In this week’s installment, I taste Texas Porter from Lakewood BrewingA can of Texas Porter, from Lakewood Brewing, is next to a pint glass filled with a Dark beer with a thick cream head floating on top. Company. I discovered this beer by googling craft beers from DFW.  I learned I had not tried any of their beers so I set out to find one. 

The Pour

This Porter pours a dark brown.  I poured from a 12ounce can into a pint glass.  The color is like that of a dark cola like RC cola or a root beer.  A one-finger dark brown creamy head formed on top but dissipated quickly.  The aromas of roasted coffee and chocolate hit the nose first.  After this roasted malt comes forward.

The Taste of Texas Porter

This beer starts off with the taste of a chocolate coffee.  As you move through the beer, the flavors of black Pepper, All Spice, and Star of Anise finish off the taste.  The mouthfeel of Texas Porter is smooth and thick.  

Brewers Description of Texas Porter

“Welcome to Proter country. We have cooked up a unique blend of malts from the heart of Texas that makes this beer roasty and complex, but still easy going. That’s real; deal Texas Porter.”

The Brewery

Lakewood Brewing Company is a family-owned, independent craft brewery Seriously Fun Beer. Lakewood exploded onto the Dallas brewing scene in 2012 and became famous for its Temptress Imperial Milk Stout. This stout now even comes in a peanut butter cup flavor. The diverse beer portfolio includes year-round, seasonal, and limited barrel-aged and sour beers. 

Opinion 

This is a very good Porter style.  It has all of the roasted malt and spice character that we expect from a porter. I recommend pairing Texas Porter with hearty foods like a good thick Mac and Cheese, Smoked Brisket, or Texas-style Kolaches.  

By the Numbers

ABV 5.46%

IBU Not Available 

Available on draft or in a six-pack of 12oz cans.

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