Parris Island Oatmeal Porter

An unusual combo this one, oatmeal used in a Porter rather than a Stout. Struck me as a pretty light body for the style, with good color, head and lace. The light body adds to the drinkability, but could do with a little "beefing up". Josh desribes this, thus; "Crafted from chocolate and crystal malts, this medium bodied porter has a sweet distinct chocolate taste, followed by a smooth mellow finish. Plenty of smooth, creamy notes to this, and the chocolate malts shine through. Mild roastiness...

Albergottie Amber

Josh described this to me as a lighter version of an amber that drinks much more like a lager - he was spot on, with the drinkability being a BIG plus. Very easy, light drinking and much less "red" than you would imagine for the style. In his words, "Dark copper in color with a subtle roasted flavor. This beer is a low hopped, very drinkable beer with a wonderful flavor profile". Simple copper colored body with a nice head and lace. Good clarity, nice looking and in line with the style. Very...

Paddlers Organic Pale Ale

Took home a growler of this after trying a few at the brewpub. Pale Orange body with a slight chill haze type appearance. Head is high and gives amazingly good lace. VERY good looking. Nose and tastes are of that of an IPA rather than a Pale Ale. Very pronounced, typical vigorous hops in the nose and the taste. Bitter bite in the finish. Grassy and rustic to the core. Another beer from this brewpub athat feels really light in the mouth. VERY easy drinking, almost "summer quencher" like. Josh...

Brickyard IPA

Not sure if this one should be entered as a DIPA, but for now it's just a LARGE IPA! Josh says, "Light Copper in color, with a huge hop aroma followed by a strong hop bitterness. This one is for all you hop heads out there!" I would describe the color as much more yellow than copper. A real butterscotch hue in the glass, with almost a "cask like" head. For those of you unfamiliar, that means really just some soapy bubbles on top of the beer rather than a tightly formed, compact and dense...

Port Royal Light

Described by Josh as, "Our lightest beer yet - straw in color, with a crisp, clean finish and a light hop character. Perfect for those steamy Beaufort days & nights". Difficult to argue with the description of the beer as being light, this brew is a very nice example of the style, but simply something I am not especially interested in. It DOES have the redeeming characteristics of a beer in the style, namely really good head and great lace, great clarity and a simple, refreshing clean edge...