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Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Ratings: 2,274
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 500
Gots: 649 | FT: 51
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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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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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Sampled from a 375ml bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Seattle.

A - Big, black and sludgy with almost no head.

S - Boozy and oaky. Nothing else could come through.

T - Boozy. Not much more.

M - Smooth, silky and creamy. Very nice.

O - Way too boozy for me. I know it's aged in bourbon barrels but it seems excessive. Tastes more like bourbon aged in beer casks.

I'm a big Port Brewing fan. Port Pizza Carlsbad is one of my favorite places on earth. I love big outrageous Imperial Stouts but I just don't get this one.

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,274 ratings.