Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Port Brewing Company Hot Rocks Lager

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

Tonight’s featured beer is Port Brewing Company Hot Rocks Lager.

From the Port Brewing Company website: “Made in the German “Stein Bier” tradition, this smooth robust dark lager is brewed with the addition of glowing hot granite. A robust, dark lager brewed with glowing-hot granite creating a “Super-Boil” that caramelizes the wort, resulting in giving Hot Rocks its caramel and toffee notes. Hot Rocks is one of Port Brewing’s early spring releases.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours dark chestnut brown with an off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Toasted malts, biscuit, toffee, caramel, Lager yeast and slight grassy and citrus hop notes.
Taste: Roasted caramel, toasted malts, toffee, a touch of chocolate and coffee and slight citrus hop bitterness and flavor.
Overall: A nice array of flavors, Port Brewing Company Hot Rocks Lager is easy drinking and enjoyable.  Maltier than I expected and with decent hop bitterness I could see drinking this 6.5% ABV offering again.


Mark Harvey

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