Three Floyd’s brewery is in my state of residency (Indiana) and is very well-respected. In fact, it is purported to have one of the world’s best beers. So, when I get a chance to drink some of their beer I’m also excited. I chose this one because I knew that I could get it and hoped that others might try to pick it up as well. Here is my review.
When I poured this beast, it looked very dark for a Porter; it actually looked more like a Stout. However, this American version of an English Ale is still true to the style. It had a deep dark body and a creamy brown head, which was very stable.
The beer smelled hoppier than I’m used to for Porter but was still pleasant. The hops had a slight citrusy grapefruit quality. It smelled very roasty with a slight biscuity quality. It had some serious dark chocolate aromas to round the smells out.
Now for the sip. The beer was fairly carbonated and dense, which gave it a very nice mouth-feel. It was very roasty (think coffee) and chocolatey. Alcohol warmth was present in the brew. Hop-wise, the grapefruit quality came through and added a nice bitterness. Touches of caramel were also present. There was a long, dry, and slightly chocolate-caramel end to the brew. I though it was very good, especially if it was left in the glass to warm up and breath for a bit.
Among other Porters:
Among other Ales: