Day 26 of 31 – Chocolate Porter

 Today I cracked open my first bottle from CraftBeerClub.com Christmas present, Chocolate Porter from @riverhorsebrewing in Ewing, NJ. This tasty treat is a brewed with dark roasted malts, Madagascar Vanilla beans and a pound of chocolate per barrel . The result is a 6.5% ABV decadent brew with plenty of chocolate taste and notes of vanilla to accentuate the flavor rather nicely.
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Many know that the ancient Egyptians are the first to have brewed beer 🙏. However, did you know that their Beer God was represented in their hieroglyphics as a hippo? It represented sustenance and fertility. Sustenance because it was a date flavored malt bomb and fertility, well… 🦛 The name hippopotamus is a Greek word that literally translates to English as ‘river horse’.  So this brewery’s name celebrates a bit of brewing history.
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For the month of December I am going to try a different beer every day! Here’s the list so far:
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1. Sabotage #3 (DIPA) by Round Guys Brewing Company  3.8/5.0
2. Organik Amplitude  (NE Pale Ale) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.3/5.0
3. Eutony (DIPA) by Hidden River Brewing Co  3.5/5.0
4. Sartorial Absence  (DNEIPA) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.5/5.0
5. Dorsia (Belgian Triple) by Stitch House Brewery 3.7/5.0
6. Winter Reserve Coffee Stout (2020) by 2SP Brewing  4.2/5.0
7. Sour Monkey (sour) by Victory Brewing  3.8/5.0
8. Stormy Escapes (Imperial Stout) by Triple Bottom Brewing  4.5/5.0
9. Nocturnal Indiscretion; Midnight Snacks – Vanilla (Stout – Other) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.4/5.0
10. Moselle (lager – pale) by Allagash Brewing Company  4.0/5.0
11. Snitchez Get Stitchz (DIPA) by Stitch House Brewery  4.1/5.0
12. Rail Car One (DIPA) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.9/5.0
13. Philly Special IPA (NEIPA) by Iron HIll Brewery  4.0/5.0
14. Gravitational Confection: Pumpkin Pie (2020)  (Belgian Quadrupel) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.5/5.0
15. Winter Warmer by Iron Hill Brewery  3.8/5.0
16. Halle and Oats (American Pale Ale) by Calvert Brewing Company  3.6/5.0
17. Reindeer’s Revenge (Belgian Triple) by Iron HIll Brewery  4.0/5.0
18. Mad Elf (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)  by Tröegs Independent Brewing  4.6/5.0
19. Game Day IPA (American IPA) by Locust Lane Craft Brewery  4.0/5.0
20. Up, Up, & Away (DNEIPA) by 2SP Brewing  4.1/5.0
21. Path of the Sun (Cocoa) (Imperial Stout) by Revelation Craft Brewing Company 4.4/5.0
22. Amorphous Solstice (DNEIPA) by Locust Lane Craft Brewery  3.8/5.0
24. Unknown Legend (Golden Ale) collaboration by 2SP Brewing and Love City Brewing  3.8/5.0
25. Yippee-Ki-PA (IPA) by Baerlic Brewing Company  4.5/5.0
26. Chocolate Porter by River Horse Brewing Co. 4.1/5.0
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