C Porter is an American Porter that’s brewed by LauderAle, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a nonic pint glass from a 12 oz. can.
What You Need to Know
This award-winning brew from LauderAle is made with a blend of sweet coconut, milk chocolate, and a mild coffee roast. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
The C Porter pours a clear mahogany hue that shows ruby highlights at the edges. The ale is topped by a thick cap of dense tan-colored foam that shows excellent retention. A thin ring rounds the glass and a few droplets clutch its sides.
The aroma strongly wafts a sweet scent of coconut and chocolate that’s backed by a hint of coffee.
The tasting is led gently by a neutral blend of coffee flavor and bready malt. Mildly bitter coffee roast punches the top end and then the palate bottoms out with a sweet mix of coconut, vanilla, and chocolate.
Its feel is relatively smooth on the draw and picks up a light grain on the back end. It’s almost creamy through the middle with a body that’s a shade over medium and moderate carbonation.
The C Porter looks great in the glass and its aroma is enticing. The brew feels luscious and that palate is so delicious while balancing its sweet and roast flavors beautifully. The C Porter receives high marks all around and its Gold Medal win at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival is well deserved.