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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Ratings: 2,656 |  Reviews: 753
Photo of jakecattleco
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reema
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I never rewviewed this? Weird.

Serving type: small cork and cage bottle into a snifter glass. 2014 vintage.

Pours a deep mahogany brown, though it is essentially black. Smell is of intense chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Not as prevalent bourbon and sweetness intermingle throughout the aroma. Taste reflects the smell. Initial vanilla and roast flavors lead into oak and bourbon characteristics that lead into a pleasant dark chocolate and roast the lingers for a while. Superb. The feel is thick and viscous (lives up to the Viscosity in the name). Some lively carbonation is present to not make this beer flat. Overall, this is an excellent beer with great barrel aged characteristics all around. Definitely worth the price and seek it out.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had never heard of this one or seen it prior to purchasing a bottle off a clearance rack of craft beers . The label sounded great and the alcohol content secured the purchase :)
Well this brew was so amazingly tasty and right up my alley that I ran back the next day and purchased the rest of the bottles which remained .

This Imperial Stout has it all going for it in so many ways . The look, smell, taste and feel just made me smile .
I'm trying very hard to cellar two bottles for down the road, but it's going to be tough . lol

I highly recommend this one to any stout or porter drinker if you can find it available.

It is currently in my Top 10 favorites :)
DELICIOSO !!!!

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Photo of hman43
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours black with a dark brown head.

Smell: It has aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate. The vanilla becomes more prominent as the beer warms.

Taste: There are flavors of bourbon, oak, alcohol, cocoa, dark chocolate, roast, a little bit of burnt, and hints of dark fruit.

Feel: It is full body with a bit of a slick feel to it. There is strong alcohol warming and the finish is slightly hot. It has low carbonation.

Overall this is a strong ale with complex combinations of bourbon, oak, and malts with a slight hop compliment.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 Vintage

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep and viscous black topped by a finger of dense dark tan head that fades slowly to a small collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and bourbon barrel influence with some caramel and vanilla
T: Taste is caramel and vanilla with some roasted malts, coffee and chocolate as well as a little oak and charred wood. Swallow is more caramel and vanilla barrel influence with some more roasted malt and coffee.
M: This is a big beer with a full mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The beer has a dry finish from the ABV.
O: This beer is top notch. It has great flavors and complexity and drinks pretty well for the ABV. It isn't the greatest BA stout but it's up there. Definitely one to try if you like BA stouts.

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Photo of pda22
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bmf5581
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soupyman10
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black pour, not a hint of a highlight on this opaque sucker. A finger of tan head on top, with a touch of lacing. Nice looking brew. Nose is bourbon (stronger as it warms), roastiness, chocolate, a touch of dried fruit. Flavor is a monster. Huge bourbon, roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, mild prunes. Alcohol heat and spiciness at the back of the mouth, as with the aroma, comes on stronger as the beer warms up. Might want to see how this one is aged - let the alcohol mellow somewhat. Body is fairly thick, somewhat creamy. Probably would have expected something somewhat thicker for an imperial stout. Overall a very nice beer - alcohol is a bit strong, but overall nice, unique, full flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Brewsed
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: deep espresso to near black. Decent cloudiness. Smedium khaki to tan head.

S: chocolate. Oak. Booze. Dried cherries. Dark fruit. Candied plum. Brown sugar.

T: dark bitter chocolate. Oak. Bourbon. Hops.

F: a bit watery. Bitter all around. Crisp finish

O: very good. Not wort the $16 price point. Glad I finally tried this one but a bit over rated IMO.

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Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kell50
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Probins13
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomMorris
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fehrminator
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and rich with lots of bourbon flavor.

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teraflx
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Claydoe4
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jovial_Libations
3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 375ml bottle from the brewery last summer for about $15. Just now drinking it after about a year in the bottle. Pours jet black as advertise with little carbonation.
Smell is slightly sweet and chocolatey with alcohol prevalent. Taste is very malty with some coffee and chocolate. Goes down fairly easy for such high ABV but aftertaste has a bit of a burn. Not as heavy or full flavoured as I thought it would be. More of a roasted malt bomb of stout. Not syrupy like some BB stouts with decent feel and body. Overall a huge disappointment for such a rare, expensive beer.

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Older Viscosity from Port Brewing
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