Sierra Nevada / Garage Project Beer Camp Across the World: Campout Porter – American Porter at 7.7% ABV | 32 IBU

Sierra Nevada / Garage Project Beer Camp Across the World: Campout Porter American Porter at 7.7% ABV | 32 IBU (US$2.15 at Beer Thirty Bottle Shop & Pour House, 355 ml, packaged on 19-Apr-2017, acquired 21-Jun-2017, reviewed 22-Jun-2017)

Appearance: clear ruby brown with one fat finger of rocky beige head diminishing gradually to a thick persistent cap, clingy, soapy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: dark roasty malt, vanilla, molasses, smoke, hints of cocoa and wood. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium-full slightly creamy body, moderate-soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. (4/5)

At number 8 in the collaboration pack, we finally hit a brewery with whom I’ve had no experience, and so have no idea what to expect. It’s a very pretty ruby brown, clear and deep, with a beige head that diminishes to a persistent cap and then produces clingy, soapy lacing. Smoke is definitely there, but behind vanilla and molasses, with chocolate and woody notes following. “Marshmallows over a campfire” is actually not a bad description, except that despite the emphatic malt character, the sweetness is surprisingly restrained, and the finish never becomes cloying. All things considered, a pretty solid offering that I quite enjoyed despite the fact that it’s still triple digits outside, an hour after sunset. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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