Just getting home from class. One more week down. Earlier today I mapped out the rest of my classes. Looks like I’ll be done in the Fall of 2012 unless I decide to take more than one class at a time. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
Came home, had a light dinner, and turned on the Bruins game. Now it’s beer time.
The beer of choice is one I’ve been wanted to try since WAY BACK when Silvio first reviewed it.
This stuff has a good reputation from what I hear, so I was excited when I found it at my local liquor store a few weeks ago.
The brew has nothing special going on in the looks and smell department. Standard looking porter. Standard roasted malt smells. Not picking up any vanilla yet.
Once inside my mouth cavity, the first thing I notice is the smoothness of the beer; it leaves a silky feeling in there.
Flavors are roasty and sweet. I’m slightly disappointed that I’m not getting more true vanilla flavor. I was expecting that “sniff’n on the ‘nilla extract bottle” feeling. Oh, the vanilla is in there, but it’s not in your face. Honestly, it’s probably a good thing as it could get overpowering.
As the beer warms the flavors and aroma become more complex. If you buy one of these, give it 15-20 minutes to warm up before drinking.
This is a VERY good porter. My belly is happy.