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Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Ratings: 2,178
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 501
Gots: 629 | FT: 50
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged for 12 months in new bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 12-03-2006)
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4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage
375ml Bottle Consumed 12.13.14

A: 4 Pitch black with almost no head. Seems to have lost most of it carbonation in the last 3 years.

S: 4.5 What it lost in carbonation it certainly made up for in aroma. Lots of chocolate, dates, and vanilla on the nose followed closely by a unique spiciness that only seems to come from Port/Lost Abbey strong ales. Caramel, cinnamon, and bourbon are also present, but are bit milder. As the beer warms even more dried fruit comes out, including figs and raisins.

T: 4.5 Fairly sweet up front followed quickly by spices from the nose. Very similar to the aroma with chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon a bit more in the forefront. There’s still a present fruitiness here too with more raisin than figs and dates from the nose. Very light bitterness on the end highlights the chocolate flavors and richness of this beer.

M: 4.25 Despite the lack of carbonation, this beer still feels a bit lively and satisfying. Also, the mouthfeel isn’t particularly thick, yet it has a very substantial quality. Not perfect in this area, but definitely better than I was expecting.

O: 4.5 I’m very pleased with this beer and it’s held up very well. There are a lot of great flavors going on and, despite its problems, its still very enjoyable and satisfying. I had one of these fresh recently and it did not have the same complexity and richness; it could be the aging or batch variation, but it’s drinking great now after 3 years.

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5W30 and the word viscosity came to mind, without looking at label. Very heavy, thick, oil like. A nice 12% DIS but definitely one that will take a while to drink.

Notes of chocolate, vanilla, oak, and actually smooth. Better than the old.

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,178 ratings.