I read an article on a site recently about how many American craft beers people drink in a typical year. I thought that some of the high numbers would be in the 500 beer range and that, since I was in that category, I would have something to boast about. Nay, nay. 500 beers this year is going to put me in the wuss category. It seems that the big sluggers are in the 1,500 range. That comes out to about 4 beers or so a day, everyday of the year. If I ever stepped it up to those levels I would be about 400 pounds to boot, so that is not a goal for me. But I do have to step it up a notch.
Bully! Porter by Boulevard Brewing Company was going to be just the tip of the ice burg this weekend but it ended up being the only. I am not saddened by that fact since this was a quality beer. A quality porter on top of that which tickles my fancy even more.
The taste of the beer is the best part as it gets nicely complex with chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, grains, molasses, sweet, etc but not all in equal doses. They are subtly interwoven to create a blanket of porter goodness. The aroma is on the opposite side of the spectrum: it let the beer down. If the aroma was a bit better, I think this would have rated near a nine. Enjoy! Aroma: 7, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 8.2