Platform Beer Company Lawlessness Porter, a 6.25% ABV Porter
|Appearance||Deep, dark brown. Almost black. Thick, foamy tan head.|
|Aroma||Chocolate and toasted malts with subtle notes of nuts, coffee, and dark fruit. A hint of smoke.|
|Taste||Dark chocolate and roasty malts with subtle dark fruit, smoke, and coffee notes.|
|Mouthfeel||Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.|
This past December I visited Cleveland, Ohio, checking out several breweries in the city. Platform Beer Company left a lasting impression, and I am frequently seeking out Platform cans.
Platform Beer Company’s flagship location opened in 2014 in the SOLO (South Lorain) District of Ohio City Cleveland, Ohio. The 100+ seat tasting room and patio offers twenty-something house beers. The 10-barrel brewhouse creates constantly changing selection of styles.
Platform opened a second tasting room with a 3.5-barrel brewhouse in Columbus, Ohio in 2016. This location churns out experimental and barrel aged beers. Also in 2016, Platform opened a 60-barrel brewhouse at 3506 Vega Avenue in Cleveland. This location focuses on the year round canned and kegged beers.
The almost overwhelming beer list includes something for everyone including a Marionberry and Blackberry gose called Disco Godfather, a New England IPA called Juice Infatuation, and the absolutely superb Mexican hot chocolate stout called Cocoa Suave, which I recently named one of my favorite beers of 2017 during episode 133 of Beer Busters Podcast.
Many Platform beers are distributed to our area. I recently picked up Lawlessness Porter, a 6.25% ABV porter. This dark, roasty, and rich porter is brewed with 2 Row, Munich II, Chocolate, Beech Smoked Barley, Special B, and Victory malts. The beer is available in 12 ounce cans.