Skip to content

Port Jeff Porter

September 3, 2014

Port Jeff Brewing is steadily growing and that is something I am happy to see. Started in 2011 by a Port Jeff native, they’ve definitely been a welcome part to Long Island’s steadily growing craft beer scene and I see them sneaking into New York City more and more. Most of the beers I’ve had from them were bigger brews so it’s always nice to get to sit down with something straightforward like a porter.

Their porter pours a dark black color with a brown head that dissipated very quickly, leaving only a thin mocha rim at the edge of the glass. There’s not much of a scent to the beer, but you should be able to get a dark chocolate scent from it. Like any good porter, Port Jeff’s has a more middling body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel that’s easier to drink than its stout cousins and creamier than most brown ales or dark lagers.

As can be expected, roasted malt forms the core of the flavor with dark chocolate and coffee being the most predominant tastes. However, what I did like about the Port Jeff Porter was that it had a distinct smokiness to it. Not strong enough to make it a true smoked porter but enough to give it a little character beyond other porters. It ends with a bitter dark chocolate finish that doesn’t linger for long.

There’s not much to say about the Port Jeff Porter, it’s not mind blowing but it’s definitely something worth drinking especially when the weather turns colder.


From → Beer

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: