Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sweetwater Exodus Porter


Sweetwater Exodus Porter

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Atlanta, Georgia USA

American Porter

5.90% ABV





Commercial Description:
This is a classic American Porter, poured on tap it has a good head that stays and leaves a nice lace. It is defined by its chocolate malt, medium body, and smooth mouthfeel. Balanced by the Golding and Columbus hops on the finish is a hint of bitterness. Don’t be afraid of the dark.

Medals: 2003 Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival; 2002 Gold Medal - World Beer Cup; 2002 Gold Medal - Great American Beer Festival; 2000 Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival; Originally crafted as the symposium beer for the 1998 National Craft-Brewers Conference

Malt: 2 Row, Munich, 13-17 Crystal, 70-80 Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Centenial, Golding
(RateBeer.com)

General Pricing:
12 oz bottles: ~$9.00 6 pack

Background:
On a business trip in Atlanta GA and figured I would check out some local brews. This will be my first hotel room beer review. Sorry about the cell phone pics I forgot to bring a real camera.

Review:
The beer pours a dark brown almost completely opaque with just a hint of ruby hues peeking through the bottom of the glass.

The nose is nice with sweet caramel malt aromas with toasted notes of coffee and chocolate. There is also an interesting underlining sweetness in the background.

What a nice first sip, this is an excellent porter, smooth and rich but light enough to be refreshing and easy drinking. Great flavors!

This great experience starts out with some nice dark malt sweetness up front followed by a very smooth but also refreshing mouthfeel as this porter rolls over the tongue in the middle of the sip. The back-end is fairly easy drinking for such a dark beer. The finish is nice with dark roasted malt flavors and notes of chocolate and toffee. There is also a nice earthiness on the finish. The final aftertaste is of these lingering malt flavors.

What a nice Porter; I am really enjoying this experience.

A | Sweetwater Exodus is an excellent American Porter that is as rich as it is refreshing with a perfect blend of dark roasted malts that lead into a smooth mouthfeel and ends in an exquisite finish of roasted malt flavors with notes of chocolate and toffee. What a nice little Porter!

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