From Jdub’s Brewing Company in Sarasota Florida comes their “Bell Cow Milk Chocolate Porter”. The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head that dissipates quickly. The aroma consists of sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, lactose, malt and some sweetness. The flavour is of roasted malts, milk chocolate, molasses, lactose, some earth and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.6%. This is definitely a dessert beer but you can never go wrong with a good dessert beer!
Commercial Description: Think of a sweet milk chocolate candy bar, dessert.
From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their “Salted Chocolate Porter”. The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of chocolate, mild roasted malts, caramel and salt. The flavour is of chocolate, roasted malts, ash, peat, earth, caramel and salt. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 25. You don’t often find salt in a beer other than a Gose but this really worked.
Commercial Description: The first release in our illumination series, this Salted Chocolate Porter offers chocolate and vanilla aromas and a full body with rich chocolate flavours from a well-balanced combination of toasted and chocolate malts. While the addition of hand-harvested Pacific Ocean Fleur de Sel from Vancouver Island Salt Co. provides an intriguing flourish on the finish. It pours near black with a tan head and is a rich and robust brew sure to please classic porter lovers and adventurous imbibers alike.