The Brewery

The Lovely Heroine

Chocolate Porter



Original Release Date: 4/23/2016

Format:  1/6 bbl keg, 16 oz can

Availability: NC, (Can: Pub Only)

ABV: 5.0%

IBU: 20

SRM: 40+

Bitterness Ratio: 20:58 (0.345)


Grist: Maris Otter, Riverbend Heritage, Crystal 45L, Crystal 77L, Crystal 120L, Brown Malt, Carafa III, Flaked Barley, Golden Naked Oats, Roasted Barley


Hops:  Goldings


Other Additions: Cocoa Nibs



Brewer's Notes: One of the business partners of Mystery had a wedding in 2016, and asked if we could make a beer for it.  The answer: of course.


He LOVES porters. They are by far his favorite style, and he gave this directive: A caramelly porter, with little-to-no roasted bitterness, and no smokiness.  At the same time, we had to make something that was distinct enough from our core beer Jack Thorne, which is also a porter.  That's where the chocolate came in.


The recipe ended up being the most specialty grain heavy beer I have ever brewed as I tried to layer nuance on top of nuance.  The end result is lovely:  smooth, rich, delicious, with somewhat of a Hershey's syrup aftertaste.


A really outstanding beer for a really outstanding couple.  Congrats, Patrick and Tracy.


Pairs perfectly with wedding cake, good friends, and loving family.

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