Sunday, December 23, 2012
Wild Rose Cherry Porter (Canada - Alberta - Calgary) 6.5%
Black and opaque in a glass with the barest (potentially imagined) red tint. Heavy dark malty aroma of coffee, smoke, dark red fruit. Thick creamy mouthfeel with a coffee and dark dark chocolate taste explosion; a lovely dark cherry flavour and a bit of grapes actually. Just a bit of fresh cut grass hops. The dark fruit flavour is slightly tart which is a perfect counterpoint to the malt. A smoke and dark fruit aftertaste, sweet and tart, chocolate, coffee and delicious. A really special porter that has earned its place on the list of 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die.