Saturday, April 27, 2013

Port Brewing Company Board Meeting Brown Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Port Brewing Company Board Meeting Brown Ale. I’ve long been a fan of Port Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey beers so when I saw this new offering I was looking forward to trying it.

From the Port Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey website: “Port Brewing beers are typically boldly-flavored American and hop-forward West Coast style ales or lagers, and Board Meeting Brown Ale is no exception. An amplified brown ale, the beer is brewed with liberal additions of coffee from local San Diego roasters, Ryan Brothers, and cocoa nibs sourced from famed San Francisco chocolate maker TCHO. Alcohol by volume is 8.5%.

Board Meeting offers the malty richness and assertive hop presence that you expect in an American brown ale, but enhanced with pronounced roasted coffee and bitter chocolate aromas and flavors,” Arthur said. “I think people will enjoy this beer by itself and at the table paired with meat dishes like pork, roasts and barbeque. I imagine it’d be pretty good washing down a sausage omelet at breakfast too.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and nuts.
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee with a slightly sweet and bitter finish.
Overall: Rich, robust and balanced, Port Brewing Company Board Meeting Brown Ale is a fantastic Brown Ale.  Weighing in at 8.5% ABV this was super easy to drink. I plan to pick up more.


Mark Harvey
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