Beer of the Weekend #802: Smoke on the Porter

The beer of the weekend is Smoke on the Porter, brewed by the New Glarus Brewing Company of New Glarus, Wisconsin.

The color is mostly opaque black. A finger of buttery, tan head leaves a skim and ring around the edge. Smoked malt dominates the aroma, obviously. It is also chocolaty and has notes of dark fruit. It has that smoked meat scent but it is not overpowering. The mouthfeel is thick and velvety smooth. Smoked malt dominates the flavor, though much like in the aroma, it is not overpowering. Flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and caramel sneak through. The smoked flavor lingers on the tongue and tonsils.

Fun facts about Smoke on the Porter:

• Style: Smoked porter.

• Price: I’m unsure. My parents bought me a six-pack when they were at New Glarus recently.

• Alcohol content: No listed.

The Quiet Man’s grade: B.

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