Note: This is a series I call Caveman Beer Reviews, because I like to drink beer but am a caveman when it comes to beer knowledge. I know only the basics, and do not have a refined palate. I’ll review the beers on price and what they look, smell, and taste like to me.
Beer: Wynwood Brewing Pop’s Porter Robust Porter
Bottom Line: A relatively strong-tasting, dark, malty beer. I liked it a lot. Very expensive, though.
Price: About $9.99 for a 6-pack of 12 ounce bottles.
My Rating: 4 out of 5
This one being from my home city of Miami, I had lots of hope and lofty expectations. I was also giddy because it’s really dark, which is my kind of beer. It’s made locally in Miami; I’m not sure if it’s yet available elsewhere.
Origin: Miami, Florida
Looks: A dark glass standard beer bottle with simple brown labeling. The beer itself is a dark brown color (almost black).
Smell: Strong malt smell with hints of chocolate and coffee.
Taste: The Pop’s Porter is a very gaseous brew with a strong-ish malt taste and notes of chocolate and coffee. I found that it was well-balanced and pleasing to drink.
It’s got a medium-intensity bitterness that lingers on the sides and roof of the mouth for quite some time, but not in an unsavory way. Also, I found it to be somewhat light, and refreshing and easy to drink. It’s not thick.
Overall, I really liked it. If I had a say, I would make it a wee bit bolder, but it’s still very good.
Hangover Factor: Nothing unusual. I’m a male in reasonably good health born in 1983.
This is a very good dark beer that I highly enjoyed. However, I found it quite expensive. Drink it for the taste, but not for the price.