Saturday, February 21, 2015
Beer Friday. Fernie Brewing, Sap Sucker Maple Porter
We the management, staff, and interns apologize for the long delay in beer reviews. The bike rides have been getting in the way. That right there trumps beer reviews, maybe we will do a combined ride and review which was attempted back in Two Thousand and Eleven. No beer was consumed on the ride as I think that is kind of goofy. If you stop for beers mid ride I won't judge. I don't want to wake up on the side of the trail in my underwear is all...
We return on another Saturday night beer review. A day where a ride was cancelled all due to newfound family commitments. Things have been on the up and up in the last week so we are celebrating with Fernie Brewing Companies Sap Sucker Maple Port. A name that evokes wondrous orgasmic beer tasting possibilities. I have had other beers on here before with incredible potential and have fallen flat on their faces. Here is hoping (for Fernie Brewery's sake) this one is a winner.
With the beer review staff gathered, a nervous hushed feeling came over the beer review family prior to the pour, except for the sound of cameras and flash bulbs going off.
The pour blew our fucking minds.
A dark porter entered our lucky glass in an awe inspiring fashion. Tears were shed throughout the room. It was topped off with a very proud looking two and a half fingered head. Words cannot describe how awesome this one looked. The picture can tell somewhat of a story.
A smell of coffee, maple and dark roasted hops filled my nose. The first taste was quite incredible. How will this one fair once at the bottom of the glass? While downing this one all the rich dark flavours of a dark porter are quite evident. Roasted malt, maple (duh) and coffee round out the taste. Watching the lacing chase down the goodness on the inside of the glass I almost passed out at the sheer awesome that was happening. This beer is a definite winner. All time Lonebiker beer review winner? Not quite yet, but at the top for sure.
Go on now Ladies and Gents. Drive to the store and find some now. If the store doesn't carry this swear loudly. Make a scene and leave. Cause that's what we do in Alberta.
This beer gets 4.5 suds out of 5