A quick note before I get into the review. Today (April 7th) is ‘national beer day‘. Its the day FDR put into motion the move to repeal prohibition in the USA. Hooray for that! Us canucks still had our beer but our neighbours to the south were allowed to quaff to their hearts content. Enjoy responsibly out there and enjoy your craft beer. Now on to the review.
I decided tonight to go with one of the new beers from Lighthouse Brewery. It is a deep and rich chocolate porter.
It pours to a deep black colour with a 1cm cream coloured head. It smells of light coca, with hints of licorice and malt.
It tastes of chocolate and the deep malts. The sweetness from the malt is balanced by the carbonation. It really lingers in the palate too. It isn’t the best porter I’ve had so far in the leapbeer journey, but its very good. I really wished they had some more information on their website about it. It does note that the “beyond fair trade” cocoa nibs come from Ghana, West Africa.
Of note, the label art is surprisingly spartan. It has a picture of the cocoa pod, and minor notes (650ml and 5.5% ABV). I’m guessing that it may have been rushed to bottling as the majority of Lighthouse beers have great label art.
Leapbeer #113 is Dark Chocolate Porter by Lighthouse Brewery
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