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Old Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Old ViscosityOld Viscosity

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1,795 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,795
Reviews: 854
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 154
Gots: 276 | 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: drewbage on 08-11-2004

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Dark brown in color. This is nice and malty strong ale but it lacks the roasted qualities I am looking for in a big stout. It also is not quite thick enough to be considered a top-shelf double stout.

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Thanks to Masterski for this one.

Poured from a 1pint 6oz. bottle.

Appearance: Pours a real thick body, intensely brown with a good 3 finger head the color of dark milk chocolate. Good retention.

Smell: Very strong oak mixed with light bourbon notes and dried plums.

Taste: Roasted coffee, bit bitter, with oak, dark chocolate shavings, dried fruits (plums and raisins mostly), toffee and charred wood.

Mouthfeel: Wears its name well as it is viscous and creamy but thins out a bit as warms and not quite robust.

Overall: Age seems to have mellowed this beer. It's good but i found it lacked a little something to push it over the top.

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A - Opaque brown to almost black. Nice tan head than dissipates to a ring around the glass.

S - Coffee bean, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla.

T - Roasted malt and coffee bean. Dark chocolate and a slight hint of licorice hide beneath the dominant flavors.

M - Medium bodied, not thick and chewy like I'm used to with an imperial. It has medium carbonation.

O - It's not an ultra rare or hard to get beer. Clearly, it delivers as a solid imperial stout.

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Appearance: Pours a thick, opaque, black body that’s light brown around the rim and head. The 1/2” cream colored head has great retention.

Smell: A strong, roasted coffee, chocolate (dark of course), and subtle fruit scent, cherries and dark grape maybe.

Taste: Dark sugars and great mix of roasted coffee and chocolate. The alcohol taste is well masked. Its main notes are very pronounced and could use a little settling. It could age a bit as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and carbonated well.
Drinkability: Well mixed and very well pronounced flavors. Honestly I feel you could buy this in a bomber at $8 and age it yourself and in 1-2 years have older viscosity (twice the volume and half the price).

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a - pours dark brown with a finger of tan head that calme quick. leaves a thin film and leggy lacing.

s - chocolate, roast, cola, faint dark fruitiness.

t - big milk chocolate flavor with faint raisin notes. has a pronounced piney bitterness that comes in at the end and hangs on the tongue. kinda lacking in depth but what's here is good.

m - thick with lighter carbonation, finer co2 profile, slight alcohol warming.

o - my first thought is that this is a highly hopped porter. enjoyable, but a bit of a chore to drink. nothing amazing here, but i'm glad i got to try it. would buy another bottle if i ever come across it again.

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Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
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