Coffeehouse Porter

If the truth be told I didn't much care for this. I prefer my Porters to have a creamier body and some substantial depth rather that the thin nature of the brew that I experienced here. Pours well and looks good, but the aroma immediately gives away the nature of the beer. Artificial would be the word I would use. Lots of cold coffee smells and tastes, and not much else. Couple the disappointing tastes with a very, very thin mouthfeel and this is a "Porter" to forget. Very false coffee...

Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale

Golden orange pour, slightly hazy, very attractive color. Head is scant with some hanging around the extreme edges to give a little ring and some very minor lacing. Aroma is difficult to pick up, maybe a little wheat or cereal in there? Taste is very mild, bitter hops, with a short finish. Quite "lager like" in its refreshing qualities and its drinkability. Bitterness increases slightly through the beer, but is really rather reserved. Not much to report here at all. This is an unoffensive...

Lost Sailor India Pale Ale

Really attractive dark orange color, nice frothy head with some lacing and some retention. Good, citrus based hops in the nose and the initial tastes, that give way to some nice smooth character and a sting in the long finish. A little smoky aftertaste. Very drinkable, and a solid mouthfeel that is substantial enough to make you feel like you are having a beer. Seems to drink above the advertised 5.5% ABV. Rounded and satisfying, a nice experience. Good solid example of the style, being true...

Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager

Hazed light brown/orange body with a modest head that fades quickly. No lacing. Aroma? Well, I don't get much at all except some really dry hops. Taste is really quite dry for the style. Dry hops are present but the brew is smooth and not bitter, That suggests the malts are there, but they are in no way upfront or aggresive. I would expect more malt character for the style. Not a great deal of Oktoberfest character here, drinks more like an APA to me. Having said that I quite like it, just not...