Old Viscosity | Port Brewing

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Old ViscosityOld Viscosity

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Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drewbage on 08-11-2004

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Photo of IntriqKen
4.97/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours like used motor oil...deep black with a half finger tan head that melts to a capping thin sticky lacing.
Aromas are wonderfully typical....dark fruits, sweet malts, raisins, plums, prunes...nice. As it warms, very strong coffee notes. Delicious.
Ahhh...sweet malts and dark candied fruits fill the mouth with wonderful desert flavors. Nice alcohol burn follows it all as you swallow.
After taste is surprisingly clean but reminiscent of the sweet candied dark fruits and warming alcohol.
This is much more like an old ale to me than merely an American Strong Ale.
I absolutely LOVE this!!!!

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.95/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber gently poured into my snifter glass yielded a tremendous amount of khaki/tan colored frothy foam. Not much in the way of lacing for this viscous black colored stout but the foam settles across the top beautifully. Getting some roast, caramel, molasses, and maybe a vanilla/bourbon scent in the aroma. Old Viscosity is actually, for me, quite flavorful and complex. Getting some chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and roasted malts. I must say this is one of the most carbonated imperial stouts I've ever encountered and the "fluff" from it is coating the palate quite wonderfully. The velvet softness of the carbonation is intoxicating just like the well hidden alcohol. Overall, I had high expectations for this Port Brewing offering and they did not disappoint!

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Photo of dmgeng
4.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had seen this before but hadn't gotten a try so I decided to just trade for one to get it sooner than later.

A - Dark black that pours quite thick with dark brown rocky head and fluffy lacing.

S - Tons of of sweet malt smell with roasted, chocolate, caramel, and some toffee notes radiating out. Has some of the vanilla, oak, and woody character that you would expect and is really a perfect accompaniment. No discernible hops or alcohol.

T - The first sip you are overwhelmed with tremendous flavor having tons of complex flavors. I taste sweet malt on the front, then the rich cocoa, roast, caramel in the middle, and then the vanilla and oak kick in on the backside. After the first couple of sips the beer becomes even more complex with the more subtle flavors playing off of the bold stout flavors.

M - HUGE mouth-feel with full carbonation. Though it is thick and sticky the carbonation allows the flavors to come alive on the palate. If you don't like the full feeling then this is probably not for you. The finish is perfect with a little bit of everything and leaving you wanting more.

Overall, this is one very delicious beer. I haven't had just an "oak" aged stout and I really enjoyed how it complements the stout instead of making the barrel first and foremost. With the gentle vanilla and more complex char flavor I know that I'm not going to overlook this one again. I strongly recommend this oaked imperial stout.

Glass- Imperial Nonic

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Photo of Rzzzzz
4.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap recently at the Trappist. I had some of this stuff from a bottle last summer--very good but oh what a difference when properly stored and served!

Black as the night with a short-lived tan head that left some nice lacework behind. Wonderful aroma of coffee, malt, chocolate, raisins. Flavor is a well balanced mix of caramel, toffee, sweet and bitter chocolate, roasted malt, warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. This was about as delicious a beverage as I can remember tasting. Like a milkshake for grownups.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.89/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Sovereign in Washington, DC. Poured into a large chalice. I received the last pour from the keg, so only half a glass but free.

Almost a chocolate milkshake but not. Now one of my favorite beers. 5

A - Pours black with a frothy tan head. 4.75

S - Aromas of dark chocolate and bread so yummy that it's almost like I am sampling a cookie. 5

T - Roasty but not burnt, some bitterness in the finish, dark chocolate, small vinous quality and a little bit of oxidation like an old ale. 4.75

MF - Great mouth fell smooth but with a frothy lightness that gives only a med heavy body. A bit of viscosity! Semi dry finish. 5

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Photo of BeerSox
4.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz capped bottle into 25oz snifter. Grabbed this one while in Boston since this brewery isn't available in VA.

Like the label indicates, this one is black like it came straight out of an old truck's oil pan. The head is very smooth and appears soft. Very dense, and carries a rather deep tan head, almost brown like chocolate milk. As the head settles to leaves a wall of thin foamy film on the glass. By the time the beer is gone, the side of the glass is coated by webbed lacing.

Very heavy burnt malt aromas, teamed up with a little bit of cocoa and coffee bean. A touch of raisin or prune is in the background. The alcohol comes through a little, but it's still well hidden considering it's stature. A wispy hint of oak (vanilla) makes its way in there from the 20% that was barrel aged.

