Stone Brewing | Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean | 5.9% ABV
Sorry, guys. This is all kinds of terrible. Although I don’t really like this, I bet there’s a sect of assholes out there that probably do. This would be good if the vanilla wasn’t there. I know….I know…that’s sounds crazy. I love vanilla, too. I guess make up your own mind. I kinda hate stone anyways.
Great Lakes Brewing Co | Edmund Fitzgerald | 5.8% ABV
A midwestern staple as far as porters go. Strong malt taste with a chocolate finish. A very solid porter. Give it a shot.
Dark Horse Brewing Co | Reserve Special Black Ale | 7.5% ABV
American Strong Ale
I first tried this beer waiting in line for ten hours at the KBS release. I liked it better when I was freezing and sleep deprived but it is a very good dark beer. It’s a pretty good coffee beer with a little bit of a smoke taste to it. This is a porter. I’m not sure what an “american strong ale” is but this is a porter and it’s pretty decent. Give it a shot.
Atwater Brewery | Vanilla Java Porter | 5.5% ABV
I’m not familiar with Atwater brewing but I DO love me some vanilla flavored anything. This beer is delicious. Strong vanilla taste that finishes with a chocolate roasted malt flavor. This I will be throwing into my rotation of beers. Very good. Go get this beer!
Three Heads Brewing | Java Sutra | 6.5% ABV
Hate week continues!!! This poor excuse for a coffee porter starts like it should. Coffee. Then tastes like nail polish remover. Avoid avoid avoid. I’ve already wasted too many words on this beer. Pass.
Price: $7.99/22oz Bomber