Monday, December 19, 2005

Perfect porter?

Bottled the porter last night and I'm pretty pleased. Fermentation started real slow, so I had pitched some slurry from the previous batch (with my fingers crossed, because the last batch didn't turn out so well) and everything seems to be okay. I've been concerned about scratches in the bottom of my fermenter, but this beer seemed to ferment nice and clean, and tasted great right out of the primary. Yield on this batch was 22 22-ounce bottles and two plastic quarts.

Tasted out of the primary, this beer had a chewy caramel and pronounced chocolate flavor, laced with the citric and piney hops. I could also detect a sort of minty-licorice flavor, which I'm guessing may be the juniper berries that I added. Hops are assertive, but not overpowering. Quite happy with this one so far.

The only problem with this batch was that I broke my bottle filler.

1 comment:

Ben, aka BadBen said...

It sounds like it will be a yummy one. Merry Christmas.