Windmill Porter by Black Bridge

How I love porters. The beer, that is. I've never had any other kind of porter. Well, see, the hotels I've stayed at are self service, see, so to speak. There's no one there to carry my luggage. Anyway, the beer style called porter is always a delight. Oft dry, always toasty, slightly charred which…

Train Smoke by Black Bridge

Hey, look, I found some beer review notes in my Notes app on my iPad.  No doubt at some point I was going to flesh these out into an actual beer review.  However, I am too busy (read "lazy") to do that these days.  Plus, beer review are just ... passé.  So I will just…

These Are the Beers I Came For

It was Friday. Beer night. There was only one destination. And this time there were two beers on tap that I've been waiting to drink. Train smoke It's on the left, the remains, at least. It's a smoked porter. No aroma that I could detect, which did not bother me. I seek not the hops.…

Black Butte Porter by Deschutes Brewery

In all my travels I have never drank a beer so ... drinkable. It has an enviable pedigree, a spotless reputation, and a quotidian character. B is for Black Butte Porter The Vitals Brewer: Deschutes Brewery ABV: 5.2% Categorized as: porter That Smell ... It smells like cream and orchards. In Appearance ... Brown, like…