Starting a new beer tab, we are going to sample the second brew from Buckledown Brewery on this blog. This time we went to the dark side of this brewery. I am talking about their Shady Aftermath Porter. If you read my last beer blog posts on their American IPA from yesterday, you know the history of this brewery that has been open for just a month. If you have not, please, read the review to get to know this young and upcoming brewery. Let us get into the brew.
It has a jet black color without a head on the beer. The smell is chocolate. The taste is chocolate to coffee notes. The aftertaste is a dry cocoa to chocolate notes. It is a sipping to drinkable porter. It can be either way but depends on the person.
Here is a description from their website (www.buckledownbrewing.com):
A malt-driven dark ale with layers of chocolate, caramel and coffee over a base of roasted malts. It boasts a rich mouthfeel giving way to some warming alcohol on the finish.
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Closing out beer tab, I have to say this is one of the best porters that I had in a very long time. I would not say it is the best, however, I will say it is towards the very top of my best porter list. There is some nice chocolate to coffee with a nice warm feeling from the alcohol. This is a pretty drinkable beer but I could see many people sipping this beer. This is a great beer to have with a nice cigar with it. This is a pretty balance brew and I believe this is one of the best beers that they make so far. All their beers are great but I believe this one is at the top of their beer list. I highly recommend this brew and this brewery. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser