Port Brewing Older Viscosity

Port Brewing Older Viscosity

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Brewed by Port Brewing / Lost Abbey

San Marcos, CA, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

12.5% Alcohol by Volume

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This is definitely not your dad’s 30 weight! An enormously rich but satisfying beer, Older Viscosity is 100% straight no chaser barrel-aged Old Viscosity — the beer we blend in the production of Old Viscosity. The color is black like asphalt and the aroma is an uncompromising malty nose with dark caramel and chocolate overtones. The barrel aging provides hints of vanilla and American oak. The flavor begins with a coating of rich malts and dark chocolate and finishes in a dry bitter-sweetness balanced by the firm bitterness of roasted dark malts. Body – Medium High Hops – German Magnum Original Gravity – 1.090 ABV – 12.5% Availability – Early Spring Release

ID: 25028 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank56
Overall Percentile99.9
Style Rank2 of 799
Style Percentile99.7
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.9
Average Score4.250
Weighted Score4.100
Standard Deviation0.478

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  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Phillipe, nice chap from Luxemborg that just mover here shared this on the balcony with me. The brewers dark colour indication is in fact accurate. Some chocolate, barrel aging and really really dark carmel, with some really old dried fruits that have been saturated in booze for a long time. Thick and rich, but nice to drink and a little bit warming. A good beer for the blustery spring day it was drank on. Thick and rich repeated, but really focused in its flavours, nothing overly choclately or roasty or fruity, just mostly thickly malted grain and wood.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    I've had this a couple times now and am finally getting around to reviewing. Caged and corked 375 ml bottle pops with little vigor and pours deep black with faint carbonation. The beers biggest flaw are its rather tepid and thin looking appearance that Cary over to mouthfeel. It is well carbonated but thin - I expected more body for a brew approaching almost 13 percent. However, the aromas are downright joyous. Loads of vanilla topple a strong presence of American oak that is wonderfully pleasant. Flavors of bitter chocolate, earthy oak, and bourbon are strong throughout and the bourbon is heavy at cellar temperature. This is a great beer with a few flaws, but i would gladly sip this again, and regularly.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Holy hell, it smells like heaven...heaven and booze, probably more booze. The flavor is an explosion that reminds me of founders breakfast stout with caramel and awesome. Strong alcohol presence, very warm as it goes down. It poured like a coke but after that it was all amazing...even better as it warmed up.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    A heavy handed ale, strong and rich from the start. A hearty dose of lush malts ranging from bran cereal to nutty bread along with some chocolate and coffee influences. A wonderful vinous fruity dimension is weaved throughout creating a great complexity of complimenting flavors. The barrel aging smooths out this high quality offering. Amazing.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Thanks to Doug for the grand opportunity to try this!! .. black as night, and full as the ocean .. . bourbon, black tar heroin, melted asphalt and sweet coffee roast .. . wow! such an immense beer! ..why don't you put an egg in your shoe and beat it!

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 4.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Bottled. Deep quite much black colour, not much, but slight brown head. Aroma is alcohol, raisins, some vanilla, wood, dark fruits, Quite port/madeira wine like notes as well. Flavour is raisins, toffee, brutal plum, thick coffee, mild chocolate and vanilla. Totally brutal in flavour. Probably beats many things I’ve had for the flavour... This is heading for the top...

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    THis was a huge miss...........for a beer described to be one of theior bigger sellers, I'm surprised at the small number of reviews. Another beer I did not care much for. A nice dark brown pour, small head started it off. It smelled of alcohol with some sweet malty notes backing it up. The taste was not as sweet as the flavor however, nor was it as complex as I would have liked.

  • SIGMUND 6747 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    12.7 fl.oz. corked bottle, as Port Brewing Older Viscosity, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 12.0%. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Intense aroma of sweet malts, bourbon whiskey, vanilla and oak, also moderate roasty notes, hints of chocolate and liquorice. Very sweet (too sweet?) and intense flavour, sweet malts galore, notes of bourbon, oak and vanilla again, also notes of mild coffee, dark chocolate and liquorice. Moderate hops.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    March Madness tasting -

    Aroma: Just amazingly intense, yet smooth and alluring at the same time. This is how a beer can cross all kinds of barriers, and still be stellar. Huge notes of maple, oak, bourbon, chocolate malt balls, and roasted coffe. I could smell this for days.

    Appearance: Ink black, thick consistency...looks like the gravity still clocks in at a hefty 1.150! Head was small but creamy, light brown in color, spotty bubbles, drippy lacing.

    Taste: Oh man, I "hated" having to share this 5 ways but you know...it’s worth it. Bourbon-y goodness, molasses, dark chocolate, black licorice, oak, brown sugar, figs, Almond-Joy...all super-smooth and extremely supple. Nothing clonks you over the head but everything is assertive as all get-out. Might be the best thing to come out of Port Brewing that I’ve had.

  • POPERY 212 reviews
    rated 4.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Draft, Toronado. I really love this beer. I’ve had it three times now and have enjoyed it more with every taste. This time, I got a glass to settle my stomach from a night of sours at Toronado’s RR -tion night (a 16 oz pour for $6 - bless that bar). This beer pulls off thick and rich better than any other beer that I’ve tried. The bourbon note is big and strong, but it doesn’t get in the way of the underlying stout. In fact, I find the oaky bourbon flavor balances the beer quite nicely. The beer is rich with coffee, cocoa, prunes and brown sugar, yet it’s not sticky or cloying. It’s definitely a slow sipper. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth. Fantastic.

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