Recently we did a walk-through and tasting with Toronto Distillery Co. The article is coming soon but while we were there we absolutely HAD to stop by Junction Craft Brewing and have a flight. You see, Junction Craft Brewing is unit 101, Toronto Distillery Co is unit 100, they literally share a wall.
During this flight (of beer) two things happened: first, I met a group of friendly people doing beer tasting across the city as a birthday event and second, I had my first ever sip of ‘Hey Porter!’ by Junction Craft Brewing.
I should mention ahead of time that I got a bottle opener from Junction, hopefully this doesn’t influence my review in any way.
Without further ado:
Appearance: Dark brown to black. Very Opaque.
Aroma: Pure chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Very sweet with a little bit of nuttiness. Caramel stands out.
Taste: Strong taste of caramel and chocolate. Much less vanilla than the smell. Hint of cherry after a few sips. Mouthfeel is very smooth, like silk.
Aftertaste: Very little but a lingering sweetness.
Overall: Very nice dark porter for the winter. Best on it’s own without any other flavours to compete with.