Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Reviews: 719
Hads: 2,481
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 510
Gots: 696 | FT: 59
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 zhanson88:
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4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL bottle, poured into a St. Bernardus goblet.

Appearance: Pours out pitch black with about 1/2" of dark beige head. Not a lot of retention or lacing, but carbonation is definitely present which is a great sign.

Smell: Smells of mostly sweet chocolate and bitter chocolate to a lesser degree, with strong barrel, vanilla, and bourbon notes. Overall combination comes off sweet, but not cloying.

Taste: Fairly sweet overall, with milk and dark chocolate, paired with a bunch of vanilla. Hints of oak and roast. Bourbon dominates back end and finish. Nice barrel qualities here.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Very full body with low carbonation. Sllick. Could possibly use a bit more carbonation ,but not much. Overall, a very nice barrel aged stout. Good qualities from the barrel. Could use a little less sweetness but I don't want to complain too much.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Getting a little acetone but otherwise pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DanGeo
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ricke
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of brownbeer
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Schlais
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of newk340
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lateralundertow
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oddlandf
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of freshflesh
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of warnerry
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
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