Bold full-bodied porter overloads wheat-honeyed Graham Cracker sugaring with nutty maple molasses-glazed dried fruiting and bittersweet dried cocoa spicing. Sweet hazelnut, dry cola and bitter walnut illusions flutter beyond its Graham Cracker pleasantries.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, rich honey porter soaked in Brinley Gold Shipwreck rum barrels succeeds at re-creating brown-sugared Bananas Foster dessert embittered and emboldened by blackened hop char. Black chocolate roast overrides rummy Kahlua warmth, vanilla-spiced molasses syruping, pungent coffee bittering, toasted pumpernickel retreat, black licorice waft and wildflower-honeyed floral bouquet at bustling finish.
Ancient German-styled ‘Kottbusser’ (a porter-like brown ale with honey molasses and oats) brings dark-roasted mocha malting to musty dried fruiting and nutty chocolate reminder. Dry-honeyed rye molasses breading reinforces caramel-burnt chocolate truffle creaming, sugar cookie sweetness, toasted almond-pecan nuttiness and zippy cola-hazelnut whims above oats-flaked spelt graining. On tap, glutinous honeyed molasses rye breading, brown-sugared dark chocolate sweetness and descant coffee roast lead the way as scant raisin, date, port and cola whims flutter below.
Bittersweet clover honey adjunct reinforced by dark-roasted black patent malting, ground coffee roast and charred hop singe. Mild Blackstrap molasses, black tea, dark cocoa and charred nut illusions subside to sour lemon-peeled espresso midst. Phenolic raw-honeyed mocha finish receives dirty earthen musk.
Dashing molasses-sugared oak-aged porter whimsically compares favorably to Newcastle Brown Ale. Treacly molasses sapping softly layers brown chocolate-malted vanilla, coconut, butternut, honey-glazed maple, spice cake and cola illusions as well as lesser rum-spiced sherry, bourbon and burgundy wining. Oaken whiskey snip gets diluted over time.
Contagious maroon-hued full body with pluming tan head offers heather-honeyed oats sugaring and molasses malting to creamy milk chocolate continuance. Fuzzy carbolic gassing pervades ancillary coffee-stained macaroon, biscotti, vanilla, dark cocoa and toffee undertones as well as peanut-shelled hazelnut, Brazil nut and walnut conflux.
Resinous ruddy brown porter with hop-roasted get-up places creamy honey nut sweetness, charitable cocoa-buttered mocha sway, and bruised cherry-prune tang against overwhelming wood-charred bittering. Full-bodied and well balanced, but lacking assertive chocolate-coffee finish.