Val ordered this beer at Sly Fox. They had a lot of offerings on tap, and I wanted to order more, but the tasting room had this smell that didn’t sit well with me. It was a combination of an aggressive cleaner and old bread. I’m not holding it against the brewery at all, but I just couldn’t stay there for more than one beer. Anyways, I had never heard of the beer, and given it’s a draft-only, I’m not surprised. Let’s see how it fared.
Style: American Porter
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A rich, robust, chocolatey and hoppy porter brewed with British pale, crystal, chocolate and black malts. The beer is hopped with American Centennial and Cascade, plus British East Kent Goldings.”
Random: This beer is “occasionally” available on draft.
The beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated rather quickly and only left a hint of lacing on the glass. The body was reddish-brown and clear, with a lot of carbonation visible. For a porter, the nose was light. I picked up ash and wood smoke with some dark malts. The taste was even more odd. It had cocoa powder and the same dark, roasted malts. But, it was aggressively bitter with pine, which overshadowed the roasted malts and smoke. The body was also light and thin for a porter with much less carbonation than expected. It had a quick finish with the pine bitterness. I was not a fan of this beer, despite being a big fan of hops. It wasn’t balanced and I would have liked a bit more carbonation. I don’t feel that it’s worth searching out.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0