Leaning Chimney

Rhode Island
United States
Leaning chimney beer grey sail brewing rhode island
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Offers a pleasingly complex taste that results from generous additions of Scottish peat smoked malt in the mash and American hops in the kettle. This robust porter is perfect for cold New England winter nights.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The profile of a fresh, well-designed American Porter jumps out of the glass -- rich, fudge-laden malt with a bright sprinkling of hops showcasing pine needles. Any smoke character is missing but would be a welcome addition. The hops become more present as the beer warms. Jet black with a long-standing creamy tan head, this beer's appearance encouragees you to take a sip. The flavor isn't quite as chocolate-heavy as the aroma implicated -- more of an ashy flavor that brings in some of the smoke element. There is a firm moderate bitterness and moderately high pine flavor to support the charcoal notes from the malt. The mouthfeel showcases a medium full body with initial creaminess that is overtaken by moderate astringency, which is mostly grain-derived. All in all, a solid robust porter that lacks some smoke in the overall balance. A slightly smoky, French Roast coffee-like profile would add an excellent layer of complexity to the aroma and flavor of this beer.