Good Nature Brewing (Hamilton, NY) has a new line of beers named Funk n’ Barrels. Their first effort in this line, ACT 1, a bourbon coffee porter, is one of the most delectable brews we can covered so far in 2016.
ACT 1 Has a thicker mouth feel than many porters, allowing the slight bitterness contributed by the coffee (sourced from Peaks Coffee Company in Cazenovia, NY) along with the sharpness of the bourbon barrel aging (Good Nature chose 4 Roses barrels) a proper palette upon which to shine. Hints of maple, vanilla, and amaretto are all immediately present. To counter some of the sweeter elements that are presented here, there is a considerable bitter side that shines through.
The Bourbon Coffee Porter is an eminently drinkable beer, and is a porter that goes down incredibly easy . The alcohol content of the beer is perfect to provide something strong that never once dwarfs the more delicate flavors that are presented. Each sip of ACT 1 is different than the others, yielding something that will have imbibers are eagerly drinking the effort as they were when they initially opened the bottle. The flavors are able to remain coherent and strong, even as Act 1 continues to reach room temperature. Well-balanced and without a weakness, Act 1 is one of those efforts that should be sought out; a depth of flavors, an easy drinkability, and something for anyone no matter whether they like porters, stouts, barleywines, or IPAs, makes this without fault.
For additional information concerning the full array of Good Nature beers, visit their domain. The brewery’s social media efforts are a great place to find the latest in new products and events that are being held. Good Nature’s Act 2 will be released to the public sometime in the later summer/early fall.