Porter was first brewed in London, England in the early 1700’s. At the time two basic beers existed: a light and a dark. The dark was more expensive and drinkers got into the habit of mixing the two to stretch out the premium brew. A wise brewer began making a medium dark beer to save the barkeeps from having to mix at the taps. The beer was named after its biggest fans: the porters handling baggage at the local train stations. This brown porter is deep ruby in color and transluscent.
fiveacestx (464) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery and now being called "Powder 11" - black and almost ruby when held up to the light. The nose and taste are both smoke. The mouthfeel is thin and the finish is also smoke. Ssssssmokey!
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. filtered cola brown body with a small brown filmy head. watery body with a twangy caramel cola flavor up front. fizzy carbonation across the middle, ending with a toasted nut and bread short-lived
finish. fairly boring and watery porter overall. the low hop level and absense of roast suggest english-style classic brown porter, which is a treat to see, but unfortunately it simply doesn’t do much.
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