Saturday, August 23, 2014

Harvest Moon Brewing Company Pigs Ass Porter

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

Tonight’s featured beer is Harvest Moon Brewing Company Pigs Ass Porter.

From the Harvest Moon Brewing Company website: “First brewed by Harvest Moon in 1997, this beer is a multiple award-winning dark ale brewed in the Burton, England style owing to the similarity of water chemistry in Belt compared to this classic porter producing area in England.  Plenty of body without a sharp bite, this ale is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate and black malts to create a creamy, smooth, roasted, slightly chocolate tasting ale with a touch of hops in the finish.  This ale can be enjoyed in every season and is best when served cool, not cold.  And why the name?  While drinking this new brew one evening back in 1997, the local hog farmer showed up to collect our spent mash and we that what could be better for fattening pigs?”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours reddish brown with a thin tan head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted coffee, caramel, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and slightly nutty.
Taste: Chocolate, caramel, roasted coffee, nutty, vanilla, roasted malts and a hint of smokiness.
Overall: Tasty and smooth, Harvest Moon Brewing Company Pigs Ass Porter is easy drinking.  At 5% ABV this Porter is very approachable and something I would have a few of in a session.


Mark Harvey

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