Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Mill Street Coffee Porter Review
Next in line is the Coffee Porter coming in at 5.5% alcohol and looking very dark of course. It describes itself as "a wonderfully sinful blend of Balzac's own dark-roasted coffee, brewed to perfection with a full-bodied traditional porter".
There is only one way to describe this beer's color - black. It is just like Guinness. Pouring the bottle fast forms a nice head which makes the porter look like cappuccino. The only problem the head has is that it dissolves too fast. I love bold tasting, full-bodied beers and this is definitely one of them. It is very malty, a bit smoky and tastes of roasted coffee. Unlike the extra stout Guinness, this one is not as acidic. How? I have no idea. The coffee porter is more carbonated than the Guinness in cans because it does not have a nitrogen widget, but about the same as the extra stout one, which comes in bottles (extra stout comes from the fact that it contains no nitrogen). The aftertaste is very pleasant - full bodied and of roasted coffee and malt. A beer, much better in taste than the extra stout Guinness. Better than the original Guinness? I don't know about that one.
Cost - $12.75 CAD for the sampler and $12.55 CAD for a 6 pack
Taste - 7.8/10
Overall - 7.8/10...nothing else to add here