Cape May Brew­ing King Porter Stomp

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LOC: Cape May, New Jersey ABV: 7.4% | IBUS: 40 | SRM: 31

What the brewer says

“The smooth notes of nat­u­ral cho­co­late in King Porter Stomp are in per­fect syn­co­pa­tion with the five dif­fer­ent malts that pro­vide the bass line of this ro­bust beast. Medium-bod­ied with a cho­co­late aroma, King Porter Stomp is as smooth as jazz.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mod­er­ate flo­ral hops dom­i­nate. Light cof­fee roast un­der­neath. Grassy hops with a hint of citrus and mint. Dry co­coa/cho­co­late, al­most dusty. Al­co­hol ev­i­dent.” Fla­vor: “Very roast-for­ward es­presso and sweet dark cho­co­late. Bit­ter­ness is firm and a touch harsh. Borderline black IPA ter­ri­tory. Cho­co­late fla­vor is medium strong, lin­ger­ing into the af­ter­taste.” Over­all: “Drink­able, but more malt sweet­ness and rich­ness would bal­ance the com­bi­na­tion of roast and hops bit­ter­ness. Kind of like a Cas­ca­dian IPA with­out the aroma-hops char­ac­ter to keep things in check.”

AROMA: 10 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 17 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 8

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