Topic Archives: American Porter

Posted in Coming Soon, Deschutes Brewing

Deschutes Black Butte XXIII

This beer was first released in 2008 as Black Butte XX to celebrate Deschutes Brewing’s 20th Anniversary.  Based off of their flagship beer – Black Butte Porter, each year this celebratory ale is just a little different each time.

2011 brings the big edition of porter with cocoa nibs, oranges, & natural flavors.  25% of the beer has been aged in bourbon barrels.

Typically released on draft and 22 oz bombers in June each year.

11% ABV

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Coming Soon

Cigar City Milk Porter

Cigar City Brewing looks to be adding a “Milk Porter” as a draft only offering.  Checking out and Beer Advocate, there was no mention of this beer.

The keg collar mentions Milk Porter as “brewed with lactose and aged in barrels.”.

?? ABV

Posted in New Releases, Rogue Brewing

Rogue Double Mocha Porter

Rogue Brewing (Newport, OR) has released the first of 3 beers in the “Double” series in 2011.  This first release is a double edition of Rogue’s “Mocha Porter” that won back to back golds in the World Beer Championships.

Commercial Description:
Double Mocha Porter is a huge mouthful of malt and hops, with notes of bitter rich chocolate. This porter is the creme de la creme.

Style: American Porter
Hops: Summit
Malts: C-120, C-150, Kiln Coffee, Black, Chocolate and Rogue Micro Barley Farm’s Risk
Yeast: Pacman

Taste Expectations: Bit of roasted coffee, mixed with cocoa & bakers chocolate.  Flavors balance well.  This porter isn’t too dry.

Availability: 750 ML Bombers.  Painted, capped.  Draft.  Seasonal Release.

8% ABV

Fun Fact:  Double Mocha Porter has made a small appearance in 2008, not shipping to all Rogue markets…

Posted in Mikkeller, New Releases

NEW RELEASE: Mikkeller Chipotle Porter

Mikkeller released this beer in the United States earlier this year, and at launch pretty much all in Texas.  That’s where this beer took on the name Mikkeller, Texas Ranger.  Its an American porter brewed with chipotle peppers.   Now anyone that went to SweetWater Brewing’s Brew Your Cask Off found out quickly that brewing with chili peppers isn’t easy to do unless you know how to do it.  Mikkeller on the other hand, knows how to do it.  Love porters and heat? Look no further.

Commercial Description:
Interaction between the American hops, malt, the complex structure and the warming chili makes this porter a very special and very complex beer.
Look forward to tasting this cowboy beer.

Style: American Porter

Taste Expectations: Cocoa powder, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee . Its smooth & thick, with a touch of hops finishing with chili pepper heat.  Its complex & fun.

Availability: 22oz Champagne bottles.

6.6% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Yo-Ho Brewing Company

NEW RELEASE: Tokyo Black

Here is an interesting one.  As the “can’ revolution grows in the United States, it’s not only U.S. craft brewers getting in the game.  Tokyo Black just hit North America – all the way from Japan.

Tokyo Black is brewed in Nagano, Japan by the Yo-Ho Brewing Company.  Their other offerings include an IPA, Organic saison, and a barleywine.  After some serious Google translating ( and then trying to have it make sense) here’s the info on Tokyo.

Commercial Description:
“Black” Tokyo Confidential birth begins in the British ales.  In England the rich dark personality of this beer is popular. The “Porter” was the first drink in the UK – the national beer. Savory flavor roasted malt and aromatic hops give off is now beloved the world has been far exported to Japan. But for us there is only one such dark can not be satisfied from the perspective of a beer fan. After the distance it the English porters travel to make it to Japan, the freshness is lost.  Because the style is not found in Japan, we made it here. For us to drink.

Style: American Porter

Taste Expectations: Roasted dark malts. Coffee.  Touch of dark chocolate.  Hops are subtle.  Malts are sweet.  Nice & complex.

Availability: 12oz aluminum cans.  Sold individually.

5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater Revives Exodus Porter!

SweetWater Brewing is bringing back Exodus Porter to the winter tackle box this season, joining 420, IPA, and Georgia Brown.

Commercial Description:
First brewed on Bob Marley’s birthday, This Legend-ary porter initially delivers distinct irie hop notes which transcend into rich waves of chocolate, creating a multidimensional taste experience!

Beer Rundown:
Hops: Centennial and Golding Hops
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Chocolate, and Caramel Malts

Availability: 12oz bottles. Winter Tackle Box.  Mid October – March.  Seasonal.

6.5% ABV

25 IBU’s

Posted in Coming Soon, Red Brick

Red Brick’s Vanilla Gorilla Headed for Tap Handles

Red Brick Brewing does barrel aging quite well. So well in fact, that their 15th Anniversary was a huge hit. A lot of Red Brick’s barrel aged offerings are not easy to come by. The brewery tours see these beers. However, “Vanilla Gorilla” Red Brick’s Porter,  aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months.  As an added bonus, vanilla beans from The San Francisco Herb Company were used.  Vanilla Gorilla is a rare, tasty treat from Red Brick.

Beer Rundown:
Hops: Fuggle, Apollo, Willamette
Malts: Roasted Barley, Flaked oats, chocolate malt, carapils

7.5% ABV

Where? There will be tappings all over the city.  First place – Midway Pub for East Atlanta Village Pubcrawl, October 2nd.