Lots of scorched malt flavors setup the base for the rest of the array. The roastiness is bookended by a little bit of trailing citrus bitterness, holding up stacks of chocolate and a bit of smokey spice.

The best thing about this beer is how an almost charred beer like this can be so velvety smooth in every sip. The carbonation is good but maybe a little on the lower side, allowing for a syrupy concoction that coats the mouth and lingers for a while. You don't need to do anything other than take small sips at a slow pace because even after you've swallowed, the flavors hang around and slowly evolve. As the beer warms the smoke starts to come out a little more.

I think 30W is an accurate description of this beer, just as it states on the label (40W SAE when hot). Unlike what sludges out of your dad's car, this is actually extremely drinkable. At first this seems like it's just another Russian Imperial Stout, but this is in its own class. It's more like a strong American Stout. Heavy in malts, high in alcohol, but the hops are hidden in the background. Plus, this one is a blend of a new Old Viscosity, and one that has been hanging around in bourbon barrels for a while. There's a good amount of complexity in this one, just as much as any RIS or Barleywine. Definitely one of the beer beers I have had. Recommended.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to SuzyGreenberg for the trade.

This beer pours a thick jet impenetrable black. Thin, thin layer of beige head bubbles despite strong elevated pour. The nose has oak, rich vanilla, bourbon, and cream notes. Smells alittle of alcohol. smells to me almost like tiramisu. Mouthfeel is thick as hell, very chewy. This beer is incredible! The first thing I think of is instantly tiramisu. Black chocolate, coffee, rich cake and thick vanilla flavors. DAMN!! This is an incredible brew. The finish has a nice little hop bite. Smoootttthhhh!!!. I just acquired two older viscosities (thanks JCB) and the first taste of this inspired me to pull the one i put in the fridge out and cellar it with the other. The smoothness of this beer is incredible. Very good, yet light alcohol flavors. This is very much a desert. Incredibly drinkable and very tasty. WOW. I love this beer. This one is defenitely worth all the hype. I am priveleged to have experienced this beer. Thanks again to SuzyGreenberg.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Old Viscosity ON TAP at STONE BREWERY; Black color with a dark short tan head and lovely in appearance-very inviting.

A sweet assertive and most appealing rich sugared coffee nose-smells like a piece of fresh dark chocolate/coffee candy;

Huge dark bitter chocolate flavor with a creamy chocolate mouth and loads of underlying sweet coffee flavors. A big creamy and wonderful drinking stout.

Bigger, creamier, thicker, sweeter and, candidly, more appealing on tap than from the bottle. Nice! I had this with spicy wild boar ribs at Stone's cafe, but this would drink well with most spicy and big meat or game dishes. Also would do well as a nice accompaniment to drink with dessert.

A nice drink with which to simply relax and sip away after dinner or with a cigar.

This stout, ON TAP, can give any of the "big player, prestigious stouts" a run for their money.

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Photo of scottoale
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very special cask of a very special favorite of mine...three words that best describe the difference between this and the standard OV : smoother, mellower and boozier.

Served in a pint glass, thick, blacker than molassas with a film of cocoa- brown cream head and no visable carbonation...it looks like a sipper.

Sweet dark roasted malt, rich dark fruit undertones compliment chocolate, coffee and licorice that just reel you in for the taste.

The taste...incredible! This is a gourmet meal and dessert in a glass. It tastes just like the smell, only better. I can't get enough of this stuff even though it took 45 minutes to finish one pint!

Big body with big ABV and a smoother than silk mouthfeel, I can't recommend this one enough...Cheers!

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler received in a GIF from IntriqKen Thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a solid black that no light gets through. Starts with a thin tan head that goes away quickly. Aroma is really nice chocolates, coffee, some dried fruit, a little caramel. Taste follows the smell, but adds some alcohol bite in the end. Mouthfeel is thick as promised. Excellent brew, very complex, thick, tasty. Send more.

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Photo of RummyRedbeard
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bomber dated 10/23/13 in to a 12 oz tulip

My fucking God, I regret that it has taken me so long to try this beer! The appearance is brilliant, pitch black, dark brown creamy head that is lasting the whole way slight lacing retention. Smell is smokey and oily, dark fruits with bourbon/oak. Upon sipping I taste a mix of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, bourbon; smoke and toffee on the roll around. Mouth feel very thick, not much carbonation. Good Lord almighty, try this beer. Immediately. Like right now. THIS IS NOT YOUR DAD'S 30 WEIGHT!

