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Stone Smoked Porter by Stone Brewing Company

I’m not into this tonight (blogging…not beer), just a word of warning.

Beer #303 is Smoked Stone Porter by Stone Brewing Company from Escondido, California.  This American Porter has an ABV of 5.9%.

It was black and had a very nice tan head.  Nose was kind of light with chocolate, coffee, & roasted caramel malts.  Taste was better than the nose, slightly sweet and a bit of a bitter dark chocolate flavor.  It had a decent roasted coffee flavor and was a bit smoky near the back end.  It had a medium body with just a bit too much carbonation.

This was a decent American Porter but not even close, IMHO, to Robust Porter by Smuttynose or Red Brick Porter by Red Brick.

Rating: C

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Red Brick 16th Anniversary by Red Brick Brewing Company

Travel day today so I have to get this done quick and early…like 8 am early.  The things one does for his craft.

Beer #131 is Red Brick 16th Anniversary by Red Brick Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia).  It is an American Brown Ale with an ABV of 11%.

It poured a dark brown with no head whatsoever.  The nose is mostly chocolate and a touch of alcohol.  Taste is slightly sweet with caramel malts and chocolate.  It had a medium body and was lower on carbonation.  This was a sipper for sure as the alcohol content made itself known.

This was a nice beer but I’m not really sure I got anything from it being aged in bourbon barrels.  Odd…maybe it is just too early, after all, it is 8:37 am as I type this.  Still a good beer and the best American Brown Ale I have had yet.

It was a good week of beer down here in Florida…only 2 clunkers out of 8.  A=2, B+=3, B=1, D=2…average of 3.35…not too shabby at all.

Rating: B+

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Red Brick Porter by Red Brick Brewing Company

Rain…that is the story of the day so far.  I can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy day then to sit on the screened in porch & wait for the clouds and rain to go the way of the Dodo bird.

Beer #128 is Red Brick Porter by Red Brick Brewing Company from Atlanta, Georgia.  This American Porter has an ABV of 7.7%.

The color of this brew was a dark brown and it had a minimal tan head.  Excellent lacing did that tan head leave behind in the Orlando Brewing  pint glass.  This had aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee, both which were reflected in the taste.  It has a nice medium body with quite a bit of fine carbonation that danced around on my tongue.  For 7.7% ABV, I thought the alcohol content was hidden really well and overall this was an easy drinking beer.

This was pretty yummy…if you like coffee…there just isn’t any way you couldn’t enjoy this.  Give me some of that good stuff…good stuff you Shiny Happy People! (B52’s and R.E.M. references there for all you Cosmic Things out there).

Rating: B+

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