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Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,836 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,836
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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ptykozoon

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

'09
Cork makes an audible pop? Intriguing, a few bubbles linger and then fade. Pours a few decibels before black. Nice legs - don't see those too often.

Bubbles or not this thing smells fantastic. Fantastic even from a distance - as soon as I unleashed the cage I could smell this thing from a few yards away. Deep dark chocolate fudge, raisin (lovely dark fruits), rich complex bourbon and alcohol. Caramel and even vanilla.

Wow. Uh...hmmm. Well yes it's flat but....God....this is good. Heat from the bourbon has diminished as it works mostly in the background. At the forefront are deep dark chocolate, notes of caramel, charred oak, roasted coffee and cinammon.

Smooth. No carbonation. With this ABV, the mouthfeel is exactly like a wine. Replace the grape with chocolate.

Is Tomme Arthur the new Dom Perignon? It may sound silly but it's certainly food for thought. It is largely a topic of comedic value to many beer aficionados the disposition of a flat beer. Unbeknownst to most is the unique and choice flavor, in extension possibilities of beer without carbonation. Some beers benefit from the bubbles, but to shun all of the beer born flat? By God, this beer has taught me not only enjoyability without the pang of the pop, but beer can still be simply world class. Lost Abbey may be the forerunner in a new breed of beer. In one way or another, bravo.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 03:39:48 | More by ptykozoon
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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.

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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
97 out of 100 based on 1,836 ratings.