Beer Brawl 17 – American Porter

This weeks Beer Brawl features one of my favorite styles of beer, American Porter.  A bit bigger, hoppier, and/or roastier then their European predecessors.  These dry beers are usually Medium to full bodied, moderately malty, and usually feature a lightly burnt taste with chocolate or coffee flavors.beerbrawl17_porter

With me on this podcast was Mark Jackson and Stephen Kennedy.  The only prerequisite I have for these Beer Brawls is a love of beer.  You don’t need to know anything about the beers we are drinking only a willingness to try them and voice an opinion.

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On Tap

  • Elysian Perseus Porter
  • Avery New World Porter
  • Rogue Mocha Porter
  • Stone Smoked Porter
  • Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter

This is one of my favorite styles of beer, so to say I was excited and had some high hopes for these beers is an understatement.  We quickly went through these beers with only one disappointment.  The others were all pretty good, with the Flying Dog brewery winning its second Beer Brawl with the Gonzo Imperial Porter.

Elysian Perseus Porter 90 91 90
Avery New World Porter 91 88 85
Rogue Mocha Porter 86 88 84
Stone Smoked Porter 92 94 88
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 95 96 89

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Next week, Simply Beer Cellar clean out, Interesting and Unusual Beers.


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One Response to “Beer Brawl 17 – American Porter”

  1. Official Flying Dog News Blog Press Releases Beer Information Says:

    [...] Episode 17 was all about American Porters, and people really loved drinking our Gonzo Imperial Porter, and we can’t say that we blame them! Honestly, though, it wasn’t really fair, as Gonzo destroys the competition pretty much everywhere it’s sampled. [...]

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