Diamond Beer Brewing Company - Paradise Porter

Diamond Beer Brewing Company - Paradise Porter

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

6.50%

Diamond Beer Brewing Company - Paradise Porter

  • Alcohol by Volume: 6.50%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 49
  • Serving Temperature: 47-55° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass or Mug
  • Malts: 2-Row Brewers Malt, Caramel, Chocolate, Black Patent
  • Hops: Amarillo, Glacier
This beer pours a deep cola color with garnet highlights when held to the light. Expect a true to style nose that can is instantly recognizable as porter. You’ll find notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, some hop spiciness, black currants and something like black licorice rolled in coffee grounds. This beer tastes much like it smells, with all of the elements on the nose represented in the flavor, with perhaps the exception of the licorice notes which are nearly imperceptible on the palate, replaced with notes of plum. Porter has many “shades” within the style, with some degree of roastiness often present. In this example, the roasty notes are quite prominent, as are coffee notes, but the bitterness contributed by the coffee notes is relatively mild. That being said, it does finish quite bitter, a result of the confluence of bitter elements from the hops and acrid, black patent malt. Look for a final note in the finish that is spicy (from the hops) and roasty at the same time with a faint lager-like cleanliness coming through, with leafy, earthy, minerally hops in the finish. A world class example of the style. Paradise Porter is a Porter Paradise!
Housed in a former Studebaker dealership, this small Arkansas brewery is the only production brewery in the entire state! This place is a veritable goldmine from what was once known as “The Diamond State,” as the beers are remarkably good—there may not be many breweries in Arkansas, or a ton of places to get good local brew, but Diamond Bear B.C. has put the state on the map, making beer just as good as any other state in the union. And we have Germany, and Russ Melton, president and chief executive officer of Diamond Bear, to thank for that fact. Russ served in the military in Deutschland for four years, where he acquired a taste for fine beers (a familiar story in the annals of microbrewery founders). He and his wife, Sue Melton—both natives of Little Rock—came up with the concept of a local brewery in 1999 and, along with seven other owners, started production in the fall of 2000. The mission statement of the company is: “To provide the people of Arkansas and the surrounding region with their own local brewery, which produces great premium all natural beer products, which reflect favorably on Arkansas and the surrounding region.” Mission accomplished (really). For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours (which begin with 2 free beers!), call (501) 708-BREW or check out their web site at www.diamondbear.com.
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