Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Ratings: 2,187
Reviews: 691
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 503
Gots: 632 | 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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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The big brother in a little bottle to Lost Abby’s Old Viscosity, this bourbon barrel aged RIS is black as midnight, thick as used motor oil and tasty as can be. Could you ask for anything else?
Aromas of toffee and espresso, some cocoa and sweet cream comes through too. Tastes of Italian roast and espresso crema, dark chocolate and gourmet toffee, with a sweet, warming bourbon note playing through the whole sip. It has a great mouthfeel—it’s smooth, not alcoholic but it lets you know it’s a big beer and not to be taken lightly.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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

Poured a nice deep black with a thick and creamy dark tan head, nice retention and lacing.

The smell is very powerful, big dark roasted malts with a boozy vanilla, bourbon, and oak layer mixing in nicely.

Has a big sweet dark fruit flavor up front with a bit of molasses and a touch of honey. The roasted malts become more pronounced the more you drink it with the bourbon characters being well balanced with just a touch of vanilla and booze.

The mouthfeel was thick and chewy with a nice dry and warm finish.

Very nicely done barrel aged stout, a good balance without being to sweet or messy.

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of afksports
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Palestine is oppressed, Israel is oppressive, Ricky Perry is an idiot, and older
viscosity is a enjoyable beer. Smooth and barrel aged and choolate coffee. Great odor, nice mouth. Quality barrel aged brew but maybe a bit pricy. But not bad. In fact good.

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of imintune2
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 375ml caged n' corked bottle. the date is not legible but it looks like a 2010 (also, the bottle was a little dusty and at the back of the shelf).

A: jet black and, as others have said, it's quite sludgy with a very thin head that dissipates before you set the bottle down. not much lacing but i won't let that influence my opinion.

S: bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, and a slight hint of coconut (or maybe vanilla?).

T: the harshness of the booze kinda distorts the taste but i wouldn't say it's unbearable. i'm getting a rush of bourbon and roasted malts with a slight nose of chocolate.

M: it's thick but not too thick for my liking. it's sweeter on the tongue than i was expecting and it coats the pharynx like cough syrup, thus allowing me to continue to enjoy the taste long after i've swallowed (luckily, i'm enjoying the taste).

O: i'm thoroughly enjoying myself. at $16.99 for a 375ml bottle, i can't say i'll be enjoying this beer again but i don't regret my purchase. or maybe that's the 12% abv talking...

[UPDATE: taste reminds me of founder's backwoods bastard. and a 4pack of the back-bas' might have been the better value]

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,187 ratings.