Beer description: The beer is served in a can which is quite surprising and unique since it’s a porter! Most craft beers don’t come in a can but it’s becoming more common here and there, mostly as something novel. The beer also had a fair amount of head, which is pretty standard for the style, but it was more of a stout-like head in my opinion.
The beer smelled great with lots of spicy and malty smells and a hint of chocolate. Adding to this, there was a slight metallic smell, even when drinking out of a glass, which was probably left over from the can. The spice really cut through the nostrils at times; it wasn’t an overly spicy beer though.
On the body side, it was relatively heavy and smooth with lots and lots of chocolate as the dominant flavour. Interacting with the chocolate is a bit of spice that goes really well with the chocolate. Behind all this is a bit of bitterness at the back that just sits there and feels nice and earthy. There was also a bit of a light, crisp bitterness throughout that was similar to a lager.
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Editor’s note – the style name porter is an interesting one, and there’s quite a bit of history to it. We did the research to learn all about the history of the name porter.