Beer Review: SANTAN SEX PANTHER DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PORTER

Beer Review: SANTAN SEX PANTHER DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PORTER

Publisher: DAN Beer Reviews
Genre: Porter
Print Length: Not specified
ISBN: 0 (Not available)

SanTan Brewing’s Sex Panther Double Chocolate Porter boasts an enticing promise of late Winter indulgence. Brewed with Colonial Rosewood Cocoa and hefty amounts of Chocolate malt, this beer attempts to seduce the taste buds with a rich chocolaty profile complemented by truffle and molasses undertones. Summit hops step in to balance the sweetness, while White Wheat contributes to a creamy head, creating a supposedly perfect companion for smoked meats and sweet treats. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV, this dark-as-chocolate brew invites enthusiasts to savor its unique flavor profile.

Deep Dive into Darkness

Appearance:
Pouring the deepest of browns, Sex Panther presents itself with a thick tan ring encircling the glass. The visual allure sets high expectations for a robust taste experience.

Aroma:
The fragrance reveals a symphony of roasted malt, medium roast coffee beans, and a hint of vanilla. The initial olfactory impressions set the stage for a potentially complex palate.

Taste:
Delving into the flavor, roasted malt takes center stage, accompanied by a subtle acidic twang. Dark chocolate and black coffee notes intertwine, leading to a spicy finish with a lingering roasty bitter sweetness. The promise of a double chocolaty experience falls slightly short of expectations.

Mouthfeel:
With a medium-bodied profile and lively carbonation, the beer manages to strike a balance in terms of texture. The mouthfeel contributes to the overall drinkability of the porter.

Verdict: A Tempting Sip, But Not Quite Double Chocolaty

In the realm of porters, SanTan Brewing’s Sex Panther proves itself as a very drinkable and flavorful option. However, the claim of being “double chocolaty” seems to be a tad ambitious. While the beer successfully delivers on the roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee notes, it leaves the discerning palate wishing for a bit more gravity to fulfill the promise of an indulgent chocolate experience. Despite this, Sex Panther remains a tasty choice for those seeking a nuanced and enjoyable porter.