Year of New Beer: Frank Sumatra, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 05/10/2020

I didn't get to try this one on its first go-round in the taproom back in February, so I was glad to see it make it into cans this week. Robust nose that features plenty of roasted coffee bean and a nicely balanced cinnamon. The vanilla is subtle, but does pick up a bit as it warms. Coffee leads in the flavor department as well. Rich with hints of chocolate and toast. Blends really well with the cinnamon note that comes on strong in the middle. At this point, the vanilla that was nearly an afterthought in the aroma ups its game considerably, serving to smooth out any coffee bitterness, instead offering hints of sweetness. The coffee/cinnamon/vanilla trio lingers harmoniously through the finish. This is a really nice coffee porter.