Diamond Bear “Paradise Porter”
I am reviewing this particular porter mostly because its brewed here where I live in Little Rock, Arkansas. The aroma hints at vanilla with a pleasant grainy bread character over chocolate. The palate slides in smooth with chocolate malt and a dash of cocoa over lightly burnt toast. Hops bring in a particularly orange citric flavor and a mild bitterness. It’s medium-light in body and easily sessionable. The emphasis on a dark, almost smoked roast is more of a stout approach. It isn’t a disappointment, but it fails to impress me.
Little Rock, Arkansas