Shortly after pouring this dark brown porter into my pint I drew deep a breath hoping to smell the deliciousness that I was sure to experience after reading the label, and well, I was left lacking, the smell was robust and malty but no real lead into the reality. But once this porter hit my tongue, I knew, I knew without a doubt this beer was amazing. Normally I am not a huge malt fan, I prefer bitter notes often accompanying the IPAs, but this was different. This was ground breaking.
The flavor was rich and complex and much like a gourmet peanut butter cup, not the cheapo knock off stuff at the dollar store, but the one you find at a luxury joint where you can only afford one. This was phenomenal. While the beer sits at a respectable 6.5% ABV you would hardly notice it, as you sip this creamy full bodied beer and drift away to Willy Wonka chocolate factory of dreams. Topped with a thick head of densely packed mini-bubbles the ale below is full of robust chocolaty malts and an alluring peanut butter richness. Too bad this ale is not distributed here in Colorado yet, and 3 cheers to Ryan for having the compassion and care in his heart to bring a bunch of east coast beers back for me to try out. I love you man.