|Yes, traditional porters infused with coffee are expectantly robust. Salto de Cafe a new brew from Papa Marce's Cervezeria in San Diego's North County, has everything you expect from a porter but only this one goes down with an earthy easiness.|
West Coaster Senior Editor Brandon Hernandez: The majority of coffee beers tend to be rather bold. It makes sense. Many java fans seek out big flavors and bright nuances from their responsibly-sourced, exotic bean-infusions. I enjoy both coffee and coffee beers, but find that the bigger, higher-alcohol versions of the latter tend to be a bit much for my palate, especially where acidity is concerned. So when I came across Salto de Café, an easy-drinking porter from Papa Marce’s Cervezeria that’s infused with Costa Rica-sourced beans from a North County roaster, I was pleased…and pleasantly caffeinated. It’s smooth with medium body and octane (5.4% alcohol-by-volume) and enough coffee to add the trademark, earthy roastiness coffee-beer fans seek without overshadowing the inherent cocoa-like notes of the English porter style.
|Carlsbad's Leap Coffee partners with Papa Marce's Cervezeria |
to create Salto de Cafe, a bold coffee porter that's
smooth with medium body and octane.