Next up, Simple Malt’s Double Porter. I think this beer is from Quebec. The label has a bunch of French words, and two English words: Strong Beer. Works for me.
It pours a not-quite-black dark brown, with auburn highlights. It has a nice tan head that leaves a little lacing. It smells like chocolate and smokey smoked smokey bacon…hopefully that explains why our female dog is trying to hump my leg.
This beer tastes like 3 days of sitting by a fire, eating bacon, and drinking nothing but beer and scotch, also known as: camping. No wonder the Haybag keeps telling the beer that it needs to shower.
It’s interesting. You can’t argue with the flavor of malt, smoked bacon, scotch, and chocolate. All at once…why not? Also, even though the flavors are heavy-handed, the mouthfeel is not. This stuff may be growing on me.
The Haybag: What the hell?! The dog is trying to French-kiss me. I’m not feelin’ this beer. But, hey, I’m a vegetarian.