Friday, August 11, 2017

Bell's Porter

This 5.6% ABV porter is from the Bell's Brewery of Comstock, Michigan. 

The beer pours a very dark brown, almost black, in appearance. There is over an inch of thick, foaming head, very light tan. The aroma is dark roasted malt, chocolate, light char and light dark raisins. The taste is dark roasted malt, creamy, chocolate, and char. There is sweetness, but the finish is mostly dry. There is a moderate bitterness. The beer drinks easy, with very soft carbonation.  

Ommegang Rosetta

This 5.6% ABV ale aged on cherries is from the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York. Ommegang is part of the Duvel family, and is essentially a Belgian brewery plopped down in New York State. The bottle says this one is actually brewed at Liefmans in Belgium.

The beer pours dark brown and ruby in color. There is a half-inch of light tan head. The aroma is tart cherries, sweet cherries, roasted malt, and a bit of leather. The taste is rich, sweet, malty, full of tart and sweet cherries, with some woody, earthy, leather notes. The finish is dry with very light bitterness. The beer drinks smooth, with some soft, fine, carbonation. This is really delicious.