C Porter is an American Porter brewed by LauderAle, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a nonic pint glass from a can.
The Porter pours a clear mahogany hue that shows ruby highlights at the edges. The ale is topped by a thick cap of dense tan-colored foam that shows excellent retention. A thin ring rounds the glass and a few droplets clutch its sides.
The aroma strongly wafts a sweet scent of coconut and chocolate that’s backed by a hint of coffee.
The tasting begins gently with a neutral blend of coffee flavor and bready malt. Mildly bitter coffee roast punches the top end and then the palate bottoms out with a sweet mix of coconut, vanilla, and chocolate.
Its feel is relatively smooth on the draw and picks up a light grain on the backend. It’s almost creamy through the middle with a body that’s a shade over medium and moderate carbonation.
Looks great in the glass. Its aroma is enticing and it feels luscious. And that palate is so flavorful and balances sweet and roast beautifully. High marks all around for the C Porter. Its Gold Medal win at the Great American Beer Festival is well deserved.
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