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Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Porter -

LOC: Al­go­nquin, Illi­nois ABV: 5.9% | IBUS: 35 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“A rich, choco­laty, ro­bust porter. It pours like the per­fect shot of es­presso, dark and rich, with a creamy head. The smooth caramel body softly bal­ances the choco­late cof­fee-like notes. You’ll be sur­prised how smooth this beer re­ally is.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Cof­fee, strong grassy/pine hops char­ac­ter, hints of caramel and straw­berry. Oth­er­wise pretty sub­tle and clean.” Fla­vor: “Choco­late, dried plums, with a lin­ger­ing cof­fee bit­ter­ness and slightly tart note on the fin­ish. Com­plex, though not overly heavy or sweet. The hops char­ac­ter is fairly re­strained; I was ex­pect­ing a bit more given the aroma.” Over­all: “A bit on the sweet side with a bit­ter­ness that is hops-for­ward with roast as a sec­ond string. Caramel sweet­ness in the mid­dle of the sip and a light al­co­hol warm­ing to­ward the end.”

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