Posts Tagged ‘Porter’

Last night my wife and I went to Slater’s 50/50 for the first time and it was really an enjoyable experience. When we got there it was already really busy but we didn’t mind the 45 minute wait. We went to the bar and got a beer for ourselves. The beer that I got was one that I have heard of but have never had before. It was the vicious Disposition by Ironfire Brewery.

I would consider this beer a Porter. It pours to a very dark brown and when I received it, the beer still had a great khaki head. It was served in a typical pint glass and was served chilled. I wish they would have served it a little warmer as the taste of the beer would have been more distinguished. However, when I brought to my nose there where a few different aromas. Those  aromas were chocolate, caramel all which are created by the roasted malts in this beer. Then when I took that initial sip the sweetness of the roasted malts took over my palette. I could immediately sense a hint of chocolate which was followed by a caramel and cocoa taste that lasted until after the sip my stomach.  To me I didn’t really notice any bitterness to this beer at all, which made this beer go down really smooth.

I had paired this beer with a spicy burger and to me it was a great pairing. You could also use this beer as a dessert beer because it has such a great sense of chocolate and caramel to it. Any way you drink and pair this beer, I’m sure that you will enjoy it just as much as I did.


I know that it has been a while since I have posted a review but I’m back at it. The next beer that I’m going to review is one of the best Porter’s that I have had. This beer is called the Payback Porter and is brewed by Speak Easy Ales and Lagers. This brewery is based out of San Fransisco, Ca.

The first thing I noticed when I got this beer was the bottle that it come in. It really caught my attention and goes to show how important it is to have a great bottle for great beer. Then when you pour this beer into a glass you will notice that it pours to a very dark brown with a great head that will sustain itself for a long time. Then you will catch the aromas of the sweet chocolate mixed with the hops. When you take that first sip you will notice several different things. Tge first layer to this beer is the sweetness of the roasted malts. The roasted malts will give this beer the taste of sweet chocolate, cocoa and caramel. As you get to the back and of the beer you will get the bitterness of the hops.

This beer is also a great beer because it goes with so many different foods. My favorite thing to pair this beer with is BBQ. The smokiness of the BBQ will really compliment this beer to its fullest extent. However, this beer also goes great with a few different types of cheeses as well. The best cheese to have with this beer are Brie, Gouda, Havarti and swiss. If you want to have this beer after your meal, you can do that to because of this chocolate and caramel flavors in this beer, it makes a great desert beer.

I encourage you all to try this beer and hope you like it as much as I did.






I know that I have said that many beers that  I have posted about are very unique and that is because they are all unique in there own way. Well, this next one is also very unique. If you are a fan of Guinness you have most likely heard of  a “Black and Tan” or “Black and Blue.” If you have not heard of those, what they are is a beer such as Guinness or any other Porter, mixed with a beer such a Pilsner. The outcome that you seem is really amazing. When you combine the two the  Guinness or other Porter will migrate to the top of the cup while  the Pilsner sinks to  the bottom of the cup leaving a perfect line between the two. You will also get the two distinct taste of each beer. First you will get the taste and aroma of the Porter then it is followed by the Pilsner.

While I was wondering the isles of the local Bevmo this afternoon I came across this beer called Mississippi Mudd which is brewed Mississippi Brewing Company. What caught my eye what the bottle that it is bottled in.  The term bottle is really a misconception, what it really is, is a  growler.  So after some thought and consideration about buying this because I wasn’t sure what to expect,  I went ahead and bought it.  To my surprise this beer taste really similar to the black and tan that would  be poured at your favorite pub. However, you do not get the cool effect that you would if it was poured at your favorite bar. This beer pours to a dark but clear brown and forms the head that you would expect of a Porter. When you pour this beer you will immediately smell sweet aroma of the  roasted malts and chocolate. Then when you take your first sip you will first taste the roasted malts and chocolate of the Porter. This will then be followed by the taste that the Pilsner distills in this beer. The beer  ends with the sweet notes of toffee that is left on your palette.

If you are looking to try what would be considered a bottled black and tan, this one would be the one to try. Along with your  purchase you will be able to get a great growler as well.  I encourage you all to try this beer and then if you are looking to get to see the effects that I was talking about, go to your local pub and order a black and tan.  There are many variations that you can order if you don’t want an ordinary pilsner such as the black and blue. If you order this you will get the Porter mixed with a Blue Moon. I can say that this combination is truly amazing and one of my favorite combinations.