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Chub Step - Half Acre Beer Company

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
The shift is upon us. Days are shorter, skin is hidden and black beers are here. Our first toss into the winter stew is Chub Step Porter. Like fur between your legs, this roasty, silk charmer is your ticket to seasonal embrace.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-19-2011)
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Draft served in a tulip glass.

Black with sticky tan foam. Billowing head, slow to deflate. Lasting chunky foam, lacing all around. Looks very nice in the glass, with the halo of intricate lacing.

Aroma is mellow and roasty, some coffee, fairly simple and straightforward.

Flavor is similarly straightforward, light roastiness, some light coffee grounds and unsweetened chocolate. Very smooth feel with a light bitterness. Light bodied, it disappeared pretty quickly. Overall very sessionable, and that's the point. Perfect light porter tailor made for the colder weather.

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A: Pours totally black with just the slightest hint of rust at the bottom of the glass. Capping this off is a thick and pillowy, 3 finger layer of khaki colored foam on top. Retention was very good and a nice collection of different lace patterns were left to decorate the inside of the glass.

S: Pretty simple, this one. Loads of roast and burnt/unsweetened chocolate. Picked up a trace of toasted oats, as well.

T: Exactly as above with the lone addition being a hint of dark roast coffee.

M: Thin and bitter. Tons of astrigent roastiness to dry out the mouth. Spicy, peppery, and pretty much right on for the style.

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Chub Step from Half Acre Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.