Beer #15 – Southern Tier Porter
I’ve mentioned before the fine selection of craft breweries that we’ve got here in New York State. One of my favorites is Southern Tier. They made a very solid double IPA and have some other good brews in their arsenal. I was at the beer store the other day and was in a dark mood so I picked up several browns, porters, and dark lagers. One of those was a dark and robust porter by Southern Tier. Here it is everyone.
Aroma: Faint scents of hops, then earthy and roasty coffee malt notes.
Appearance: Very dark brown, small head of foam.
Flavor: Malts and slight citrus hops followed by a nice bitter coffee flavor with a semi-sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Very full bodied, hint of graininess, thick character, almost like cocoa powder.
Overall: This is a pretty nice porter. It has a decent hop profile, a unique mouthfeel and nice coffee notes. A solid effort from Southern Tier.