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Photo of xgabe
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After dinner drink... oh baby.

The pour fits the name... draining the old oil from the ol' Apache truck thick. Dark caramel color with a creamy head.

Sweet maltiness dominates, with subtle hints of hops; it all fits what you expect out of the style.

What incredible awesomeness once I tasted it. THICK mouthfeel which really was appropriate for all the malty smokiness, sweetness, molasses x 2, dates, burnt currants, basic fruitcake.

As an after dinner drink, off a snifter, it was an incredible end to a prime rib eye steak dinner. Not often a fan of a strong ale, but man, Port Brewing does this RIGHT and PROPER.

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Photo of Gavage
4.84/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a thick black color with a short one finger head that falls pretty quickly. No significant lacing develops.

Smell: simply wonderful. Loads of roasted malts, molasses, coffee, dark chocolates, and hints of alcohol. This is a beer you take a big sniff of before you put it to your lips.

Taste: follows the nose with similiar roasted malts, molasses, slightly burnt coffee, and chocolates. Alcohol is noticeable but well hidden and contributes to the flavor profile in a good way. Nice bitterness and a bit of vanilla is also detectable.

Mouthfeel: heavy bodied beer. Smooth and syrupy. Aftertaste is long on the flavor profile and seems to stick to your tongue.

Drinkability: this is a killer brew. The high alcohol knocks this down a notch but this is a wonderful slow sipping brew.

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Photo of alk3kenny
4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a 22oz bomber into a 22oz glass. Head came up over the rim of the glass and held like a thick creamy foam. Great start! Roasty flavor slightly bitter little boozy bet this will be even more amazing as it warms up. I have to lean towards it fitting more into the RIS category. Great beer for a pretty good price point at Sherlocks in Marietta. Gonna have to try more stuff from Port Brewing.

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Photo of 100floods
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased at City Beer, I think this was the 2007 batch, it's been almost a year (feels like a year anyway) since acquired this bottle.

I was surprised to find that this is labeled as a strong ale, when really this stuck me as not that.

This beer pours a dark black, with a little dark chocolate hue to it, but it's pretty damn dark none the less. There is a dark golden/mocha head that leaves a vanilla colored lace shortly after.

The beer is packed with malt chocolate and roasty aromas that I would find in a stout, but then again, i found similar things in Death and Taxes and thats not considered a stout. A lot of the flavor is weighed towards a coffee taste, kind of bitter, but there's some sweetness to back it up. This beer has a full body that leaves some oily stuffs on your tounge.

Overall I really like this beer, I had a few others but i drank them cause it was so good. This beer is a great sipping beer. However, call it what you want, maybe Strong Ale is misleading, it's style might be a gray area. HOORAY!

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rich aroma has smoky tones of roast quality coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and molasses with just a touch of sweetness. It absolutely screams DRINK ME!!! Comes out of the bottle a nearly opaque reddish sable just a couple tomcat whiskers above black with a thick, fluffy, fine-bubbled light beige head. Flavor is - um, you sure this is an American Strong Ale and not a porter or stout? I LOVE stouts and porters, and this sure tastes like one! OK - mouth-filling flavor has tones of semi-sweet chocolate, quality coffee, caramel and licorice with a subtle hint of citrus. Texture is fizzy and lively, leaving behind a firm and pleasant tingle. This just might be Port Brewing’s best, outside of the Lost Abbey series!

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

We pour this brew from a bomber into our three quarter sized tasting snifters. It pours out a thick black bean coloring, and two to three fingers worth of a yellowed, manila head. This retains forever, leaving soft but thick sheets of honeycomb lacing. Mild haze is noted on flashlight examination, but no sediment is found. Carbonation appears to be active. Aroma includes burnt caramel and chocolate maltiness, iced espresso, sugary sweet cocoa powder, roasted filler barley, coiny metallics, syrupy toffee sugars, molasses, gentle nectary hop fruitiness, fig and dried plums, red wine vinegar acidity, browned apple sweetness, wheat pizza dough, vinyl plastics, bourbon vanilla woodiness, and a woody, peaty scotch booziness. Wow, the sip kind of takes you by surprise!! It is so surprisingly bitter, and intense, but in the best way imaginable. From the front of the sip you get some of the biggest roasted chocolate and coffee malts we’ve ever had, padded by easier grain of caramel and more standard black malts. Filling the remainder of the taste buds is a blend of black coffee, sweeter hints of the creamiest vanilla latte, bitterly raw cacao nibs, chalky yeastiness, heavy vanilla woodiness, stomach acidity, motor oil smokiness, singed tobacco paper and leafiness, dirty coconut husk, hazelnut sugars, continued booziness of peaty scotch whiskey, mossy and moldy oak, soured lemon rind and pith, concrete and mineral, red raisin meatiness, nori, and raw honeycomb. The body is fully full, and the carbonation is medium, but foams up readily on a swirl around the mouth. Each sip gives incredible slurp, smack, cream, froth, and crisp pop. This leaves the mouth initially coated, but this gives way to the most intense chalky, powdery, astringent dryness in recent memory. The abv is appropriate at 10%, but the thing drinks like it’s nonalcoholic. Stunning.

