Full Review

Etna Brewing Co.

Etna Brewing Co.
Old Grind Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Etna Brewing Co.
Old Grind Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Medium walnut color. Aromas and flavors of cola, Tootsie Rolls, dried fruit, and cinnamon with a supple, soft, petillant, dry medium body and a polished, momentary finish with nuances of gouda finish. A friendly, mild and easy-going porter; a nice introduction to the category.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: cola, tootsie rolls, dried fruit, and cinnamon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of gouda
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Beaufort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A friendly, mild and easy-going porter; a nice introduction to the category.

The Producer

Etna Brewing Company

The Producer
131 Callahan Stret
Etna, CA 96027
USA
1 530-467-5277

Porter

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Porters are red-brown to black in color and range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are medium to full-bodied and characterized by a flavor profile that varies from subtle dark malts to fully-roasted, smoky flavors. Although porter was the drink of the masses in 1700s London, it is no longer a significant factor in the British market today. However, porters are increasingly popular in today’s US market and often display the influence of hops in richer craft-brewed examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s London Porter, Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter, Meantime London Porter and Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Ale.