Christmas is right around the corner and I’m silently freaking the f out. I feel like yesterday it was February and BOOM- now it’s the end of the year?? Thankful I skipped out on those pesky New Years resolutions (since I’ve never been a fan of telling myself what to do and ACTUALLY sticking to it…) and decided to settle for all the beer drinking adventures!
I’m having somewhat of a crisis when it comes to dark beers, as in, I just haven’t been into them this year. Isn’t it weird how your tastebuds change and evolve?
While my dark beer consumption has gone way down, I’ll forever have a place in my heart for Wingman Brewers P-51 Porter series. Porters are a great compromise when it comes to dark beers; sometimes I’m craving the chocolate and coffee that’s found in stouts but not feeling the heaviness that most stouts offer. Porters tend to be a more medium to light mouthfeel but still pack the flavor!
The P-51 Porter pours a beautiful dark brown with a decent peanut butter brown head (don’t be fooled, it’s not actually pb). Aroma was pretty standard for a porter and graces the nose with chocolate and toasted malts which was followed up in the taste for sure. This one had a bit of a bitter-hop finish that I’m not used to in porters, but was still tasty nonetheless.
Apparently there have been some bad cans out there that give off a completely different mouthfeel/carbonation/flavor profile; don’t let this throw you off! Because it definitely is a tasty little brew.
Have a porter or stout you’re digging on right now? Let me know and I’ll give them a try!