94 Grand Baltic Porter, Garrison Brewing Company (Canada). 9% ABV (1/09)
Dark reddish brown. Interesting aroma of honey, pomegranate molasses and sour cherry jam follow through perfectly on a round supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with granola and cherry notes prominent. Finishes with a very long cocoa-dusted nut fade. A superb flavored porter
92 Imperial Porter, Rogue Ales (OR) 2008. 8.2% ABV (1/09)
Brown-black color with a rocky reddish tan head. Dark chocolate, roasted nut, creamy and melon aromas follow through on rich, supple entry to a dryish medium-full body with delicious dark nut toast notes and a long, tart, kumquat, cocoa and pepper fade with vibrant astringency. A delicious and food friendly porter to serve with charred steaks.
89 Porter, Zywiec Brewery (Poland). 9.5% ABV (12/07)
Opaque brown-black color with a lacey tan head. Spicy toasted caraway rye bread, toffee and borscht aromas. A bold, frothy entry leads to an off-dry, medium-to-full body of toffee, pickled beets, roasted nuts and peppery spice flavors. Finishes with long charred nut and toffee fade with a hint of hay and soap. A great food beer for hearty stews.