Sunday, February 12, 2017

Town Hall Cross Pond Porter

Town Hall Cross Pond Porter. 5.2% ABV.

Dark brown coloring, slim tanned head.

In the nose: roasted malt. A little caramel, a little sweetness, some dark fruit, then all ending dry on the palate.

In the mouth: Gets on board the palate with gusto, stays smooth all the way. Layers of flavors, coffee, toffee, caramel, a little cocoa. Staying mostly malty, with hardly a peep out of hops. Just enough flavor to keep interesting while being superbly drinkable.

Merely described on the website as "English-American hybrid porter." I'd be curious to learn more about that. What parts of each style were combined? What left, what stayed.

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