Monday, January 25, 2010
Day 25 Drink: Long Trail Imperial Porter
Long Trail Brewing is located in Bridgewater Corners, Vt. The brewery, founded in 1989, is recognized for its environmental stewardship, having received the Vermont Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. The brewery makes a number of different styles, primarily traditional English and German ales.
The brewery is named for Vermont's famed "Long Trail," a 272-mile hiking path that runs the length of the state. The brewery's brands are distributed primarily in New England.
Long Trail Imperial Porter on draught pours with a thick chunky tan head and a rich malty aroma. The brew is 8.3 percent alcohol by volume and is a blend of six malts and four hops. The flavor starts with caramelized malt and hints of dark chocolate with a smooth, dry roasted base.