Beer Of The Week: Former Future Salted Caramel Porter

Former FutureI was a little worried when I stopped by Former Future and there were only four beers on tap. Not sure whether that’s a reflection on their limited production capacity, popularity of their beers, or some combination thereof. At any rate, I was very happy to see the old standby Salted Caramel Porter. The color was dark and the first taste brought out deep roasty flavors and even some subtle coffee notes. The beer was thick and syrupy and as I continued drinking the caramel kicked in and blended with the malt flavors. I didn’t really get much salt in there but perhaps it’s the mark of a good beer that it subtly contributed in the background without having to get in your face. The only disappointment was the slight bitter aftertaste, but certainly not a deal-breaker.