To avoid having to play catch up again, here’s tonight’s beers, since they’re out of the ordinary.
I started with Picaroons Man’s Best Friend. It’s a porter, I imagine an American Porter considering the body and bigger flavor. It’s got a nice roasted malt flavor with just enough smoke to give it another dimension, but not enough to call it a smoked porter. The beer is hopped for perfect balance, but it’s all about the malts. It’s probably one of the best porters I’ve had.
The second beer of the night was less impressive. I had Rock Art American Red Ale. It looks as though it’d be a great red ale, but it’s a bit light in flavor. Everything else is spot on. However, as it warmed, the flavor picked up quite a bit. It’s very drinkable, but nothing special. I have 2 more in the fridge, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy drinking them.