Montgomery Brewing Company Smoked Porter. 6% ABV.
Deep, dark brown, with ruby highlights, under a slim, but staying brownish head.
Roasted malt aromatics hit the nose first, some notes of dark fruit and coffee, dry and roast. Then on comes the smoke and ash, slowly unfolding.
In the mouth, it starts out sweet, rolls into dry, with tasty/toasty malt character coming through strong. Little bit of bitterness graces the tongue, but it's mostly about the malt here. Smoked malt character is subtle in this, but it's there. Smooth and tasty stuff. Very fine, very mellow. Good beer, and I'm drinking it.