Coincidence that our two darkest beers are in the very small group that have ‘fanciful’ names, beyond just the style? I wouldn’t tell even if I knew.
Porters got their name waaaay back in the day, a result of being the preferred beer of, well, Porters; you know, people who carry stuff for ya, often at a hotel or similar. Sometimes referred to as “entire” ales due to their extensive and varied ingredients, Porters tend to have a lot of deep, rich complex flavors, and ours of course is no exception!
One of our humble Brewmaster’s favorite Diamond Knot beers, the Porter is deep ruby in color and has an almost perceptible thickness to it. The mingling flavors of chocolate and coffee are complimented by a significant bitterness that is almost masked by the deep complexity of malts.
The nitty-gritty, for all you beer nerds:
Original Gravity: 12 ° Plato; 1.048
Alcohol by Volume: 5.7%
MALTS: 2-row Pale, Munich, Flaked Barley, Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Barley
HOPS: Galena, Willamette