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Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Reviews: 716
Hads: 2,453
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 504
Gots: 683 | FT: 56
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 12-03-2006

Imperial Stout aged for 12 months in new bourbon barrels.
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Reviews by Heischman:
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4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer/Brewery - Older Viscosity/Port Brewing Company
City/State- San Marcos, CA
STYLE – American Double Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
IBU – ?? Would love some help on this please
DATE – 5 JAN 2012 (#006 of 265 Beers of 2012)
SERVING TYPE – Corked 12.7 oz
GLASSWARE – Schooner
APPEARANCE – Black the way a stout should look, but even blacker like motor oil. Did a hard straight pour and there is little to no head and a good bit of sediment
AROMA- Boozy (Bourbon), vanilla, oak, and I know this sounds funny but a “Junk Yard” Smell in a good way
TASTE – Good alcohol taste, note over powering but very warming with some nice Chocolates that sweeten it up.
MOUTHFEEL – Very light for a stout and unbelievable without a head a good bit of carbonation
CONCLUSION – Not a very day drink, but very good! I was also shock to see such a small bottle with a cork.
-JH- (877 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Getting a little acetone but otherwise pretty enjoyable. (56 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of ricke
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black, absolutely no head.

The aroma is big and bold with lots of nutty bourbon, roasted malts, cookie dough, caramel and some alcohol.

The flavor is sweet and warming. I love the integration of the dark caramel and cookie dough malty backbone and the bourbon in this one. Notes of chocolate, almonds and vanilla. Ends warming and bitter with lingering notes of bourbon.

Full-bodied and chewy. No carbonation whatsoever, which is really a shame since it is obvious that the flavors are hindered by this.

This is a real treat, but it would be so much better with a little Co2. (589 characters)

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.6/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of newk340
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 bottle

A: an inky black with hints of brown around the edge, no carbonation or head.

S: like smelling a melted hershey bar.

T: a blast of chocolate that slowly fades to hints of oatmeal/coffee/caramel... reminds me of chocolate chip pancakes!

MF/D: extremely flat but incredibly smooth for how thick it looks, some lasting heat. wish it was capped since the cork lost it its carbonation... barf. (404 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of warnerry
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don't see a bottle date, but it was purchased in 8/2010

A - Pours pitch black with essentially no head at all.

S - Before pouring, I took a whiff of the bottle and thought it smelled exactly like BB Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn: sweet bourbon notes, some oxidation, and a chocolate chip cookie. After pouring, I feel even stronger about this, though there are also some very nice vanilla notes and some more chocolate.

T - Tastes similar to the smell, with more chocolate up front, bourbon vanilla and oak, and some rum raisin. A bit sweet, but not overpowering. No alcohol burn whatsoever. Definitely a bit oxidized, but very good.

M - Thick and chewy, with very little carbonation. Seems to work well in this case.

O - A very good beer. I would like a bit more carbonation, but very nice aroma and taste. I'll have to try this side by side with BB 4D someday. I know they aren't even the same style, but I couldn't get over how much this reminded me of that beer. (971 characters)

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4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.