This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Uinta's King's Peak Porter.
As its been a while I since last reviewed a porter, I thought it would be appropriate to begin with BA's definition of the American Porter style. As discussed on their site:
Inspired from the now wavering English Porter, the American Porter is the ingenuous creation from that. Thankfully with lots of innovation and originality American brewers have taken this style to a new level. Whether it is highly hopping the brew, using smoked malts, or adding coffee or chocolate to complement the burnt flavor associated with this style. Some are even barrel aged in Bourbon or whiskey barrels. The hop bitterness range is quite wide but most are balanced. Many are just easy drinking session porters as well.
Starting with the end of the definition it is easy to say that the King's Peak Porter fits the style of American Porters as its 4% abv and could be a session beer. But in truth, that definition could apply to any beer with low alcohol content and this beer is so much more than that. The King's Peak has a nice amount of chocolate hops (without artificial or even "natural" additives). There is a slight burnt flavor to the brew, but it is not as heavy as a stout and would serve as a nice accompaniment to true smoked bbq meat such as brisket.
As you can see in the picture above - this beer pours a deep brown, almost black color. But don't be afraid of the dark as this beer is long on flavor without being too overly heavy.
Uinta King's Peak Porter is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union and bears an OU on the label. For the experts' take on the Uinta King's Peak Porter please click here www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1416/5621.
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