This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at another of the "Samuel Adams" Brewing American Dream series - the Time Hop Porter.
The beers in this series were prepared in collaboration with five breweries. In addition to the Time Hop Porter the other four beers are Three Ninety Bock (made with Roc Brewing Co.); Desert Kaleidoscope IPA (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2017/12/sunday-night-suds-samuel-adams-desert.html) which was partnered with Bosque Brewing; Tea Party Saison (made with Woods Beer Co.) and Oats McGoats Stout, (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2017/10/sunday-night-suds-samuel-adams-oats.html) which was partnered with Brewery Rickoli. (For a great article on the mentor program, click here http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/beer/ct-sam-adams-beer-mentor-program-20170717-story.html).
The Time Hop Porter was made in collaboration with ChuckAlek Independent Brewers and is brewed as a somewhat light, but hoppy Porter. The beer has a lower alcohol content at 5.30% abv, but has a complex developed flavor. The beer poured a rich dark brown, almost the color of Guiness, but not as thick or rich. Still, the beer had some unexpected hoppiness which together with the malt gave an interesting bit of bitterness. I enjoyed it with Mrs KB and her older brother who thought it was similar to that famous British stout. Although I thought it was a bit lighter, I did enjoy the beer as a rich dessert.
The Time Hop Porter is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K and has a Star-K certification mark on the bottle. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link - beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/194093.
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