Kaizoku
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Joshmistake

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-04-2014 04:55:33 | More by Joshmistake
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Bonsall_Phil

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-01-2014 03:11:40 | More by Bonsall_Phil
Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,583 ratings.