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Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Ratings: 1,962
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 502
Gots: 598 | FT: 53
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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These beer pours motor oil black. The smell is of sweet booziness. The flavor is sweet with a nice bit of bourbon and dark malts. I absolutely loved this beer.

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I was in Illinois, I think, at this liquor store called Binny's, I looked over at the stash that the beer guys had tucked away, saw this brew in the stash, and snagged it. I used to be a beer guy. You can't leave your stash box sittin out for the public to find.

Pours up black with quickly dissipating head. No lacing. Nose is bourbon straight up. All the characteristics that go with bourbon were there. Vanilla, leather, heat, molasses, burnt caramel. Taste is the same way. Huge bourbon, almost too much but not too much if you smell what I'm fartin. Same characters from the nose. It's a simple yet complex brew. Thick body. Not as thick as some brews I've had which makes the drinkability go up. Sticky lingering finish. Very mellow carbo. I dig

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Picked this up a while ago, finally getting around to this during the last days of summer. I had the Old Viscosity a few nights back and figured that this would be better. Without a doubt, it was and as far as Stouts aged in Bourbon Barrels go, this was about as good as it got. With a recessed amount of alcohol, a smooth mouthfeel, and wonderful array of flavors, this felt much lighter than it was an actuality and wasn't harsh to the taste at all!

Strong pour to this from start to finish - with a "motor oil" look, strong aroma, and a tan head that offset the liquid nicely for not being terribly thick. A good amount of bourbon in the nose along with some molasses, caramel, and vanilla. Those were enhanced by dark fruit and bitter chocolate in the taste, which went well with the other flavors. Full, chewy taste and not a lot of carbonation made this quite smooth and the alcohol lent a nice warming quality to this as well.Not a fast sipper because of the strength of this but a treat for those who enjoy bourbon by itself.

This was strong and made no bones about it but this was one of the few beers where a decrease in alcohol would serve as a distraction. Just a good amount of stickiness and smokiness were found here but it served as proof that that was no ordinary Stout indeed. Worth enjoying, even if it has to be split with a fellow imbiber. Can't wait to give this a go again when the winter comes - this would be a perfect beer to celebrate the holidays with.

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 1,962 ratings.