Overall, this is honestly one of the best dark beers we’ve ever had. At first, you’re a bit surprised at the aroma. It is, no doubt, dark and brooding, but there isn’t much strength or punch to make you think anything incredible is hiding in the flavoring. The sip absolutely obliterates this notion. The level of roast is beyond most anything we can conjure up, leaving the drinker with this fiery, lingering bitterness of said grain. Mixing in are swirls of smoke, taking things to the next level and beyond. Through all of this the finish is incredibly smooth. We certainly agree with the label that they don’t make ‘em much like this anymore. The oak doesn’t do too much, but it doesn’t really need to. For whatever reason we’ve sat on this bottle in our cellar for a while now, and only recently found time to give it the proper time it deserves. We’re so glad we did, and have already put our feelers out for a replacement bottle, or five, to be consumed immediately.

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Photo of Kudashov
4.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was my first introduction to the NBS ~ New Beer Sunday ~ brood . I told Malty that this is my first brew for it but I did not get a chance to put my paperwork to the laptop . This is one of my favorite brews since I started the addiction of looking good beer . On the label it says " Not Your Dad's 30 Weight " but , it does look like motor oil and pours like motor oil . The color of this brew is as black as night and there is a nice full , thick head as it is poured into my beer mug . Smells and looks like a stout . I love this . Roasted coffee , toasted Irish bread and oatmeal raisin cookie aromas are there . Bourbon lingers on the nose when I take a nice deep inhale . After a few sips my glass is " dirty " . The lacing is everywhere and it looks soooo much like used threading oil . Did I tell you that I love this ? With beers that have the ABV well hidden my cheeks turn red , this stuff has that and the tips of my ears red too . Take the chill out of the lousy winter that we are having in the city of Boston ~ but our sports teams are not doing that bad ~ .

The mouthfeel is is thick , oily , chewy / crusty . Like treacle bread . The label says 10.0% ABV but there is no burn and the drinkability is fantastic . This will be one of my " go to's " from now on . Cheers to the lads at Port Brewing for making a brew that is out of this world . Hope Santa puts some of this in my stocking .

Go Pats . C'mon the Hoops ...

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with 3 fingers of caramel-colored head that dissolved away into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic! Lots of roasted malt, imparting notes of coffee, dark chocolate, dark molasses, brown sugar, some oatmeal, vanilla, a touch of licorice and smoke, and a little oak.

Taste: Delicious! Strong flavors of roasted malt, some coffee, dark chocolate, dark molasses, brown sugar, some oatmeal, vanilla, a touch of licorice and a touch of well-balanced hops at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Chewy and smooth as hell, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 10%, there is a slight presence of a very pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: Wow! What a fantastic stout! Awesomely delicious, with some seriously strong flavors of roasted malt, some coffee, dark chocolate, dark molasses, brown sugar, some oatmeal, vanilla, a touch of licorice and a touch of well-balanced hops at the finish. Stout fans will LOVE this!

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours to an almost blackish brown body that shows no light when held to a flame. Head is a chocolate brown foam at about an inch and a half with nice retention. Nose is vesty with rich malt and sweet spices that have hints of alchol, toffee, and cordials. Enters the mouth just as darkness should, long rich and full of flavors such as burnt malt nuttiness, toasted biscuits and subtle dry sweetness. A big dark beer with wonderful complexity. Mouthfeel is warm and welcomed. Alchol is scary well hidden except for the belly warming. There is even a trace of hop bitter to the finish. A super drinkable beer that I wish I could find locally.

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Photo of billyblazes
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite from Port Brewing. Yes, I like a thick, bold flavor..........and this has that. Sadly, living on the East Coast makes it near impossible to get any Port Brewing products. I am still trying.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a stemmed glass.

