Portside - Big Bay Brewing Co.
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4.14/5 rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a Big Bay stange.
4.8% ABV, 26 IBUs, no date.
A - Ruby highlights shine through the clear mahogany color of Portside with ease. A stout ivory head rests on the beer with easy, speckling the glass with lace as it collapses.
S - Notes of toffee and butterscotch escape around the lightly roasted malts within Portside which faintly suggest cocoa, mocha, and dirt. A trail of sun-dried raisins and prune closes the aroma of this beer.
T - Portside favors the roasted notes of the aroma for it's flavor, though toffee and butterscotch continue to peek out. Dry cocoa presents itself with a dusty, gritty feel while dark chocolate and very subtle hints of smoke finish it out.
M - It should come as no surprise that with low alcohol content, this mild porter has a lighter body. Carbonation seems to feel elevated because of the lack of a bigger malt backing but the dry, lightly roasted bitter finish puts a nice touch on this beer.
O - You've probably met someone who claims, "I don't like dark beer", ignorant to the fact dark beer isn't always as thick as they think it is. Meet Portside, a "dark beer" that's lighter bodied and gentle but flavorful and smooth; a good introductory dark beer that pushes no boundaries but is comfortable being itself.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2013 02:36:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
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