Port Brewing Company’s Older Viscosity pours motor oil black with a minimal tan head that quickly dissipates. Lacing? Not much. Lots of molasses and toffee notes. Mouthfeel? This beer lives up to its moniker (viscous indeed) with a vanilla-accentuated, roasted malt, bitter finish and a nice sternum-burn alcohol fade. This is a beer that represents everything I like about barrel-aged beers: Lots of flavor (oak, vanilla bean, chewy dried fruit), a slow-down-and-sip ABV (12.5%) and a serving size (375ml) that doesn’t hurt your wallet or your head.
Posted February 21, 2012