Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Smoked Porter, Special Edition
I gave it a taste test tonight to see how it is coming along. No gravity check performed. Here's the lowdown: Aromas of roasted barley, smoke, and raspberry. Flavors of roast barley, smoke, and raspberry. Wow! (I like the light roast barley flavor mingling with the cherrrywood smoked malt then the slight tartness of the raspberry on the finish.) So the last edition went in tonight as well. I added the smoked Serrano chiles to finish it off. These are milder on the heat scale than chipotles, so I figure about three days in the beer should do it. I'll be taste testing it as I go to make sure there is just the right amount of heat. I think just a slight warmth will do. CHEERS!