Raise your hand if you didn’t want this past weekend to end? *raised hand* Man, here in New England we had just phenomenal weather…out of this world. Today the great weather just kept coming. I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t thinking about calling into work this morning as I walked the dog this morning in my shorts and flip-flops.
With Memorial Day being yesterday, I’m in for a short work week. AND on top of that, this Saturday is American Craft Beer Festival 2011. How can I complain?
The porter is stiffly bitter at first. You’re going to want to let it warm up some unless you’re really into those punch-you-in-the-mouth roasted flavors. About 20 minutes warming up mellows her out real nice.
The roasted malt flavors mix with a surprising hop character (citrus), which ends up dominating the aftertaste. Intriguing!
I’m trying to focus on the malty aspects to give a better description of them, but that citrus character isn’t having it. I’m finding the beer quite un-porter like because of it. Don’t let me mislead you…the brew is delicious…just not what I expected.
And on a final note, this little puppy is drinkable as can be. Waited 20 minutes to start drinking and finished in under 5 once I started.