Monday, August 18, 2014

Beer Review: Haymarket Smoked Chocolate Coffee Porter

Reviewing the Smoked Chocolate Coffee Porter from Haymarket Pub and Brewery out of Chicago, Illinois. In case the name of the beer was not descriptive enough, this beer is a smoked porter with coffee and chocolate.

Score: 90

Tap pour served in a taster glass and enjoyed on 01/12/14 at Haymarket's anniversary party

Appearance: Cloudy and murky dark brown in color. Served with no head. No lacing or retention. 2/5

Smell: Smoked coffee and bakers chocolate on the nose. Less smoke than first strike, and doesn't smell straight up like bacon like first. 4.25/5

Taste: Tastes exactly like it smells, but less chocolatey. Mostly roast, smoke and chocolate. Good balance. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, slightly under carbonated. Nice smokiness and roast bitter mix. 3.5/5

Overall: A nice smoke beer from a local bar. I would buy another if available next time I stop in.

Cost: $2 for a 4 oz pour, $6 for a 12 oz pour.

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