Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Beer Review: Scuttlebutt Porter

Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. 
Everett, WA.
22 ounce bottle
Pint glass
5.5% ABV

Appearance/Color:  pours a very dark brown edged by deep ruby hues. Head is thin, about a quarter inch thick, but keeps a nice satin-like layer on top and a light lacing around the inside of the glass. Carbonation is low-moderate.

Aroma:  notes of chocolate make up the profile with hints of a dry breadiness, some toffee, and a tad roasty. There is also a faint hint of smokiness and perhaps molasses. Little to no hop aroma, at least I cannot pick any up, but chocolate malt is definitely present.

Taste/Mouthfeel:  I mentioned that the aroma carried a slight smokiness to it, but it is more evident in the taste. It's not overpowering, but it is there and I only say that because I don't think this beer is brewed with any smoked malts. Once again though, chocolate makes up the profile along with a low, but pleasant roast character. It has kind of a rugged character at first as it hits my palate along with a mild peppery feel. A bready character backs up the chocolate malt with very slight hints of toffee and molasses. It finishes moderately dry with a nutty, satin-like smoothness. Very tasty and delicious. Cheers!


  1. Saw this one at the store the other day but was reluctant to try it and instead went for the Hop Head IPA by Tree Brewing Company.

    I'll be sure to give this one a try.

  2. Tree Brewing Company, I will definitely have to look them up!