The Old Toad Morning After Porter | CB Craft Brewers

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CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheBrewo on 11-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by TheBrewo:
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3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a chalice glowing the darkest nut brown color. It held a half finger tall head of tan bubbles, leaving specks of lacing around the glass. Carbonation appeared average, and no haze or sediment was noted. The aroma was of mild roasted malts and milk chocolate. As the beer warmed, notes of white sugar sweetness and a cooling sensation from soft vanilla bean became more apparent. This was quickly balanced by a smoky and meaty warmth, bittering sourness of coffee malt, and a very light booze. Our first impression was that the beer boasted big coffees and a roasty sourness. It was a bit sweeter than we were expecting, but overall gave a good first impression. As we sipped, roasty coffee and chocolaty malts, soured pale malts, and a light smoky quality started things off. There were also some cooler notes of vanilla, metallics, and the distinct air of mineral water. Moving to the peak we noticed more smokiness, and the distinct sweetness of honey-cured ham, along with earthy mustiness, faint clove, and a light char overlying the chocolate and coffee malts from the beginning. This was balanced out by the end by sweeter, cooling milk chocolate, black cherries and figs, and a faint licorice sweetness. Faint clovey bite saw us out as the last flavor to balance. The aftertaste breathed of roasted grain, black peppery alcohol, darker fruits, smokiness, and deep, dark chocolate malts. The body was medium to light, and the carbonation was medium to light. There was minimal pop, but good slurp and smack. There was a nice silky feel, and a light coating around the mouth. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall the best thing about this beer was the nice roasty qualities to the aroma and the flavoring. While the flavoring showed big chocolate and coffee inclusions, the nose arrived equally as robust, with a cleanliness to the balance. Really everything else about this brew was pretty standard, but this is certainly a nice addition to the house beer lineup for The Old Toad.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark brown with a half inch head, visible carbonation, and some good streaks of lacing down the glass.

The aromas include sweet milk chocolate, bitter coffee beans, and vanilla.

Roasted malt is present the in the flavor in a decent amount, gives a nice roasty bitterness. The coffee is present but not overpowering, and is offset by some chocolate sweetness. Another great house beer made for the Old Toad- the house beer CB's makes for them, especially the OT 20, seem to be the highest quality beers CB's makes for their outside contracts. I wonder why that is.

Medium bodied, slightly thin for the style. Drinkable. Creamy smooth mouthfeel.

Excellent stuff, sad that I haven't seen it around the Toad in a while.

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Photo of GennyCreamAle
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.84/5  rDev 0%

The Old Toad Morning After Porter from CB Craft Brewers
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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