Chief BlackHawk Porter

12 oz bottle, usual stubbie presentation from Tyranena, thanks go out to Kevin for a chance to crack this one.
Surprisingly black pour with little or no brown elements that one often sees with porters. Head and lace are frankly both a little disappointing even if they are a nice mocha color.
The nose reveals a touch of coffee but not any bitterness or hop character to speak of. I like my porters, mild, smooth and creamy and although Blackhawk hits to some degree on each of these attributes, ultimately I feel it misses the boat slightly. Some very mild char and a touch of acidity or sourness that one might attribute more to a stout.
Some more light, bitter coffee grinds in the finish, but otherwise a somewhat “ordinary” experience. Perhaps fresh, closer to the source and on tap I might like this more, but for now it’s a beer that i could frankly take or leave.

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12/21/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.6 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.25
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