ENKI Cacao Porter, Enki Brewing, Victoria, MN. 6.5% ABV. 24 IBU.
Dark brown, with crimson highlights, large, roasted tan head that drifts down quickly.
Nose of nuts and cola. Rich chocolate coming through.
In the mouth, the cocoa hits first, but lays mellow on the palate. Lightly sweet, but very well-balanced with just enough hop bitterness to keep it nice and even. Medium-bodied, light roast, well-done cocoa. Plain ol' nice, this one. Good 'n' smooth.
Alright, Enki, well done.
Here's how they describe it on their website, AKA, the gobbledygook:
"Like Grandma’s semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies hot from the oven, CACAO’s aroma is irresistibly tempting. The tightly-laced tan head and dark brown color invites your palate to experience CACAO’s richly smooth texture and creamy dark chocolate flavor, giving way to a clean, earthy hop ending.
One taste and you too will be saying CACAO is the best porter to ever touch your lips."
Okay, that's a bit of a stretch, Enki, it's alright, but it ain't that good.