Monday, June 11, 2018

Blackbeard's Breakfast (beer review)

Beer Review #208

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Beer Porn & More. For today's review I've tasted a bottle of Blackbeard's Breafast, a bourbon barrel aged porter brewed with coffee that comes as part of Heavy Seas's Uncharted Water series.

The literature says that: "Blackbeard's Breakfast is a robust porter with a new world twist. Aged in bourbon barrels and brewed with Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company's Dark Sumatra coffee, this porter is flavorful and complex. Featuring unique English malts, this brew will have strong notes of caramel and a slight nut character. Paired with bourbon notes and the sumptuous Sumatran Coffee, Blackbeard's breakfast will please coffee and beer connoisseurs alike."
 This 10%ABV / 40IBU beer pours pitch black with a small and quickly dissipating head of deep almond foam.

In the aroma, which isn't all that exciting, look primarily for coffee with hints of tangy smoke. That smoke, or charring is a vital part of the taste too. Again coffee leads the charge. Bourbon is also present, but not overpowering as it melds perfectly with the dark roasted malts  creating something that resembles the tangy, dark, sweet crust on a slow pit-BBQ roasted piece of pork. Caramel is also present, and a marginal earthy presence courtesy of East Kent Goldings hops.

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