Tag Archives: Porter

Renaissance Brewing Co. Abundance (8%)

Oh wow. I took a sip of this Baltic Cherry Porter and gave an involuntary sigh. Abundance is good. Really really good. From its warm cherry brandy aroma, the way it sits in my glass a blood red tinged mahogany, … Continue reading

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Black Isle Brewery Smoked Porter (5.5%)

Once upon a time I loved Black Isle’s beer. I even wrote a big article on them. But this is rather unpleasant. Organic or not, there’s something rather fake about the smokiness of this beer. The aroma is weak prune … Continue reading

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Gipsy Hill Brewing Co. Dissident (4.8%)

Dissident is an “English Porter”. Dissident is rather good. Dissident smells of treacle tart and cardboard boxes and Dissident is packed with dry toffee brittle, toasted brown bread, marshmallow, espresso and roasted woody chestnuts. Dissident has a sharp hazel leaf … Continue reading

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Wiper & True Bristol Blend (5.1%)

Ooh, this is good. A Porter brewed with five types of pepper and rye means that this inky black beer with its frothy cappuccino head smells of spicy chocolate and bramble jelly and tastes and feels lovely. There are some … Continue reading

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Anspach & Hobday The Porter (6.7%)

Anspach & Hobday are fast becoming another one of those breweries, like Wiper & True and The Kernel, who seem to be getting everything they do just right. Here’s another example. The Porter sits in my glass a deep dark … Continue reading

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