Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Nearly black. Creamy and strong roasted coffee flavors. Slight acidity in the body and tastes of burnt sugar as it dissipates. Has enough body to hold up to the roasted flavors, which isn't true for all porters/stouts. Still light enough to be drinkable. Solid.
The beer mostly overpowers this one. Less of a soiree and more of a depressing New Year's Eve party.
Soiree Manchego (6 months)
Subtle grassier flavors and a slight piquancy. Not very strong (hoping for more pizzazz) but good semi-firm texture.