Review: Dead Armadillo Inland Porter

I’ve lived in Oklahoma pretty much all of my life, and I have to say, it’s not a bad place to be. We’ve got the claim to some real national treasures including Reba McEntire, Shannon Miller, Brat Pitt, Chris Gains, and of course, Hanson. Those kids that sang “MMMBop” all those years ago are now all grown up and are making beer! They released ‘Mmmhops‘ a little while back and I have to say, I liked it. Anyways, they recently teamed up with the guys over at Dead Armadillo and whipped up a batch of porter which hit shelves this week. Let’s see how it tastes!

Company: Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing and Hanson Brothers Beer Company

Location: Tulsa, OK.


Style/Description: Porter

Price: $8 (750 ml bottle)

Appearance: Pours a deep ruby-tinted caramel with a light, bright tan head.

Nose: Subtle with light roasty notes and milk chocolate.

Taste: Medium thin mouthfeel that is very malt forward with roasty coffee and caramel. Not super complex, but at the same time, it’s kind of refreshing.

Finish: The simplicity continues to the finish with slightly bitter dark chocolate, caramel maltiness, and oily coffee.

Overall: Honestly, this one doesn’t blow my skirt up, but I can’t find anything negative to say about it either. It’s clean, simple, bright, and straight forward. A nice representation of the style that isn’t trying to do anything crazy. Honestly it’s kind of nice to sip on a good, classic brew every once and a while, and this one nails it.

Rating: 3.5/5

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