Sunday, July 22, 2007

Coffee Porter is Delicious

OK, so I'm going to toot my own horn, but I have to say that the coffee porter finally is carbonated well and damn if it doesn't taste fine. It the best beer I've brewed to date, and I will definitely make this again. It should get even better in the coming months.

In the meantime, I think the next batch is going to be an all-grain saison. I brought back some culinary lavender from Washington state and might throw in a teaspoon or so.


Sean said...

This sounds great, and is the next beer I'm going to try as well.

Do you think there will be any taste issues with leaving the beer/coffee mix in the keg for a couple of months?

Nate said...

I haven't tried kegging yet, so storage issues on the front aren't my specialty. I can't imagine there would be an issue. It's not a huge ABV beer, so long-time storage probably isn't good, but a couple of months would most likely be OK.

I added the coffee to secondary after about 10 days, then left it there for another 10 before bottling. Worked well. Cracked another bottle tonight for a small tasting and it was all I could do to keep from gulping this stuff down. One guest, who doesn't drink a lot of caffeine, actually had a reaction to it for the strength of the coffee in there. Pretty wild.