Video: 3 porters and a stout from Minnesota to try this fall

We tasted – and rated – them so you know what to try.

The weather is starting to get chilly, so what better way to warm you up than a dark, creamy brew. 

Producers Melissa Turtinen, Josette Elieff and Zach McCormick tried three porters and a stout from Minnesota craft breweries, and rated them based on our 1-5 rating scale to help you decide which ones you might want to drink.

Here are videos with our reviews, plus more details about each beer.

Three Hour Tour Coconut Milk Stout – Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

This coconuty and chocolatey stout is one of Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery's most sought after seasonal beers – and for good reason. 
Alcohol: 6.3 percent.
1-5 rating: Melissa and Zach gave it a 4, Josette a 5.
Josette's take: "I would drink this every day. I love this."

Barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Porter – Lift Bridge Brewing 

This beer is aged for several months on bourbon barrels – and you can smell and taste it in this delicious, boozy, semi-pumpkiny brew. 
Alcohol: 11.5 percent.
1-5 rating: Melissa and Josette gave it a 4, Zach a 5. 
Josette's take: "It has a really smokey flavor. I love that – it's good."

Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter – Waconia Brewing

This creamy porter isn't too sweet – a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.
Alcohol: 6.4 percent.
1-5 rating: Melissa and Josette gave it a 4, Zach a 3.
Melissa's take: "If you like peanut butter and chocolate, it's really, really good." 

Wild Rice Porter – Inbound Brew Co. 

It has a rich malty flavor, with a nutty wild rice finish that's not too heavy on the tongue – it tastes like fall. 
Alcohol: 8.1 percent.
1-5 rating: Melissa, Josette and Zach all gave it a 4. 
Melissa's take: "I would be very happy to have this in my fridge so I could drink it when I wanted to." 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-07-27 at 7.28.06 PM

Slain Red Lake officer identified as husband, father-of-four

Police say he was shot while responding to a report of a suicidal male who possibly had children the house.

Go Fund Me - Adam Richard Johnson

Remains in Mississippi mark 4th discovery of man's dismembered body parts

Officials on Tuesday confirmed the remains found July 4 are those of Adam Johnson.

Facebook - GoGo dog stolen vehicle -  St. Paul Police Department

Missing dog GoGo found dead in owner's stolen vehicle 3 days later

The vehicle was reported stolen with GoGo inside on July 18

Flickr - face masks covid pole - Ivan Radic

The 14 MN counties with 'substantial or high' COVID-19 transmission

The CDC says everyone in these areas should wear a mask in indoor public places.

Pexels - woman grocery shopping mask covi

CDC: Masks recommended in places with 'substantial or high' transmission

This new guidance applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Screen Shot 2021-07-27 at 1.10.29 PM

WATCH: Vikings Live with Matthew Coller: Welcome to training camp

Vikings Live with Matthew Coller is a new Vikings show that streams Tuesdays.

YouTube - Minnesota DNR - watering tree

Tips for watering trees during severe drought, sprinkler restrictions

How can you keep your valued trees healthy? Just follow these simple steps.

police tape, crime scene

Minnesota saw record number of murders in 2020, BCA says

The BCA released its annual Uniform Crime Report on Tuesday.

Flickr - Red Lake Nation sign - Ken Lund

Red Lake police officer fatally shot on Tuesday

The officer was reportedly shot near Redby.


Child dies, driver critically injured in crash on I-90 in Faribault County

The crash happened at approximately 11:24 p.m. Tuesday.


Video: 6 IPAs from Minnesota to try right now

We drank – and rated – them so you know what to buy.

Video: We tried – and rated – 11 fall beers from Minnesota

Curious what a wild rice beer tastes like? How about a brew made with Earl Grey tea?

Video: We tried – and rated – 7 Oktoberfest beers from Minnesota

These sweet and malty beers are super popular this time of year.

Video: We tried the 16 new adult drinks that are exclusive to the Minnesota State Fair

We did it to help you decide which ones are worth your money ... and because why not?

Video: We tried Spilled Grain's historical ale that'll bring you back to 1776

Have you ever wondered what the beer George Washington drank tasted like?

Video: We tried – and rated – 38 summer beers

We drank all these beers so now you don't have to.

Video: We tried Summit's new limited-release beer

It was really good, and perfect for the season.