June 25, 2008

Badger Porter

This eveningís beer is another left over from the Beer Tasting. Tonight Iíll be reviewing Badger Porter by the Sand Creek Brewing Company in Black River Falls, WI. The funny thing about this beer is that three people brought a six-pack of it. Wes, Graumagus and I each brought a six-pack of Badger Porter to the tasting.

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It comes in the standard 12 oz brown bottle. There is a brown label on it that has the picture of a badgerís head right in the middle of it. Across the top of the label it says ďBadger PorterĒ and at the bottom it has the information about the brewing company.

When poured into a glass it has a nice deep brown color with a ruby highlight to it. There was a half inch tan head that faded slowly to a film on top. There was very minimal lacing on the side of the glass.

The smell is a mix of roasted malts with a touch of nuts. There is a soft undertone of cocoa that is also noticeable. It has a taste of coffee malts with a touch of bittersweet dark chocolate. There isnít much else to it. I really could not make out any hop flavors in it.

It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. There is a silkiness that coats the mouth and tongue and makes it pleasurable to drink.

At the beer tasting it wasnít rated bad, but we all thought it was really bitter for a porter. In all actuality when drank alone it is just fine. Itís not too bitter, and itís much more palatable. At the Beer Tasting I gave it a 5. Tonight on a clean pallet Iím giving it a 6.5

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