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King Porter Stomp

December, 2017
Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

King Porter Stomp was poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass and subsequently reviewed under the guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program as a 9C Baltic Porter.

A big tan head filled the glass and held even with a delicate pour. Mahogany in color and very clear when held up to light.

The aroma carried a deep chocolate malt bouquet with notes of dark fruit and a pleasant well defined vanilla bean character.

A flavor of rich chocolate malts accompanied by black current, molasses and vanilla created an enjoyable and complex taste profile which started sweet and then hurried to a dry finish. Roast was restrained and alcohol well-hidden which avoided harshness. Medium bodied and very smooth with proper conditioning.

A malty rich Baltic Porter without the sharpness from over roasted grains and higher levels of alcohol often found in other examples of this style.

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