It’s been a bit of a crazy week. I’ve been spending a decent amount of time at the gym and just hanging out with friends and I haven’t found time to taste a lot of beers. I’ve been drinking some macros (yes, I know…this is what I get for hanging out with someone who loves Bud Light Lime) and watching a lot of baseball. I went to turn on the ESPN game tonight, which was supposed to be the Phillies and they were blacked out. So, I’m stuck watching the New York Mess until Deadliest Warrior comes on. So…beer time.
Style: American Porter
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A collaboration with local home brewer Keith Antul. Inspired by the Great American Beer Festival’s Pro-Am competition we chose Keith’s American Homebrewers Association competition medaling robust porter recipe and scaled it up and brewed a batch with him at Wormtown. This limited one off batch is extremely dark brown with hints of red when held up to the light. Large roasted chocolate aroma. Medium body complimented by strong malt flavor that mixes roasty malt and chocolate. Dry finish with lingering cocoa and roast accented hop bitterness. Very British in style and ingredients.”
Random: It’s been forever since I’ve had a porter. Almost two months, actually.
This brew poured with a half a finger of tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was almost black with lots of active, visible carbonation on it. The nose was filled with notes of coffee and chocolate. Damn, this smells really good. On the taste, I was definitely impressed. The body was perfect for a porter…it wasn’t too thick or too thin. The taste had notes of coffee and chocolate and roasted malts that were apparent in the nose. I also got a hint of vanilla and bitterness to it. The finish lingered with some bitter chocolate. Carbonation on the brew was active and went really well with the thickness of the brew. I was definitely impressed with this brew and this was one of the better porters that I’ve had (although, I can’t remember a bad porter that I’ve had). I would definitely have this again. If you can find a bomber of this, grab it. You won’t be disappointed.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0