NOTES: Bottle @ McHops Monastery

STYLE: Porter

ABV: 5.8%

APPEARANCE: Dark, dark, dark mahogany brown

HEAD: Tan, thin, and fast-fading

LACING: Light and wispy. Just streaks, really.

NOSE: No hops in the nose. It seems to be a very subtle blend of dark chocolate, espresso beans, and whole, roasted oats. Pleasant, if a bit mild.

TASTE: The flavor is as subtle as the nose. Toasted oats and almonds, a hint of chocolate and coffee, and a mild, fairly clean finish. You don’t see a lot of oatmeal porters out there…oatmeal tends to be paired with sturdier stouts. But I like this style quite a bit.

MOUTHFEEL: Silky and actually a bit thin-bodied.

DRINKABILITY: Very high for a porter. It’s not heavy in the slightest. This is a smooth, session beer with just enough character to keep you coming back for more.

RATING: 3 Hops


  1. I tried this a month ago, here’s my notes-

    “Appearance: Dark chestnut brown.
    Head: Minimal head. Dispersed quickly.
    Nose: Banana, apple, nutty
    Taste: Malty caramel molasses, slightly sour-lactic on finish.
    Body: Thinner that expected
    Rating: 3 Hops
    Misc.: My mom liked it.”

    Who says the Hops rating is subjective?

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