Chai Tea Porter (Throwback Brewery)*

Style: American Porter with Chai Tea added 5.0% ABV OG: 1.049 29 IBU’s From: North Hampton, NH *Formally the White Heron Chai Porter Brewer’s Note: “Chai Tea Porter is a very smooth porter with a rich aroma and a warming, palate-pleasing spiciness that comes from Cahi Tea made by NH’s White Heron Tea. This velvety beer pairs well with desserts like cheesecake and crème brulee, … Continue reading Chai Tea Porter (Throwback Brewery)*

Lil’ B (Evil Twin Brewing)

Style: Imperial Porter 11.5% ABV Brewed At: Westbrook Brewing Co., SC, USA Brewer’s Note: “Shall one compare thee to a fair beer,/ Not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice./ Thou art more complex, brave and cunning./ Thou have changed more than a brew will ever./ Thou may be lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever … Continue reading Lil’ B (Evil Twin Brewing)

Midnight Sun (Williams Brothers Brewing Company)

Style: Spiced English Porter 5.6% % ABV OG: 1.058 Malts: British Pale Ale Malt, Oats, Roast Barley, Chocolate Malt Hops: First Gold, Fuggles Additional Ingredients: Ginger From: Alloa, Scotland Brewer’s Note: “An instant classic: Our spiced porter, pours as black as the Midnight Sun and is created from a blend of malted barley, oats, roast barley, chocolate malt then balanced with a generous helping of … Continue reading Midnight Sun (Williams Brothers Brewing Company)

People’s Porter (Foothills Brewing Company)

Style: American Porter 5.8% ABV 42 IBU’s SRM: 30. From: Winston-Salem, NC Brewer’s Note: “An English style robust porter-dark brown with a ruby hue- Chocolate and sweet toffee aroma – Firm unsweetened chocolate flavor with moderate notes of caramel and toffee, and herbal hop bitterness up front a slight note of espresso in the finish” The beer’s label is clever and crafty.  I like communist-flair … Continue reading People’s Porter (Foothills Brewing Company)

Walker’s Reserve (Fireston Walker Brewing Company)

Style: Robust American Porter 5.8% ABV 45 IBU’s Fermentation: Selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system Malts: Premium Two-Row, Maris Otter, Crystal 77, Crystal 120, DH Carafa, Chocolate, Wheat, Oat Flakes Hops: Bittering—U.S. Goldings Late Kettle—East Kent Golding Whirlpool Hops—Cascade Bottled in 2011 Brewer’s Note: “A singularly distinctive beer that represents our finest brewing efforts, Walker’s Reserve is a elegant dark ale … Continue reading Walker’s Reserve (Fireston Walker Brewing Company)

Genghis Pecan (Clown Shoes)

Style:  Pecan Pie Porter 7% ABV Brewer’s Note:  ”Our new Pecan Pie Porter no longer uses extract, but rather brown sugar and pecans roasted by friends at The Gallows in Boston.” This bottle is strange, in true Clown Shoes fashion, but I’m not really a fan.  I like the turkeys wearing clown shoes, but why the hell is Genghis Khan throwing pies at them, and … Continue reading Genghis Pecan (Clown Shoes)

King Titus (Maine Beer Company)

Style: American Porter 7.5% ABV Color – Dark Chocolate O.G. – 1.078 Malt – American 2-Row, Caramel 40L, Caramel 80L, Munich 10L, Chocolate, Roasted Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops – Centennial, Columbus Bottled On: 10/27/12 Batch #2 Brewer’s Notes: “Our take on an American robust porter.  Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped.” “Titus was a wonderful bold silverback gorilla that led with his … Continue reading King Titus (Maine Beer Company)