New Belgium Brewing Company – Portage Porter

New Belgium Brewing Company - Portage Porter

New Belgium Brewing CompanyPortage Porter

BJCP Style:  12B. Robust Porter
ABV: 6%
IBU: 38
On tap at Barriques on Park
Tasting on: 1/24/15
Glass: Conical Pint

Aroma: Overtones of chocolate, medium roasted malt and salted soft pretzel. Undertones of malt sweetness and earthy hop bitterness.  8/10

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, with deep amber highlights. Tan head with mostly fine bubbles. 9/10

Flavor: Moderate chocolate and dark roasted malt in the beginning is followed by dark malt bitterness that shows occasional sourness in the middle. Marshmallow-like sweetness shows up in the end, balanced by low hop bitterness that mirrors the malt bitterness in the middle. Lingering dark roasted malt sweetness in the aftertaste. 18/20

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Minor alcohol. 9/10

Overall Impression: The minor bitterness of the malt and hops pairs well with just the right amount of sweetness and a creamy mouthfeel. 46/50

Final Score: 90%

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