Old Viscosity | Port Brewing

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Old ViscosityOld Viscosity
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Old ViscosityOld Viscosity

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DrewBeechum on 08-11-2004

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yet opaque jet black in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and dark amber + cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dark tan head that slowly reduces to a medium large very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some very light hints of oak.

T: Similar to the smell, there are moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted malts with some light to moderate notes of oak. Moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Less than full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light notes of drying especially in the finish.

O: The alcohol is well hidden in this beer and it is enjoyable but it unfortunately suffers in comparison to some of the others that were shared at this bottle share.

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Bottled on date of 10/18/11.

Appearance: Strong head formed on the pour, about 2 fingers worth. Dissipated to an above average presence around the edge of the glass for an imperial stout. Pours with a medium bodied thickness. Very light lacing on the glass.

Smell: A lot of oak and smokey malt. At the same time a nice balance of crisp hops still at this point in the brew which is impressive. Some smoothed out bourbon and silky vanilla. Has a very crisp sharp edge to the aroma.

Taste: The front is some sweet bourbon and vanilla. That rolls into a sizzling hops and powerful oak characteristics which are potent on the palette. Some of the sweetness from the bourbon and vanilla stick through into the body. The aftertaste in a lot of dry bourbon which has a slight funk in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: A mixture of the oak texture and dark sweetness is an interesting combination.

Overall: I was so surprised at the characteristics of this beer. Didn't have the powerful darkness many aged stouts do, the oak characteristics stood very strong and crisp. A very complex and interesting brew. This beer is definitely worth cellaring for a while. I recently purchased an Older Viscosity and look forward to doing a side by side.

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poured from a bomber into snifter- jet black with fluffy woody-tan head. bottle date 3/7/13

aroma- roasted malt, leafy hops (maybe a touch of mint?), musty fruits, espresso, cocoa

taste- starts with some lush vanilla and subtle dark fruits, bourbon as does viscous dark roasted malt, bakers chocolate, subtle espresso, toasted marshmallow, finishes with a some nice crackery roasted/dark malt, some leafy/citrusy hops, bourbon, and vanilla

feel- medium-full on the palate. Viscous and kind of sticky. very nice

This is a fantastic brew, in my mind is one of those "burly" imp stouts (although Port doesn't really identify this as that... or anything) that isn't overly sweet and has that burly dry roasted dark malt tinge. Well balanced with a delicious and complex profile-- I swear I get a now of toasted marshmallow in there.. Great beer, especially for the price

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A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high dark beige head that died down a bit but left a thin head that mostly covered the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Hints of oak are also noticeable and linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness from the oak barrel aging and roasted malts.
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Old Viscosity from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1,989 ratings