The color us a dark black with nice light brown foamy head with some nice thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a bit dark chocolate flavor. Also has a bit of a caramel feel with some slightly nuttiness to it.

The taste is pretty dark chocolate flavored, some really nice bitterness as well. There is also a bit of a coffee flavor to this beer as well. A small coffee bean flavor does come out at the end giving into an aftertaste that is quick pleasant.

The feel of this beer is only slightly heavier than expected but still a good hearty beer. Is easy drinking with not too much carbonation. Avery flavorful, good drinking beer.

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Intriqken for this via trade!

Wow, what a brew. Finally a chance to try one of these from a brewery that gets so much blog traffic.

A - midnight black, thick through a swirl. rich dark brown head that start's small and slides to the side of the glass quick so as to not take away from the blackness.

S - Smokey, roasted malt, rich maltes, dark ripe fruit. Wow, a lot going on in the nose.

T - alternating between rich sweet malts and sharp bitter essences - espresso and hops. I lean towards an RIA but it's not that far into the hops. hard to describe but very tasty.

M - full bodied - this is a definer! Ridiculously thick but not cloying or syrupy. How'd they do that?

D - Went down so smooth, so easy. No overwhelming sense from the alcohol. I can easily see buying a case for the cellar and enjoying now and as it ages as well.

Kudos to those that buy and enjoy this beer! Envy that it's in your market and not mine!

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Photo of jletts
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a 22 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, California, at the recommendation of one of the employees, and served in a tulip glass. I asked for a good local brew, something I couldn't get in Seattle, and this was highly recommended.

Poured a beautiful mahogany from bottle to glass with a smallish, bubbly head that dissipated rather quickly. Appeared peaty brownish-black in the glass (that's a 10YR 2/1 for you geologists out there!). Following several tastes, the head completely disappeared. The only hint of it that remained was a swirling surface lacing that moved about as if it had a life of it's own as the beer slowly warmed.

Initially, during the pour, it smelled strong like a protein shake with lots of vanilla (seriously!). The smell melded into a pungent aroma of sweet chocolate-covered cherry, aged burbon, and maybe a little raisin and kiwi fruit. Unreal. Many, many layers here. As soon as I started pouring and smelling this I knew immediately it would be a brew to be reckoned with! Despite the quickly vanishing head, the beautiful aroma remained. The smell is completely out of control. It doesn't get better than this.

Wow...just...wow! The taste was very complex, a little sweet and smoky, some burbon, just a little piney, with cherries and again dark chocolate (but not as a major player like a porter or stout often is), medicinal (almost a nighttime cherry cold medicine hint), black malty, and roasty. I'll need several more tastings to figure out what freight-train-of-flavor just smacked me upside the head.

Old Viscosity...and viscous it is! Syrupy but smooth mouthfeel, reminded me of Old Stock Ale in that respect. Very nice!

Alert! Approaching a barley wine here. Though it doesn't resemble one in appearance, it does share some characteristics of smell, flavor and mouthfeel. Still an Old Ale/Strong Ale, but there is really only one way to classify this brew, and that is damn excellent! Port Brewing has their shit together for sure. This rivals the near-by Stone brews in complexity and taste. Strong! But I'd still drink 2 or 3 bombers and crawl home a happy man. Please pick this beer up if you get a chance. You owe it to yourself.

Second review:

Old Viscosity, late 2007. Reviewed on 5/20/08.

This version poured black-coffee in color with sturdy uneven lacing and a stratified latte-foam head. Coffee cake, vanilla, rainier cherries, alcohol, and raisins were discernible in the nose with tart apple cider tingling in the effervescence; a touch of cloves emerged as the beer warmed. Flavors of dark molasses, burnt caramel, and over-ripe plums melded into deep cherry-oak and baker's chocolate with a peppery tongue-numbing alcohol finish. An exceptional, silky mouthfeel caps off this beer experience.

This is one of the most interesting and complex beers I've had and it only gets more interesting and complex with age. I can't wait to try the early 2007 version I have stashed away.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I can't get enough of this beer! It pours very thick and creamy, definitely reminds me of a 30 weight oil. The head is a nice tan brown. The smell has chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and a definite whiskey smell. The taste is better then it smells with a nice whiskey taste toward the ends. Despite the thick pour the beer has a good mouth feel and is very smooth and easy drinking. I would like to see what this beer tastes like cellared for a while, but I can't seem to keep it on my shelf long enough.

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Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
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