Shiga Kogen Porter



While not enjoying the samplers at Popeye Beer Club, I took in a full pint of the Shiga Kogen Porter. Traditionally a maker of sake, Shiga Kogen has dipped its creativity into craft beer and has done... alright. This is an incredibly drinkable porter with a nice roasted barley smell, with flavors of chocolate and pale malt coming through relatively well. But... it's amazingly under-carbonated and has an damn near watery mouthfeel, which combines with the lack of complexity in the flavors quite poorly. Whether it's for good or bad this taste hangs around for a quite a while. I've had far worse beers than this, and I wouldn't turn one down, but I'm not going out of my way to get it again.

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