Saturday, June 21, 2014
Zipline Oatmeal Porter
This 6.0% ABV beer is from the Zipline Brewing Company of Lincoln, Nebraska. The beer pours coal black, entirely opaque, even when held to the light. There is over an inch of thick, foamy, somewhat creamy light tan head. The aroma is a tangy dark roasted malt, a bit of char, a bit of yeast, dough of dark bread. The taste follows the aromas, deepening the char, nearing coffee, adding in mocha, with a mineral tang on the finish. It drinks easy, smooth, with a light tingle of carbonation. It could actually use just a bit more body to hold up its flavors.