Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Review: Port City Porter

Port City Porter
7.2% ABV
Port City Brewing Co., Alexandria, VA
12 oz btl
Served in Dogfish Head Signature Glass
No date on bottle
Reviewed on 4/17/13

This porter pours a thick dark brown color with a good beige head that has decent retention.  Decent lacing.

Smell consists of malt, chocolate, coffee, some hops, slight soy sauce, hint of caramel, hint of floral.

Taste consists of chocolate, coffee, malt, hops, caramel, touch of licorice, sugar, soy sauce, some bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety on the tongue with a good dry/bitter kick at the end.

Overall, nice tasting porter that's fairly smooth and creamy at the front and becomes somewhat dry and bitter on the back end.  Nice flavor profile comes through that has decent richness, even if overall it's not overly distinctive from other similar porters and stouts.  First offering from Port City that I've tried, and it gets a solid thumbs up.

My score: 90

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