The Confluence Brewing Company is in Des Moines, Iowa. They have been commercially available for some time on tap and in howlers sold at liquor stores, but do release some bottled specials, including this porter for their third anniversary.
The beer pours black in color, with a
huge over-foaming, bubbly head of tan. The aroma is dark roasted
malt, chocolate, coffee. The taste follows the aromas, dark roasted
malts, pleasant char, dark chocolate, and coffee, with a dry and
lightly bitter finish. The beer drinks with a stinging over
carbonation. This is a very pleasant tasting beer, but suffers from its over-foaming and over carbonation problem.