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As soon as I saw these cans posted by my local bottle shop I knew I had to review it.  I don’t often find brews that cross over into my love of books, so I am going to jump at them every chance I get.

Beer Name: Leather Bound Books

Brewery: Mayflower Brewing Company (Plymouth, MA)

Style: Baltic Porter

ABV: 8.0%

Description: There’s not much info to be had on this one, but I did find some details here.  It’s listed as a full bodied Baltic porter kept smooth by lager yeast and a long conditioning period.

Appearance: Dark cola-brown with reddish hints on the pour that transitioned to looking more or less black in the glass.  Wisps of off-white coating laced the top.

Smell: Notes of leather and dark malts.

Taste: It had a looming leather and tobacco-like presence presence throughout with notes of light roasted malts and toffee mixed in a various points along the way.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body with low carbonation.

Hype: At this point I am well aware the dangers of buying a beer on name along, but I’m always up for trying something from the folks at Mayflower.  They somehow fly under the radar locally despite consistently putting out some amazing brews.

Overall: I have to say the taste, in good way, very much delivered upon the name.  I enjoyed this brew even though it’s definitely a bit different than most of the beers I tend to gravitate towards.  An interesting evening sipper, try this out if you’re in the mood for something a bit different.