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Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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1,835 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,835
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 496
Gots: 571 | FT: 51
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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botham

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

on tap at The Publican in Chicago. pours pitch black with a single finger of rich medium brown head that retains well and leaves no lacings.

aroma is heavy on the bourbon and earthy tones with a base of vanilla beans, dark chocolate and smooth roasted and burnt malts. a light and subtle sharpness in the background gives way to undertones of alcoholic warmth. excellent in the nose.

taste follows the nose with a base of smooth vanilla beans mixed with fresh tobacco and earthy bourbon. the alcohol blends in with the bourbon, but comes out on the finish, imparting a light bite.

mouthfeel is full bodied and oily-thick with a smooth finish of residual black malt, chocolate, and tobacco.

drinkability is decent. heavy stouts are inherently less drinkable, and this is no exception. that being said, the flavors here are sublime in composition and very well porportioned. for sheer richness, this brew is on the level of a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout or a Sam Adams Triple Bock, and is right on par as far as quality goes. cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2009 16:28:50 | More by botham
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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.

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
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