For Valentine’s Day, the other half and I got tickets to see “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” with John Cameron Mitchell in it. We decided to grab a bite to eat before the show at Heartland Brewery. They have a new restaurant next to the brewery that is basic burgers and snacks. Every time we’ve been to Heartland, I find that it’s always a solid choice and the food is always decent. I ordered this beer along with our snacks.
Style: American Porter
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This American porter is ebony with a subtle garnet hue. Rich chocolate malt is highlighted by notes of fresh clover honey and blackstrap molasses. Its strength imparts a dryness that complements the long, nutty finish. A very satisfying beer.”
Random: The snow is melting now and our apartment complex is now filled with giant puddles. This made it even more fun when taking the garbage out.
This beer poured with half a finger of tan head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had roasted malts with light smoke and milk chocolate too. The taste was pleasant with dark malts, milk chocolate and significant smoke, more than the nose hinted at. There was also slight sweetness from the honey. It had a thinner than expected body with high carbonation. It had a long finish with chocolate and smoke. This was a pretty good that I would have again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0