Once known as "three threads", porter began as a blend of 3 different beers of varying strength and maturity by the bartender. It wasn’t until the 1720’s when a brewer Ralph Harwood brewed the first porter in an effort to lighten the workload on English pub owners. Our porter is made in the robust sub-style, characterized by an increased alcohol content from that of a brown porter. Porters tend to highlight chocolate flavors along with a slight burnt/astringent flavor from the addition of chocolate and black malts respectively. Our porter also includes a small percentage of rye malt in the grain bill to add a slight spiciness. The result is a complex beer that goes down easy! A perfect beer to welcome fall and prepare for colder nights.
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is choclate, roasty, rye bread, lightly spicy. The appearance is black, slight translucence, reddish hue, cream colored head. The flavor is chocolate, roasted coffee, spicy. Medium to medium/thick in body, creamy mouthfeel. The finish is roasty, spicy, pine needles. Nicely done.
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