St. Paul Porter Extract Beer Recipe Kit
An assertive black ale dominated by roast-coffee and chocolate character and hop bitterness.
NB's hometown gives its name to our robust porter kit - an assertive black ale dominated by roast-coffee and chocolate character and hop bitterness. Toffee-like maltiness and citrusy hop flavor are in there as well, with a medium-full body and lingering roast malt/hop bitterness before a bittersweet finish.
We like spiking barbecue sauce with a splash of this porter; it's also great with strong cheese like sharp cheddar or Stilton.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Brewed the extract porter and love it. It's just as good as any commercial option I can regularly get in CO. Will brew again.
The porter is complex, but my overall impression is like taking a sip of black coffee. The initial bitterness resolves after a few sips and after that pure enjoyment.
I've brewed this kit multiple times and it's a favorite for October / November transition to my heavier brews. Smooth and satisfying.
I skipped the secondary fermentation - went 10 days primary and then straight to bottling. Awesome flavor, starts with a prominent coffee flavor with a subtle chocolate background, and finishes with a nice lingering roasted bitterness. Great porter.
My wife and I are Porter fans, so this was my first excursion into creating a good Porter. We have not been disappointed. Primary fermentation was about 2 weeks, secondary was a full 4 weeks and after I bottled, I gave it 3 weeks to condition. The head was really great when I poured; very thick and the dark chocolate look you want with a Porter. Once it settled down, it tasted wonderful! This is a great way to go down that road; up next is the Bourbon Barrel Porter, which will have it's opening in about 4-5 weeks.