Brew Review-Port City American Porter
This was my first chance to get a taste of the area’s newest craft brewer: Port City. I’d heard nothing but good things about their offerings, so I was excited to finally get a chance to try one.
The American Porter pours out a very dark brown, almost black colour with no real head. The nose carries hints of cherries, other dried berries, and a faint hint of chocolate. The beer has a good smooth carbonation that makes it go down really well. It starts off with some basic maltiness, however that gives way to a nice cherry/chocolate sweetness. It finishes a little bitter on the tongue, but doesn’t linger much.
Overall, this wasn’t a stellar beer, but it was an enjoyable, mild porter that I certainly wouldn’t mind having again.
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I’ve been wanting to try out Port City’s offerings. Where can I find some, if they sell any outside of the restaurant?
March 17, 2011 at 9:27 am
More and more bars around DC are starting to carry it. Off the top of my head: Big Hunt, RFD, Iron Horse, Bourbon in Adams Morgan.
I’m sure there are a lot more. Their Optimal Wit and Porter are spreading around quickly.
March 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm
I had the Porter at RFD, and was able to get the Millennium IPA there yesterday. It was another good effort from Port City
March 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm