I've gotten into my first batch of porter (extract kit from Williams). It tastes good, but my husband and I are comparing it against other porters in an attempt to make the next batch great.
We both came up with the same description - it starts with a nice roasty sweet flavor, then goes to a 'watery' flavor, and finishes with a nice earthy aftertaste. It's just a little thin in the middle. It's not objectionable, just not perfection.
If I could just get a term for what I'm tasting, I can do the research and make adjustments.
What do you think? Is there a name for this?