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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Day 227 Drink: Port Older Viscosity

Vince and Gina Marsaglia started making craft beer at Pizza Port in 1993. Brewer Tomme Arthur was on the scene when Port Brewing opened its doors in 2006. The company's Lost Abbey line of beers has built a huge following and the company has won numerous Great American Beer Festival medals.

Port Older Viscosity is a Bourbon barrel-aged American dark strong ale. It pours a flat black color with a creamy brown head. The aroma is rich malt with plenty of vanilla. This is a big and satisfying drink. Toffee, chocolate and wood combine with lovely roasted grains. There is enough hop bitterness to balance the 12.5 percent alcohol by volume drink. Worth searching for if you are in Southern California.

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