Mo Joe revisited – a coffee porter 2 years later

Pitman Brewing Mo Joe Porter

A couple years ago, I bottled a coffee stout I called Mo Joe Porter. (The name came from a fun beer naming competition.)

I am now finishing up the last bottles. And it’s much better with a couple years of aging. Right after it was bottled, it tasted a bit odd, the coffee was so pronounced it was confusing. Was it a porter that tasted like coffee? Or an iced coffee with an alcoholic content.

Now it’s all mellowed. Rather than two competing tastes, it’s just s nice coffee porter. And the molasses notes linger pleasantly.

So often in life, good things come to those who wait. ๐Ÿ™‚

Irish Red Ale II: O’Darn Irish Red

O'Darn Irish Red Ale
O’Darn Irish Ale is my latest brew. This summer I brewed F.M.A., a really good Irish Red Ale.

Over the course of the summer, I developed a real liking for hops. So I decided to add some more hops to the next batch I brewed.


It’s still a good ale, it has a great finish. But it’s a bit tart at the start.

Won’t be doing that to this great Irish red again!

But I have a bit to work through before I have to worry about that. ๐Ÿ™‚

And thanks to Larry Hehn for the name idea!