Brew Review – Traveler’s Porter by Gulf Stream Brewing

“Beer that’s dark.”

Florida gets so much flack for overtreating their porters and stouts that it’s funny to see a brewery like Fort Lauderdale’s Gulf Stream Brewing taking an almost unapologetic note when describing a beer as simple and unfussied as Traveler’s Porter, (Porter, 7% ABV).

The first line in this artice is the first line of their description. And that’s it. That’s all you really need.

There’s no malt on Earth that’s going to give you the flavor of chocolate chip cookie dough and Serrano peppers. Sometimes you just want your porter to be a porter and that’s all it needs to be and that’s good enough.

And this is a beer that is good enough. Actually it’s a lot better than good enough. It’s fantastic and it shines on its own without the craziness.

It pours a very deep brown, with a nice light caramel looking head and the most wonderful toasted bread and coffee notes ever. It’s a beer that is unfussy, unhurried, and a wonderfully delicious to experience.

If that is your thing, you’re going to have a great time. If you’re looking for something that is big and fluffy with whipped cream on top, you are more than welcome to your desires, and you are more than happy to travel someplace else to get them.

Drink Florida Craft,


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