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. 🙂
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. 🙂
And thanks to Larry Hehn for the name idea!