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Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Ratings: 1,851
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 492
Gots: 575 | 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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augustgarage

California

4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage. Poured from a 375mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Bruery tulip. Served lightly chilled.

Opaque bistro body with a thin light khaki collar. Minimal lacing, vague legs (not as viscous as you might expect from the name of the beer).

Aromatics are dense and complex yet restrained. Stewed fruit, charred cocoa, brown sugar, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, fresh tobacco, faint cloves...

The flavor is intense and multi-layered. It comes across as chocolate ganache frosted flourless chocolate cake drenched in booze. Bourbon, rum, and brandy notes all seem to be suggested at different moments. Nearly acrid at times, there are substantial notes of charcoal and fusel alcohol. The flavor profile evolves slowly, and mysteriously, finally condensing to a dusty raisin-laden dryness.

Creamy, velvety, medium-bodied mouthfeel - light on carbonation but never sticky or oily.

A rustic slumbering monster of a dessert beer which cellars well (the disparate elements become better and better integrated, while the alcohol burn dissipates somewhat).

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 07:42:31 | More by augustgarage
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Pours thick viscous and sticky. Head is thin ad tan in color with good retention.

Smell has nice aromas of chocolaty malt, vanilla, cookie dough, slight musk, and finishs with some oak barrel and hints of bourbon.

Taste Has more chocolate malt forward. Oak barrel presence is much more notable in the taste with some very slight tannin dryness. Vanilla and bourbon alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly highly carbonated accentuating the dryness from the barrel and thinning out the body significantly.

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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.

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
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