Just like you, but different
A long time between drinks for me and this brewer, but they appear to be quite strong at the moment, and I haven’t been wilfully avoiding them. So Long Gaps, Long Songs, Long Division and Long nights out.
…beer that is clean and flavoursome and straight up.
A moderately strong brown beer that explores roasted malt flavors of chocolate and caramel.
So what could possibly go wrong?
The coffee aroma that I built myself up for, it’s not there. It’s there but it’s not THERE! it’s soft and quiet. It is however the only aroma from the bottle after I slip the flip top.
Pour is dark brown and the head looks like chocolate milkshake, I thought it would be a noise beer, it isn’t. That head subsides a little to a more manageable size, still looks great though.
Aroma in the glass? That raw cold coffee aroma.
Nicely lightly bitter and a flat neutral finish, a small persistence of coffee linger.
This might be better warmer, which is a hope more than a fact. At the moment it is ‘thin’ drinking, there doesn’t appear anything to support or to carry the coffee in this, might be nice if there was some hop roughness, and a sharper finish, perhaps. I have patience, I can wait. Not f or long but I can wait.
I left it as long as I could, not long really, and the aroma that filled the glass was gorgeous. That is all, I’m leaving it some more.
[ a short while passed ]
The pour is much the same, but without the lovely head, the aroma still coffee, but slightly more bitter. Not a lot changed in the glass either, no pickup in the body, no addition to the finish. Much the same.
It is though a nice drinking beer, easy drinking, nothing that you might get upset with, but it’s not a big hitter, more a go-to comfort beer, for me missing a big of body, some chewiness, and I’d have liked a finish that was something other than neutral.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. Nothing to write home about here, nothing to set the word afire. If though I was visiting Leigh, I’d be happy to order this and sit in their bar with a pizza and enjoy myself, it is interesting enough, neutral enough to have a wider appeal, I don’t think it ever set out to be a flag-bearer or bench-mark setter.
The double dip review
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Black or chocolate malt gives the porter its dark brown color. Porters are well hopped and heavily malted. This is a medium-bodied beer. Porters can be sweet. Hoppiness can range from bitter to mild. Porters are often confused with stouts.