Older Viscosity | Port Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged for 12 months in new bourbon barrels.

Added by SacoDeToro on 12-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,656
Reviews:
753
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
9.03%
 
 
Wants:
518
Gots:
699
For Trade:
53
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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7 fl oz caged and corked brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a motor oil black (go figure) color with a half finger of light khaki colored head. Retention is terrible, even given the high ABV. Standard fare for the style.

S - Dominate boozy, oaked bourbon and decadent chocolates. Burnt toffee, caramel and vanilla. Hearty roasted malt body. Definitely on the sweet end. A pungent aroma. Alcohol is definitely present but unobtrusive.

T - Rich cacao and boozy oak notes open. Bourbon is present throughout. Bitter on the finish. Roasted and chocolate malt body works well with the coffee notes. Approaches hot. Relies too heavily on the bourbon and lacks a subtle body.

M - Entirely too undercarbonated and thin. Lacks the full and creamy mouthfeel I look for in a great stout.

D - Definitely a sipper. The 12% ABV makes its presence know. A good stout, but lacks subtlety and drinkablility I've come to expect.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage... big thanks to matttYCE for this one

A: pour is like a black hole with no transparency. There was some fizzing head upon on an aggressive pour, but there it quickly dissipated. however, a very thin lace occurs around the edge of the glass and its quite interesting. the top layer is an off-white with the bottom half of the lace is dark tan. never seen this before

S: damn that is amazing. an absolutely massive amounts of dark fruits (figs and raisins), big bourbon and oak with a blast of licorice and vanilla.

T: big bourbon, with a ton of oak. there is big malt and chocolate, licorice is still there, and the finish is insanely creamy/vanilla (actually one of the creamiest finishes I have ever had)

M: zero carbonation. full bodied, oily and leaves a big oaky and vanilla sweetness on the palate that is terrific. at 12% this i'm not getting any alcohol heat.

O: never had this one fresh, so it's hard for me to know how much this brew has changed while it has aged. but I will say that this is drinking phenomenally right now. it's not very complex, but the balance is fantastic. very dangerous at 12% too. and I'm not picking up any hints of alcohol burn whatsoever.

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 2,656 ratings.
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