Posts tagged ‘porter’

Heartland Brewery Part 4

The last post in the Heartland Brewery series will be about one of their seasonal brews: Not Tonight Honey Porter. Apologies for the picture quality–I lost my original picture.

Admittedly I ordered this beer for the name, but that hasn’t led me astray before, and it didn’t this time either. This was a rich, smooth, malty beer with a light honey/chocolate aroma. It was dark ebony, but don’t let that fool you: this is a porter, so it is quite a bit lighter than a stout of the same flavor profile. When tasting it I got hints of molasses, honey, and chocolate. This beer is a seasonal, so it’s only available January-April.

Try this if you like: Sierra Nevada Porter, Boulder Old Chicago Black Diamond Chocolate Porter

4 stars

Boulder Beer Company: Old Chicago Black Diamond Chocolate Porter

Whew—that’s a mouthful! The Boulder Beer Company in Colorado makes this lovely chocolate porter. I believe this was made specifically for Old Chicago, because I can’t find it on their website. Oh well.

Chocolate Porter

It pours beautifully with this dark ruby color, and there’s chocolate all around; from the first scent to the aftertaste. Don’t let the darkness fool you–it’s light, as one might expect from a porter. The initial taste of chocolate then gives way to malt and then hops.

OCBDCP was a pretty decent chocolate porter, but as far as chocolate beers go, there are far better ones.

I’d recommend another chocolate porter to try, but I haven’t personally had any that I can remember clearly, so I’ll leave you to google Chocolate Porters and find one in your area. For those of us in New York, Horsehead Brewery does make one.