I am pretty sure that Narragansett Brewing Company is working on a collaboration beer with every business based in the state of Rhode Island. It is a really cool way to connect with some of the local businesses, especially considering how iconic the Narragansett name is in the state. First they released Del’s Shandy in collaboration with the famous frozen lemonade stand, then Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout. The most recent beer in the series is Allie’s Donuts Double Chocolate Porter. Allie’s Donuts has been a Rhode Island institution since 1968 serving old fashioned fresh donuts in a variety of flavors. For the collaboration Narragansett took their standard porter and added chocolate malt, cocoa nibs and vanilla. Narragansett Allie’s Donuts Double Chocolate Porter is available in the fall and early winter on draft and in 16 oz. tallboy cans.
Narragansett Allie’s Donuts Double Chocolate Porter pours midnight black with a solid but quickly dissipating tan head. The scent is mostly chocolate and roasted malt. The beer is malt forward, notes of chocolate, caramel, honey and licorice. The cocoa and vanilla are definitely present, the vanilla is subtle but the chocolate flavor is strong. There are minimal hops, very low bitterness and almost no hop flavor. The beer is medium bodied and not too boozy at 5.5% ABV. The finish has some lingering cocoa and sweetness. Narragansett Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter is a solid beer, but a little on the sweet side for me, I personally prefer my porters a little more balanced. If you like malt forward dark beers with big chocolate flavor you should give this a shot. Hoppy Boston score 3.75/5.
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