Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Mill Street Brewery-Coffee Porter

I don't typically drink stouts or porters when the weather is hot.  This can lead to some pretty long months in the summer, since the darker ales are among my favorites.  I made an exception tonight for the Mill Street Brewery's Coffee Porter, and I'm glad I did.  It's a real beauty.

The Coffee Porter comes from Toronto.  It's sold in 341mL bottles and contains 5.5% alcohol.  According to the bottle, it's made with Balzac's dark roasted coffee.  The colour is very dark, but not totally opaque.  When poured, it features a creamy brownish head.

Not surprisingly, coffee features prominently in the the aroma, flavour and aftertaste.  This gives the beer a very robust quality.  However, there's more to this brew than a cuppa joe.  There is a rich porter flavour that is complemented by the coffee, not overwhelmed by it.

This beer is definitely worth a taste.  Porter fans, go get this one.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

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