“A slightly strong Kaffeporter made with coffee from danish master roasters La Cabra Coffee.”
Appearance: Pitch black which is always a good sign for a Porter. It forms a frothy two finger head which is retained well. What is best described as ‘sexy’ lacing coats the glass as it ebbs.
Aroma: It’s got that sweet coffee scent in spades…like raw coffee bean but mixed with milk powder/sugar. As it settles the formwork comes in to play; licorice, dark chocolate, plums/cherry, salted caramel, musk and marshmallow. It’s funny coz it really pulls back on the coffee intensity once the other aromas are detected. But then again, technically, that’s just good balance.
Flavour: The coffee is certainly noticeable but it seems sweetened by a hit of brown sugar or caramelised malt. This is in no way a criticism, it’s actually delicious. The mid is where the coffee gets to do its thing, really showing the true earthy, nutty and smoky qualities before it finishes bitter and roasty with excellent length.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, slick and a little oily. Some heat to it (8% ABV). Low-ish Co2. A little light on but we can forgive considering it’s a Porter.
Overall: Yeah it wasn’t the big coffee bomb we were after but it still ticks a few boxes. There was a slightly unappealing bitterness and the booze showed through a a bit too much. In the end it wasn’t a bad drop though.