Number 22 Porter

Texas
United States
Big Bend Brewing 22 Porter
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

For most, the number 22 doesn't mean much. For us, the #22 train was our lifeblood. And for those who came out here to West Texas to stay, we created this dark ale, with a deep ruby color and dominant malt flavor. Brewed with caramel and chocolate malts and flavored with English hops, it represents the grit of the people out here.

Profile

ABV: 
6.4%
IBUs: 
28
Served at: 
40-45°
Hops: 
Magnum, East Kent Goldings
Malts: 
Two- Row Barley Malt, Caramel Malts, Chocolate Malt
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

A wonderful aroma of coffee permeated the first sniff along with subtle hop flavors. The color was a medium-dark brown that featured a tan head that dissipated very quickly. It had flavors of roasted and burnt malts accentuated with a light hop bitterness. The roasted malts worked well with the light hop bittering and neither overwhelmed the other but instead balanced each other nicely. The body of this beer was a little lighter than usual, and the carbonation was also very low, however it is fine for this style. It had a nice smooth finish of roastiness in the aftertaste.