Dormancy with Coconut and Tayberry (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Porter Brewed with Tayberry & Coconut 9.4% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Dormancy is our interpretation of an imperialized American Porter. This beer is brewed with 2-row, roasted malts, rye malts, Tayberry, & fresh organic coconut./ This beer is 100% bottle conditioned, 100% unpasteurized and like all our beers, 100% unfiltered. There is a naturally occurring sediment in the bottle: it is … Continue reading Dormancy with Coconut and Tayberry (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Remedy (From the Barrel Brewing Company)

Style:Imperial Porter 8.5% ABV From: Londonderry, NH The beer pours a milky dark brown with a light tan head of smaller bubbles. As it sits, it kind of reminds me of a good root beer in the glass. In body, the beer is opaque with milky cloudiness. It’s not gorgeous, but it has a muddy intrigue to its appearance. On the nose the beer is … Continue reading Remedy (From the Barrel Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Satchmo (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: English Brown Porter Brewed with foraged black trumpet mushrooms and aged in red wine barrels 4.9% ABV 25 IBU 25 barrels brewed Malt: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, C-60, Brown, Chocolate Hops: Willamette Yeast: American Ale Yeast Other Ingredients: Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Red Wine Barrels Bottle #357 of 836 Brewer’s Note: “This is our second batch of Satchmo, Smutty’s first culinary collaboration beer. Initially conceived with … Continue reading Smuttlabs Satchmo (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Biere de Chocolat (Almanac Beer Company)

Style: American Porter brewed with Chocolate 5.5% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewer’s Note: “Our Biere de Chocolat celebrates the long and lauded history of chocolate production in San Francisco. Our aim was to create a beer bursting with cocoa flavors and aromas, balancing sweet and savory to create a complex but quaffable chocolate brew. To accomplish this we partnered with Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco … Continue reading Biere de Chocolat (Almanac Beer Company)

Swanny Boy (The Tap)

Swanny Boy (The Tap Brewing Company) Style: Maple Porter 5.20% ABV From: Haverhill, MA Brewer’s Note: “This viscous, semi-sweet brew is named after our friend Jason. We add local maple syrup from Ben’s Sugar Shack in Temple, NH. after fermentation to warm you up during the colder months. ”   The beer’s label is simple and elegant. I love the silhouettes of the maple leaves, and … Continue reading Swanny Boy (The Tap)

Edmund Fitzgerald (Great Lakes Brewing Company)

Style: American Porter 5.8% ABV 37 IBU’s 15˚P Brewer’s Note: “Named for the great ship that tragically sunk in Lake Superior in 1975 with many Northeast Ohioans on board, our Edmund Fitzgerald is the dark, brooding type. One sip of this complex, flavorful porter inspires lavish bar napkin poetry and spirited closing-time soliloquies. It’s a meticulously crafted love letter in a bottle, an epic and … Continue reading Edmund Fitzgerald (Great Lakes Brewing Company)

Farm-to-Barrel: Bourbon Sour Porter (Almanac Brewing)

Style: American Wild Ale/Sour Ale aged in used Bourbon Barrels 6.0% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewers Note: “The life of a Kentucky oak barrel is one of giving: first to bourbon, then to dark strong ales, and finally we inoculate it with our Dogpatch Sour culture and fill it with robust porter. This inky black ale blends flavors of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit and … Continue reading Farm-to-Barrel: Bourbon Sour Porter (Almanac Brewing)