Eel River Brewing Company, Scotia, CA
The Eel River Porter is a very dark brown color. It has a sweet chocolate smell – like Hershey’s Special Dark. It tastes very sweet, but not cloying. It has a bit of a coffee taste on the back end. This reminds Father Jack of Hershey’s syrup. Doc Sportello is just inexperienced with chocolate beers and so far, not a fan. Large Marge likes Eel River. It’s one of the first craft brews she tried and liked. And yes, it’s organic. The Porter may need a bit more bitterness to balance out the sweetness though. Doc thinks it just tastes like a dark chocolate beer, but he’s not a fan and it’s just too sweet for him.
Would we have this again? No.