Older Viscosity - Port Brewing
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Reviews by mroberts1204:
4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
A: Pours pitch black with a frothy tan head that subsides to a skinny ring around the glass. Head seems to stick to the glass but does not leave visible lacing. A swirl shows that this baby has some legs. 4.5
S: Toffee and caramel pops out with a very pleasant vinous characteristic. Dark overripe berries. Reminds me of the bourbon barrel Angels Share. Not a bad thing. Some chocolate is masked behind the strong bourbon qualities, vanilla and charred oak. Fantastic. If it wasn't for a very slight alcohol burn this would be a 5. 4.5
T: The taste is different than the smell. First and foremost, there is some chocolate and roastiness that is immediately perceptible. Then there are the toffee and caramel flavors. Nice charred oak and vanilla bourbon notes. The vanilla stands out. The berry notes are not out in front but provide nice sweetness. 4.5
M: Thick and chewy with low to moderate carbonation. The right amount. Thats right folks...this one actually has carbonation!!! Some heat but considering the 12% ABV its well within reason. 4.5
D: The warming sensation provides a healthy reminder not to slug this thing down. I could easily finish a bottle to myself in this 80 degree heat. 4.5
All 4.5s. Hmmm. I'm sure some of these will be changed to 5s when this beer gets a little while to mellow out. I'd like to revisit this in 6-12 months. Highly recommended.
06-30-2010 23:01:31 | More by mroberts1204
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
06-17-2010 11:10:28 | More by ricke
4.28/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
09-14-2010 19:31:08 | More by newk340
4.43/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
12-16-2011 03:00:08 | More by warnerry
4/5 rDev -8%
Served into a tulip. Pours opaque black with a brown head the clings the the glass nicely. The nose has plenty of oak and booze with a nice dose of brown sugar and vanilla. The flavor is more oaky vanilla with some brash, but welcome roasty and bitter notes. Finishes with a nice alco-burn. Medium body with prickly carbonation and a chocolaty but dry finish. Certainly a well made beer worth seeking out.
04-04-2009 01:42:47 | More by tjthresh
4.38/5 rDev +0.7%
Midnight black color with a rich tan head that retains very well and leaves good lacing. Large amounts of bourbon in the aroma, with some vanilla also joining it. Some nice chocolate-y roastiness is also in there, maybe a bit of charcoal too. Thick, chocolate-y, roasty, liquid crawls down my tongue with a very smooth bourbon flavor and finishes with a little bit of alcohol warmth. Body is extremely full bodied with medium carbonation levels. Just a splendid beer to drink, I wish this was more available. I've yet to be disappointed with this brewery; great stuff! Thanks for the sample, Tomme.
07-18-2008 00:18:53 | More by badbeer
4.3/5 rDev -1.1%
Big thanks to Kaiser81 for sending me this bottle. 2010 vintage.
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a brown head. Glad to see this batch was carbonated after hearing about other batches of Older Viscosity that had carbonation issues.
The aroma is bourbon, roasted malt and chocolate. The beer smells very inviting.
The flavor is better than the aroma and is very complex. I get a lot of oak, maple and vanilla, as well as a healthy does of chocolate and roasted malt. With all of these secondary flavors, I get a large amount of bourbon and some hot, warming alcohol.
Full, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
I love Old Viscosity and this beer was everything I hoped it would be. Excellent.
12-27-2010 03:06:16 | More by Mora2000
3.69/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
07-21-2014 23:53:01 | More by frenchblood21
Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
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