Here I am sternly posing with my cup of Harpoon. Once the keg was kicked, we fell back on the mass quantity of brew that people had brought to the party. Sorry, no reviews from yesterday. I was off-duty.
Oh…and I would be remiss if I didn’t post the above picture of the cuddly and playful kitten that entertained us at the party.
Fast forward to today. We spent most of the day on the couch. Although we didn’t participate in any Memorial Day activities, I would like to say thanks to all of those who serve in our military, veterans, and those who have given their lives in the name of freedom.
It’s probably a little goofy that I’m finishing off a perfect summery day with a porter. I thought twice earlier as I was deciding what beer to chill, but then said “screw it”. It will be a good experiment in how refreshing a darker beer can be.
The label calls for a “thick creamy head…” but my pour had absolutely zero head. It poured out like a mostly flat (and watery) soda. I was nervous.
The aroma is normal. Coffee is the main smell. Maybe a hint of booze, or vanilla in there.
Nothing wrong with the flavor as far as I can tell. Coffee and sweet chocolate notes. A surprisingly stinging carbonation. I wonder if the bottle was over carbonated, which screwed up the whole head deal?
At 7% ABV, this is an easy drinking brew. Not exactly a refreshing summer beverage, but I really couldn’t expect that. It’s definitely full flavored. And although I am disappointed in the look and mouthfeel, overall I approve of this brew. Thus far, Cisco has treated me well. I liked this one, as well as the previous two I reviewed: Pink Lady and Whale’s Tale.
What’s your favorite beer that Cisco brews?