Ballast Point The Homework Series Batch No. 6 – Robust Porter
Ballast Point The Homework Series Batch No. 6 – Robust Porter is an American Porter, 7.8% ABV. This series pays homage to the home brewer and the days when Ballast Point was just getting started as a shop called called Home Brew Mart. A great feature of the series is the fact that they give you the recipe to brew for yourself!
The beer pours with a dark brown color and about a inch tan head that fades to a wispy layer before too long. The aroma is just about what you expect for the style, a good bit of chocolate and roast with just a touch of hops. On the taste is some sweet chocolate to start before a good helping of roasted malt comes into play. The feel is on the dry side with a bit of acidic, almost tartness on the finish.
Not much complexity to speak of here, but this is still a solid Porter all around. I would be happy if this was my own home brew.