This 6.7% ABV porter is from New American Brewing of Ankeny, Iowa.
The beer pours mahogany, black to very dark
brown. There is about an inch of tan head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, with
some dark chocolate, light anise, light char. The taste follows the aromas,
hitting the same notes, chocolate, char, with a bit of a tang, and some dark
fruits. The beer drinks smooth, with a tingling carbonation just shy of
starting to be fizzy. There is a light bitterness on the finish. This has great
flavors, wish it had just a touch more
fullness to its body.
2018: They fixed the carbonation issue, and this is now fully realized. The beer pours black with some very
dark ruby. There is a half-inch of tan head. The aroma is dark
roasted, some anise, dark chocolate, coffee, with some dark fruits.
The taste follows the aromas, very dark roasted, adding in char notes
in the taste. The finish is quite dry and fairly bitter. The beer
drinks easy, soft, and smooth. This is one delicious porter.