Friday, 12 October 2012
Southern Oregon Brewing Company
Dark (not stout dark)
This brewery is new to me. Mainly because we don't get it in Canada. (or maybe we do but I haven't seen it yet) It's ok, I live 2 seconds from the border so if I'm really jonesing for this beer, I can just go across, get gas, cheese, milk, and this beer.
Well, it's fall and it's also just about Porter season so hey, why not review a Porter. Opening up this beer you can smell the hint of chocolate and coffee. It's a really good mix. The coffee is more predominate in the taste. If you don't like smokiness in a beer, then this beer is not for you. It's not overly smokey but just enough to deter the weak or the newbies. To me it was a really good blend. The beer itself is very smooth (like you would find in a typical porter) and has a slight crispness to it. The finish is clean, and very enjoyable. This Porter is not for everyone but it will be enjoyed by most.