Sunday, April 12, 2015

Smog City Brewing Company Coffee Porter

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

Tonight’s featured beer is Smog City Brewing Company Coffee Porter.

I picked this bottle up at The Wine Club in San Jose (here). They have a small craft beer section, but they have an incredible selection.  If you're anywhere near The Wine Club go visit them and tell 'em Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you!

From the Smog City Brewing Company website: “Gold Medal Winner - 2012 Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO - Coffee Beer
A coffee-beer, rather than a beer with coffee. A robust porter aged on fresh locally roasted, fair trade ground coffee. Enhanced flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, and of course coffee are present. "Like a chocolate covered espresso bean.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a creamy mocha colored head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Huge coffee in the nose, like an espresso, dark roasted malts and chocolate.
Taste: Espresso coffee, dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate and light vanilla and some sweetness in the finish.
Overall: Roasty and HUGE with coffee flavor, Smog City Brewing Company Coffee Porter is delicious.  This 8% ABV offering is one that I will repeat purchasing.  This one was right in my wheel house!


Mark Harvey

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