Port City Porter

I picked this one up while in Virginia too. Port City seems to be a relatively popular brewery down there and I wish I had enough time to visit them while I was down there. I will definitely have to visit them on another trip down there. I’ve also noticed that I’ve been having a lot of porters, despite the insane heat. They’ve been hitting the spot, so I can’t really complain.

ABV: 7.5%

Style: American Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “One of our earliest noted brews, our robust Porter remains a flagship brew for Port City. This beer shows bittersweet flavors of coffee and dark chocolate, with a very complex malt character enhanced by yeast fruitiness. It pours ink black with a rich brown lace in the head.”

Random: My cat ate the chicken nuggets that we left on the table last night while my sister and I were at work.

This beer poured with a thick, two finger light brown head that dissipated slowly and left generous lacing on my pint glass. The body was a dark cocoa color with no visible carbonation due to the color. But, there was a lot of visible sediment throughout the body. The nose had notes of dark chocolate, molasses, burnt malts and a touch of smoke. I really liked the nose. The taste started with some cocoa powder and roasted barley. It then went into some smoke and coffee notes. The end of the sip had some booze warming and a touch of hops to it. The body was on the thicker side of porter with higher than average carbonation. The finish was long with smoke and hops. This was a really interesting porter with an exceptional flavor profile. I would definitely have this one again. If you’re in the Virginia area, it is worth seeking out.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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