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Thursday, December 1, 2011

12/1/11 Troegs Dead Reckoning Porter

So tonight I decided to sit down with some fine vegan fare along with a Troegs Dead Reckoning Porter available at Brewer's Outlet in Pottsville. I made a black bean burrito which went excellent with the porter and I'll put the recipe at the end. I only had it in the freezer for a short time and it came out at a nice 41.6 degrees. The head was large at 3" and was dark brown and foamy. The head lacing was excellent and it dissipated slowly with soft carbonation. The body dark with a black color. It had a citrus aroma and a molasses taste with a moderate flavor and a touch of bitterness. The finish length was average with a creamy feeling in my mouth. The tongue hit was towards the back and the body lacing was excellent. Overall I would consider it a solid beer and rate it a B+.

Recipe for black bean burrito

1 white onion diced
1 green pepper diced
1 jalapeno diced
1 can black beans
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp evoo
1 pack jasmine rice

cook rice to package instructions cook onion, peppers, and evoo over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, add everything but rice cook another 4-6 minutes then add rice cook another 2 minutes

Information from Troegs website

Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter

Alcohol by Volume: 5.8%
Hop Bitterness (IBU's): 53
Color (SRM): Brown to Black
Availability: Seasonal
Malts: Pilsner, Caramel, Roast, Black
Hops: Vanguard, Chinook
Yeast: Unfiltered Ale

Seasonal Release (August - October)

In the 14th Century, Sailors would rely on sheer skill to get from a starting point to a final destination.  They called this Dead Reckoning.  We see our beer the same way.  We know where to begin and know where to go, but there are hundreds of ways to get there.


Dead Reckoning is unfiltered and weighs in at 5.8% abv and 53 IBU’s. It features Pilsner, Caramel, Chocolate and Roasted malts along with Chinook and Vanguard hops. “The outstanding taste and flavor of Dead Reckoning originates in the chocolate and roasted malts,” says John Trogner. “There is a nice hoppiness in the front of the beer, followed with a rich, smooth cocoa mouth feel.”


Roasted or smoked food; barbecue, sausages, roasted meat and blackened fish
Serving Suggestions:
Temp: 50-55° F     Glassware:  Pint Glass

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