Older Viscosity - Port Brewing
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Reviews by GilGarp:
4/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Corked and caged 375 ml bottle. Unsure of the vintage but I bought it at least three years ago.
Served slightly colder than cellar temperature into a tulip glass. Older viscosity is a dark reddish brown on the pour and basically black in the glass. It has a thick tan head that settles fairly quickly.
Aroma is rich and very bourbon-forward. It has vanilla from the barrel aging process but otherwise mostly just bourbon and stout.
Flavor is bold but wonderfully balanced. Like the aroma suggests, it's more bourbon-y than some others of the style but it works well with this very big stout base. Chocolate, nuts, molasses, and coffee also contribute to the flavor profile.
Mouthfeel is full bodied (highly viscous) with a subtle alcohol burn going down. It's surely mellowed over the years and in the barrel but it still has punch.
Overall a very good version of the style. Not one of the best but certainly worthy of honorable mention.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 03:25:07 | More by GilGarp
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3.69/5 rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle in small tasting glass. Date of review is 7/21/14.
Appearance- Nothing special whatsoever. A deep dark brown fills the glass. A semi-hard pour results in no head at all. Lack of lacing is present too.
Smell- Sweet malt, bourbon and vanilla in that order. Brown sugar and green apple present themselves as well.
Taste- A bit sweeter than I expected. Also, I get the alcohol burn, but it's 12% ABV what do I expect. Bourbon and vanilla are the two most dominant flavors.
Mouthfeel- Way way too thin for a beer called Older Viscosity. It disappears as soon as you take a sip. It does,however, leave a pleasant sweet taste in your mouth.
Overall- I had this beer a few years ago and I remember it being fantastic. This time around, it was below average for a barrel-aged stout. I will not seek this beer out again.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:53:01 | More by frenchblood21
Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
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