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Overhang (Alta Series) - Two Beers Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 20
Avg: 4.21
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  12.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: laminam on 11-13-2013

Ushering in the cooler days of autumn, Highpoint is aged in bourbon barrels for six months with cocoa, cinnamon and a touch of cloves. The result is a roasted caramel and molasses nose with a rich brown head.
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 20
Photo of LouZ
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Alta Series glass; dark with a finger of head that dissipates quickly. Aroma was caramel and molasses, as advertised. Taste was to match, but added in vanilla and chocolate with a hot bourbon presence at the finish. I could also get some hop bitterness. Feel was needful but downgraded a bit for the alcohol burn. Overall, a good, strong porter for those who want more than a thin, standard porter.

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Photo of MichaelNeelsen
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 2014 bomber bottle #1875/2700, aged for one year in cellar.

L: Hard pour into tulip glass left a massive mocha head that gets smaller but lasts.

S: Immediate coffee, cocoa wafts from the pour.

T: Milk chocolate. Cocoa. A little coffee. Vanilla. Lactose. Bourbon warmth is in the finish.

F: First word out of my mouth after sip: "Whoa." I have no idea why this is considered a porter rather than a stout. I expected something thinner, but it's like sipping a latte. It's straight up creamy! I've never had a beer feel like this. I know the high ABV barrel-aged beers get silky as they age, but damn. Also, there's absolutely zero carbonation.

O: The novelty of this beer is the feel. Wow. I can't think of a beer with this exact character. I keep coming back to espresso drinks, like lattes or mochas. It's that thick!

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Photo of kdahnke123
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at cellar temperature:
A -A medium brown, slightly cloudy pour. The head was finger tall and long lasting leaving a nice lacing.
S - Smells of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Very nice.
T - Creamy chocolate taste with oak and bourbon. The finish/aftertaste is somewhat bitter.
F - Medium viscosity with an average amount of carbonation.
O - An interesting porter. Were the finish better it would have a higher score and might want another. As it is, it's worth trying.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours pitch black with only a tiny ring around the edge of the glass and no visible carbonation. Aroma of bourbon and dark toasted malt. Flavor a nice balance of bourbon, toasted malt, chocolate and vanilla, finishes with bourbon, dark malt, vanilla and light hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation in the taste. A smooth, bourbon forward porter. Flavors are well integrated well melded. Body a little lighter than I expected from the aroma, color and looks, but still a flavorful and well made barrel aged porter. Well done.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a deep brown with good carbonation presenting a tannish colored cap. Head retention was pretty good as it resedes some light curtains of lacing and a small rings sticks to the edges of the glass

S: Smooth cocoa, roasted malts, moderate bourbon and a hint of cinnamon

T: Initial taste was of smooth rich chocolate/cocoa with a moderate bourbon barrel presence. This beers taste is dominated by a smooth chocolate goodness with a healthy roast, light coffee. There is a moderate char and bitterness on the finish with more cocoa and caramel.

M: On the full bodied side, impressive, creamy and decadent. Well cabronated.

O: Great job. The balance of the barrel with base beer was right on IMO. However, I was looking for a little more of the cinnamon and clove they refered to in their description.

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Overhang (Alta Series) from Two Beers Brewing Co.
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