“OUR PORTER HAS A REFRESHINGLY DRY FINISH, WHILE STILL BOASTING BIG ROASTED COFFEE, DARK CHOCOLATE AND MALT NOTES. A GREAT COMPLEX AUSSIE PORTER.”
Glassware: English Pint.
Appearance: Super dark brown pour capped off with a short khaki head which gradually peels off. It eventually forms a halo with wavy lace in its wake.
Aroma: It’s now abundantly clear that these guys know what they’re doing. Over the past few years we’ve come to respect this scaled back from of brewing as it shows experience and skill. Expect very traditional notes of lightly roasted malts, coffee, nutty chocolate, burnt toast and peat. In our opinion an excellent Porter should just be a lighter version of a Stout and that’s exactly what this is.
Flavour: Dead set spot on. It’s a little slow out of the blocks but it doesn’t matter in the end as it keeps intensifying as it progresses. Gentle chocolate and roasty notes on entry which shift into nutty malts, coffee and subtle ash. At its crescendo it hits a mild smoky quality, bitter espresso and charred wood then it eases into a well rounded roasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, decadent then drying out in the swallow. Fairly light on, medium body and Co2. Only 5.2% ABV so it screams session ability.
Overall: If you’re like us and you love to have a good dark beer fridge-filler then look no further. In fact we’re off to buy a bunch of them now!