New Belgium Portage
New Belgium Portage is an American style Porter.
This pours with an extremely dark brown color and a big tan head. A good aroma of medium roasted malts, along with hints of coffee and chocolate that are very inviting. Big flavor in this beer without feeling to filling, pretty much has a perfectly smooth mouth-feel. The same roasted malts are in the taste, maybe a bit milder. Notes of vanilla compliment a nice creamy sweetness and mild hop bite. The finish recalls the roasted malts into the aftertaste.
This is a very solid porter, no added hoopla or barrel aging. It’s flavorful and drinkable, and sometimes that is just what you need.