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.


Mark Harvey

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