Tonight I am drinking Boulevard’s Bully Porter. I don’t have much experience with porters but with the increase in cold weather here in New England, darker beers seem to call my name more frequently. It has been a couple days since Thanksgiving and I think I am still feeling the food coma. On a side note, I recently purchased a new camera so no more phone pictures (but I have no idea how to work it yet so bear with me).
The Bully Porter pours a midnight black that is accompanied by an overflowing brown head. On the nose I get soft malt with a hint of caramel, not the coffee smells I am used to from the stouts I usually drink. The Bully has a robust malt flavor that fades into a caramel and vanilla finish. There are subtle hops and a little bitterness but overall the beer is very balanced. With a smooth finish, the Bully Porter is very drinkable. It checks in at 6% abv so you can have a couple with dinner.