Port Brewing Midnight Expression

On Friday night, Kate and I went back to The Draft House for dinner. Little did we know that we were walking in on late 50s singles night. It was pretty funny watching these old men hitting on every woman that we saw. Kate and I spent the whole time laughing. This was the first beer that I had there.

ABV: 5%

Style: Schwarzbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “It’s not often that a great swell coincides with a full moon. But when they collide, nature affords us a rare opportunity to paddle out long after everyone has called it a day. These moments are a solitary pursuit with empty lineups. But those who carve graceful lines under a full moon understand how things can be dark, lonely and rewarding at the same time. So next time you paddle in from an overcrowded beach break, remember that nothing tastes better than a cold beer after a session. We suggest a roasty black lager for contemplating empty lineups and waves that go on for days. Most likely you’ll long for epic summer swells under moon lit sessions, opening the doors to isolation and empty secret spots on an age trying to pass us by…”

Random: It’s still snowing. Luckily, it’s not sticking.

This brew poured with a half a finger of tan head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown, almost black color with moderate visible carbonation. The nose was roasted malts and smoke without much else. The taste was smoke, roasted malts and then a touch of metal. As it warmed, the flavors really improved. After awhile, I also got some pumpernickel bread. The body was thick with heavy carbonation on the tongue. The finish was lengthy with a lot of smoke. This was a good beer, but it was missing something. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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