Brewer: Ithaca Craft: Embrr ABV: 6.6%
Brrrr! It’s cold outside! Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Embrr is a rye porter. Intriguing. A porter with rye. Huh?!
The roasty aroma of malted barley that wafts up from my glass reminds me of how I feel when I have a good cup of coffee. Comfort. I hope that this tastes as good as it smells.
I won’t make you wait too long.
Still waiting? Ok. This craft is smooth, with notes of roasted barley, chocolate, and caramel. Those are some of the characters that I look for in a good porter. But then something happens that you don’t always find. The rye.
Since this craft is a rye porter, I was curious as to how that rye was going to fit in. Well, it adds a depth to this porter that you think isn’t going to work, but it does. That bitter bite you get when you drink a beer made with rye. Awesome. It’s roasty. It’s sweet. It’s bitter. Comfort.
This craft is what you choose when you’re looking for something to have with a dessert that is rich and filled with dark chocolate of some sort. Or, just have it because it is rich and dark and bittersweet on its own. Enjoy!