Mini-Mash kit: Good and well balanced. If you have no idea what a porter is or ever wondered what a general, porter tastes like, then this recipe is for you. This is a basic, no frills porter...which leads into a perfect base for experimenting with other flavors and additions (coffee, chocolate, fruit extracts, etc). At first you taste an unsweetened chocolate taste, then turns a little sweet. The finish is dry, and leaves you wanting to drink another (it's a good thing). Quite smooth, not velvety nor harsh. Definitely not the first beer you want drink after working in the yard on a hot summer day (at least I don't). Well suited for those cool days. Will be ordering again and probably going to modify the recipe by adding coffee next time.
Reviewed by: Old Site Reviewer from United States.