Until I stumbled upon this beer at a store in Buffalo, I'd never heard of Custom BrewCrafters. They are a small operation out of Honeoye Falls, NY, near Rochester. From the best I can tell, they focus on distributing to restaurants and their beers are only available in Western and Central NY.
Double Dark Cream Porter is part of CB's regular selection.
Double Dark pours a completely opaque, brown-black color. It has a very frothy tan head, which leaves heavy lacing.
It has a sweet, syrupy and robust aroma. Roasted malts, caramelized sugar and soft cocoa scents prevail.
Taste & Feel
Starts off sweet and robust. Medium bodied, with a tingly mouthfeel right from the start . It has a deep, roasted flavor reminiscent of espresso and dark chocolate. A crisp, tart, apple flavor and earthy hops appear just before a dry finish.
This is a good brew, although somewhat misleading. With a name like Cream Porter, I was expecting something with a softer body, but I really can't complain. Still, it's a solid beer with a pleasing taste and the kind of heartiness that welcomes a good steak.
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