Monday, January 28, 2013
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Payback Porter
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Payback Porter.
Commercial description: “American hops provide a smooth distraction for Payback Porter’s robust strength, which is concealed within the shadows of dark imported malts.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black with a nice mocha colored head and thick lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts and piney hops.
Taste: Chocolate, caramel and roasted malts, slight coffee flavor, smoky with a mild hop bitterness.
Overall: Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Payback Porter is a nice robust Porter perfect for winter weather. At 7.5% ABV the alcohol is well hidden. Maybe not my favorite Porter, but I’d certainly drink this one again.