I hate snow. Like, seriously hate snow. I’m a big fan of the cold, but snow, not so much. Unless I’m snowed in with hot chocolate, a nice fire and a good movie. But, I don’t have any of that tonight. So, I’m stuck doing a beer review. Rough life, I know. I also brewed a brown ale today (it’s going to be called October Blizzard Brown Ale). I think that I corrected a lot of the mistakes that I made when I brewed the Raspberry Wheat. I felt a lot more comfortable today with it. I think eventually, I’m going to switch to brewing in carboys (or better bottles), and not buckets. The bucket that I bought today was an absolute pain in the ass to close. To the point that I’m worried about opening it. I also used dry yeast with this one instead of liquid, so I’m interested to see the differences. I also cut down the time that it took to brew by a lot, primarily since I knew what I was doing. But, back to today’s brew. Another Delaware brew and a porter at that. This should pair well with the current weather.
Style: American Porter
Trivia: This brew is 24 IBUs.
Random: I’m watching a documentary tonight called “Guns, Germs and Steel,” which is actually one of my favorite books. It’s not quite as good as the book, but definitely enjoyable.
This brew poured with a one finger, tan head on top of an inky, black body with no visible carbonation due to color. The nose had lots of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. It definitely smelled nice. The taste was a lot of the same. It started with roasted malts, then transitioned into coffee and chocolate with a hint of bitterness. The body was slightly thicker than I’m used to than a porter with a bit lower carbonation, but it actually worked for this beer. The finish was quicker than expected, but had a bit of coffee and bitterness. I would definitely have this one again. I didn’t have incredibly high expectations for this one, but it was really satisfying.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0