This is the beer that we were looking forward to drinking the most and, since we were drinking our way up the SRM Scale, this was last. Mark was talking about the 95+ ratings that it has gotten on BeerAdvocate and Untappd and the near perfect score on Rate Beer, so I just assumed it was going to be a great beer. I didn’t know it was a porter until I took it out of the fridge.
We were going have a porter as our last beer on a day full of drinking? This sounds like a great idea!
Right from the first sip, it was all smooth, robust porter. That’s when things went from decent to a whole new holy-crap level. There was a great hop kick in the booty. From out of nowhere! The left over hop flavour from the last taste was added to the porter flavour from the next and on and on. Sorcery! I was in awe of this beer the entire time I drank it.
I agree with Mark, we need to a) find more of this and 2) drink it on tap!
It was so good, that I wasn’t paying attention when I grabbed my pizza from the cooking pit. I dropped it on an open flame, then picked it up and dropped it in the ashes, then picked it up and dropped it in the grass (you see, it was pretty hot). Didn’t spill my beer at all…
And still ate my pizza.
Ok, truth time, this beer is why I bought the pack. I am a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan. Then, after buying the pack I looked into this (US) Great Lakes and read a lot of great reviews about this beer.
They were well deserved! This was a robust porter with a great balance of sweet and coffee. This beer rivals the best porters I have ever had. I would love to find it on tap somewhere.
OK, THIS is my favourite of the pack
Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 5.8%
Sequence: Can’t remember +3