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Herevana – Deep Creek – Basilica

Deep Creek Basilica. Once again 2013 was the first time I had this, and it’s back as part of the 10th anniversary re-brews. And very welcome it is too. Vanilla Chocolate Porter.

Deep Creek Brewing Co make the Deep Creek Basilica in Auckland, 🇳🇿, New Zealand and this one is in the style of a Porter – Flavored  with an ABV of 6.0% this is 2.1 standard drinks in NZ

I wrote recently that there was an abundance of Vanilla as an add to for beer. This has got one of the other popular ones Chocolate.

Porters are a hard style, in my head, replying on quite a deft management of the roasted malts. What could possibly go wrong?

Well there’s a lot of chocolate in that, and there’s a coffee note that wa expected from the roast.

Love that dark pour and the waft of chocolate in the glass is lovely. the head looks a bit thin.

They’ve not held back on the chocolate and the vanilla although not at the fore is clearly there in a support from something that’s quite forward with the taste profile bit not so much in the middle.

I think this is what I got when I first had it, and is clearly the profile that is this beer.

I than also think it’s me that doesn’t understand Porter as a style, I get the roasted part and I enjoy it, I was looking for a more fruity or berry sweetness somewhere, or even a bot more interaction with that roasted layer.

Porters seem to be offered up reasonably frequently from various Brewers though, there’s clearly a method and template.

So I have been that is quite sweet from Chocolate and the associated Vanilla, which shrouds the roasted element of the beer somewhat, which leaves you with q beer that’s. little bit sweet and for me not that rewarding.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 on the arbitrary number scale. This is a reflection of my taste and in no way a reflection on the brewer and their representation of Porter. This is how I feel about the beer I am drinking and have paid for. I’m note sure I understand the style of Porter.

Music : Bleachers – Take the Sadness out of Saturday Night. They are an American indie pop act.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Origin: Our brewers were inspired by the Gods, where we deviated from our traditional brews by adding cocoa. Savour this beer for its unmistakable chocolate flavour and you will also discover the hint of vanilla. We recommend enjoying this beer in a stemmed brandy bulb. The complex aromas will be captured for prolonged enjoyment. This deep black porter is the most complete, full-flavoured brew we craft. Feel enriched after sampling this devine brew.

Brewers Notes

Porter – Flavored

The Flavored Porter is a substantial, malty dark beer with a complex and flavorful dark malt character with a restrained bitterness and with a clear flavoring element. It may have a range of roasted flavors, generally without burnt qualities, and often has a chocolate-caramel-malty profile. It also feature an harmonious marriage of the additive and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The additive character should be evident but in balance with the beer. (For example: fruits, spices, herbs, vegetables, coffee, honey, chocolate, maple sirup, chilies, nuts, vanilla, liquor – BUT not including Smoked malt, barrel-aging or a Sour element resulting from the brewing process)


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