Thursday, July 28, 2011
Thirsty Trout Porter (Dark Horse Brewing, Marshall, MN)
First draft on site at Dark Horse, and it's a pretty good start. Poured in a pint glass right up to the rim with very little head, yet it lingers a bit. Solid coffee and malty roast in the nose with a bit of light hop as well. Very easy drinking, even in the heat of the summer swelter: mouthfeel is chewy and light at the same time; malt, coffee and roast settle and linger in the mouth; some hop spice on the tongue. Nice beer that would be better on a cooler day or with a bit more AC in the bar. This pitch black 7% porter is more than worth the effort but moved on for the next pint.