Tequendama Negra 2010 | Bogota Beer Company

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Bogota Beer Company

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Andreji on 08-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So a few years ago I tried the 'Tequendama Negra' as a one-off BBC brew which was probably the first brown ale locally brewed.
Not the best beer back then, and definetly died out with no glory.

So this new approach by the bbc was sort of unexpected since the memories weren't too marvellous about the predecessor. I had been forewarned by Berny Silberwasser (head honcho over there) that they'd be indulging in other styles with this one. And certainly did, with a much more accurate bud- and of all things, reminiscent and nostalgic.

Why? this new take on porter coming at it from an american perspective is akin to what they once started with back in 2002- the original Chapinero Porter recipe, beer which eventually became nitrogenated and slowly evolved to becoming a milder, more conservative (might as well be a more british) exponent of the style- an english porter if you will, and even coquettish with the blends of a stronger stout (mind the redundancy).

No, this beer mightn't be their top game but it merits a nostalgic reflexion.

Dark toned. hardly translucent, not much activity. Head is confusing, seemingly compact on my first pint, and then looking flatter and more disperse subsequently. tan, sandy looking at times.

Smell evoqued my deepest hyppocampal synapses. The memory of the original C.P. is there. Roasty, coffee smelling by all means- sort of a honey tinged espresso, stark while sweet. hops are hidden within the smoke.

Taste, a sweeter and better carbonated (err, or actually carbonated rather than nitrogenated) version of the current C.P., a well blended taste-mouthfeel dynamic where a profound roasted and chocolate-maltous feel come across. perhaps somewhere along the lines of...an anchor porter? maybe even a sierra nevada porter. and a slightly lighter body than the current C.P.

Not too booze-y either. I handled 3 pints (not much but still) and was fit as a fiddle the morning after, absolutely asymptomatic.

So this is doubtless a great seasonal, and for an avant-garde craft brewery, a batch down memory lane.

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Tequendama Negra 2010 from Bogota Beer Company
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