Mocha Porter - Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by monkeylovebeer:
4.85/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Every November, this Fairfax, California brewery indulges in a month of artisan chocolate-infused beers. This year they really hit what I found to be the perfect balance of chocolate, coffee, and British malt flavors with their special Mocha Porter.
Starting with a base of their English-style nitro-poured Fairfax Coffee Porter--a great beer on its own, owing to an infusion of java from the Fairfax Coffee Roastery up the block, an unobtrusive mix of Horizon and Crystal hops, and a deliciously hearty grain bill--the brewers have added cacao nibs, described as "small pieces of crushed roasted cacao beans" from San Francisco chocolatier TCHO.
This porter pours an ebony black with a super-tight milkshake-like head. The cacao really permeates the nose--leading one to believe that perhaps it is chocolate milkshake floating on top. The roasted malt and the coffee aftertaste play off of each other nicely and the mouthfeel is like liquid velvet. Indulgent? Sure, but on a rainy Saturday, what better way to avoid the burgeoning Christmas shopping crowds than to duck in for a wee pint of heaven?
Serving type: nitro-tap
11-29-2010 01:40:16 | More by monkeylovebeer
Mocha Porter from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
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