This beer is made from Baltic Sea water. Yes, I just made that up. Everyone knows that’s the secret ingredient in Molson Canadian, and one of the many reasons it sucks so unbelievably hard. I’d rather suck puke through a tube sock.
*This beer, for whatever reason, weighs a ton.
The last porter I had by these guys was fantastic, so my hopes are as high as the concerning abv (7.6%). I’m not concerned with getting too drunk; I’m not a little bitch or anything. I’m more concerned with the beer suffering because of the nasty taste of alcohol. I really don’t like the taste of alcohol, and because of that, I refuse to drink hard liquor or any beer style that breaches the 10% abv mark (barleywine can suck my coin purse). I can handle my alcohol, but my manhood is clearly at stake here, so I figured I should clarify.
No. He does not.
The pour is a clear cola brown, with a BEAUTIFUL 3 fingers of light tan, cascading, soapy head. It almost looked nitrogenated for a moment. Has some sporadic spiderweb lacing going on.
The smells are very mild overall. Getting a little toffee, liquorice, and a pinch of smokey cacao. No alcohol aroma! Bravo!
The tastes are rich and delicate. Burnt toffee, liquorice, cocao, oily nuts and a pinch of smoke. Simple, creamy, decent. The abv is completely undetectable. Nice.
The mouthfeel is heavy and smooth with pretty good carbonation. After tastes are barely there, just a tinge of cacao.
3/5 I think this just doesn’t have enough punch to it, I think the overall palate should be a bit bolder, just seems a bit boring. It’s OK, but totally skippable in favor of their other beers, like the 4 grain porter, which is fantastic.