From Toronto Ontario’s Mill Street Brewery comes their “Coffee Porter” made with coffee from Balzac’s Coffee. The beer pours a deep opaque black with a brown head. The aroma consists of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and maybe a hint of smoke. The flavour is of bitter coffee, earth, chocolate, roasted malts and a mild smoky finish hidden behind some sweetness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 20. This is how a good cold brew coffee should taste in the morning. Oh wait this a beer scrap that unless you are camping. I quite enjoyed this coffee porter as it was what was advertised but had more to it than just the coffee at the same time.
Commercial Description: One of our most famous beers and one of our oldest brands. One of two flavoured porters that we make, Coffee Porter uses coffee from Balzac’s Coffee who was one of the original tenants in the Distillery District along with us back in 2002. In a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup moment, we realized that their coffee tasted exquisite in our porter and the legend was born!
Food Pairing As Per Brewery: Comfort food, stews, roasted meats, oysters and pub fare