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Old Viscosity | Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
1,982 Ratings
Old ViscosityOld Viscosity
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrewBeechum on 08-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,515
Reviews:
885
Ratings:
1,982
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
302
Trade:
18
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,982 |  Reviews: 885
Photo of dwoolley1
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
2/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.51/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black with a nice thick tan head. Good retention and lacing. Nose is a bit of toasted oak and malt. Palate is toasted malts, and a bit of oak. Not very much going on. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and over carbonated in my opinion.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours jet black with a thick head. looks a bomb ass stout.

smells like coffee and chocolate. has a nice mellow booze to it.

taste hits sweet then boozy/sweet. good oak aged beer. smooth flavor to this as well. finishes with a slight booze burn.

overall this is pretty good, has smoothness and slight alcohol burn to it.

honestly thought this was an old ale aged in oak. not that i'm complaining i just thought this was a different kind of beer.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csurowiec
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got on trade! 650ml bottle served at 8deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a 1" head that lasts for a few minutes before film out. Very dark brown colour

S- Nice malt and sugar. Good chocolate and some heat.

T- Chocolate and malt. Some bittering hops but not much. Burnt at the end. Ok but just not that roasted malt this way fan of 2 row.

M- Dry and tart. Not that creamy going down.

O- Not a bad brew. Pretty average but believe would be a good base on a bourbon barrel aged stout.

Food Pairing

This not too bad brew went well with..... Marxhmellows and chocolate with hot crispy wafers of the graham type!!

Enjoy

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Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digitalzombie
2.9/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tommo
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

based on older viscosity, i thought id like this. Was mediocre at best. I felt the beer was overly bitter, not carrying enough body, and too hoppy. mildly acrid if that is fair

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Photo of Nmgreen
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjpolzin
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good, complex tasting imperial stout but lacked the barrel aged character that I was hoping for with something that is in fact barrel aged. One positive I will say is that with a decent amount of roastiness, I think this one could age very well.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks excellent, truly like used motor oil just as much as any other beer, full on inch of head on the top, tan. Aroma was lots of chocolate malt, roastiness, vanilla, coffee malt smells in that order.

Hides the alcohol, chocolate malt just chews and chews the hell out of it, makes this so smooth and drinkable. Some earthy tobacco and thick consistency make this a great cigar beer as well.

One of the best non barrel aged imperial stouts out there.

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Photo of JKasten988
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Andy_Luft
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stanale
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1,982 ratings
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