Beer 304/365 – Red Brick Porter

Red Brick Porter

Style: American Porter

ABV: 7.7%

Purchased at: Sent as an extra in a trade.

What makes this beer different: Wasn’t expecting much, but there was a really nice balance of coffee/chocolate flavors.

Will I be drinking this again: Very limited distribution and limited release says no.

Grade: B+

9/8/2010: Red Brick Porter is brewed by a small brewery in Atlanta, Georgia. I have never heard of Red Brick brewing until I received this beer, so I am going into this review blind. But I am always open to try any porter/stout. Besides in my book I just consider porters “Lite Stouts.” I always opt for a Porter when I don’t feel like drinking something heavy, but want that dark chocolate/coffee kick.

The smell is even parts chocolate/coffee, with a little bit of earth to it. The flavor is pretty plain and simple, 50/50 bittersweet chocolate/roasted coffee mix, with a little bit of a tobacco type flavor. Mouthfeel is well carbonated for a porter, which is part of the reason the alcohol is hidden so well. I would have never guessed this to be a 7.7% ABV beer. Overall nothing super special about this beer, but it is very drinkable.

Picture of the day: Laziness at its finest

Published in: on September 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm  Comments (3)  
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