APPEARANCE: Dark, dark, dark mahogany brown
HEAD: Tan, thin, and fast-fading
LACING: Light and wispy. Just streaks, really.
NOSE: No hops in the nose. It seems to be a very subtle blend of dark chocolate, espresso beans, and whole, roasted oats. Pleasant, if a bit mild.
TASTE: The flavor is as subtle as the nose. Toasted oats and almonds, a hint of chocolate and coffee, and a mild, fairly clean finish. You don’t see a lot of oatmeal porters out there…oatmeal tends to be paired with sturdier stouts. But I like this style quite a bit.
MOUTHFEEL: Silky and actually a bit thin-bodied.
DRINKABILITY: Very high for a porter. It’s not heavy in the slightest. This is a smooth, session beer with just enough character to keep you coming back for more.
RATING: 3 Hops