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Tasting notes #11: Smoked Porter

January 11, 2012

Appearance: almost black with some ruby red around the edges. One-finger head and some visible carbonation in the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: slight sour fruitiness, malty roastiness.

Mouthfeel: light but non-watery,  nicely carbonated.

Taste: some non-raisin fruitiness. Dry, thirst-quenching  refreshness with a nice smooth roast accent but no smokiness at all. Both hops and malts seem to be in the background, neither taking the lead (balance?).

Conclusion: Very sessionable. Obviously the smoking of the malt did not work but is not missed much either. Very balanced and seems to be an ideal all-around porter for quick drinking. Carbonated in five days. Seems spot on for its weight (recipe here) and will definitely brew this one (and especially use the grain bill) again.  To take the beer to another level one could experiment with some sourness (Rodenbach-style) for sure. Very pleased!


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