“Our Oak & Whisky Porter has been cellared 2 and a half years to deliver a smooth velvety porter rich in chocolate and caramel notes. Fermented on fresh french oak and a touch of whiskey to promote subtle flavours and aromas of vanilla.”
Appearance: Black with some faint light cutting through around the edges. Massive four finger head which takes an age to recede. Tonnes of lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: We can smell the whiskey as it sits idle on the table. Behind it are magnificent wafts of molasses, licorice, oak, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and slightly tart dark fruits. A hint of cocoa and earthy char also creeping in as it warms. Solid.
Flavour: Again, the whiskey component hits the taste buds first, quickly followed by chocolate, oak, licorice, coffee and molasses. A flutter of vanilla sweetness and ever so slightly tart dark fruits lead in to a nice roasty finish with lingering coffee, roasted malts and oak on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Probably a tad too thin but we’ll cop it as it is a Porter. Super smooth, oily, hides the 8% ABV pretty damn well. Mild-medium Co2.
Overall: Believe it or not this is our first crack at Dad and Dave’s. We’ve been aware of them for years but never made the commitment. Glad we did with this one…it’s respectable.