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Older Viscosity - Port Brewing

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Ratings: 2,184
Reviews: 691
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 501
Gots: 628 | FT: 50
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black. Thin tan head. Oil slick like appearance.

Roasted malts and milk chocolate followed by a huge whiskey aroma.

Upfront flavors of baking coco, coffee, toffee, and milk chocolate. Lactic sweetness is tempered by the oak and whiskey flavors. Boozy finish.

Thick oily mouthful, befitting of the name.

Overall one of the more interesting stouts out there. Definitely a sipper.

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4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served slightly chilled into a snifter.

Pours a deep, rich mahogany color with very little light brown head and light lacing and surface layer.

Aromas of molasses, dried fruit and toasted coconut.

Flavors follow through the aromas with hints of rum and dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel is where this beer really shines through. All the rich flavors of a good imperial stout without the heavy body. Medium bodied with sweet but crisp finish and a nice touch of warmth from the alcohol.

Definitely a must try. Have a second bottle that I'm going to continue cellaring to see how it matures.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011. Received this in a trade, though I can't remember from whom now - if you're reading this & you know it was you, many thanks!

Poured into a snifter: Black, sans highlights whatsoever, carbonation almost undetectable, save for some tiny bubbels rising around the rim.

Taste carries through with strong vanilla, wood, most of the same notes as in the nose, caramel & toffee, coconut, resting with a firm booze that just kind of trickles down through the end & snowballs, settling firmly &. squarely. Like a bourbon ball or a rich, boozy truffle. The alcohol is bordering on hot, but stops just short of that.

Smooth, full-bodied, & you can feel the alcohol, though I still wouldn't call it "hot". Would actually like a little more carbonation, though I guess that's what sitting on it for almost 3 years will get you.

Great, great beer. Nothing that would normally jut out & stick you (heat, bitterness, sweetness) - it's all melded very well. The carbonation, really, is my only critique. I normally don't like a strong alcohol presence, but here I think it works great & ties everything together without getting fusel or unwieldy.

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375ml bottle into a Snifter

A - Dark chocolate brown with just a side amount of foam on the sides

S - Chocolate, covered caramel, vanilla and chocolate up front before you get a hint of oak spice and slight cinnamon and sweet bourbon

T - Up front is thick milk chocolate, light dark cocoa, cinnamon, slight oak spice, caramel and vanilla. The finish has bourbon, which is sweet yet has a slight alcohol burn as well as spice. This is a big and complex beer that brings full flavors as you sit and drink

M - Medium body beer that isn't too thick or thin. It doesn't have a lot of carbonation but because the body isn't too thick it is not as much of a deterrent as it is in some other Lost Abbey beers.

O - Even with all of the newer BA stouts out there, this one still impresses. It has a ton of flavor and it is well balanced. You get chocolate, caramel, and vanilla sweetness while still getting a nice oak spice presence. Everything just works together well in this one.

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,184 ratings.