Black Isle Brewery Porter (4.6%)

This is my third beer from this brewery and it’s another winner.
Black Isle seem to be very quietly unleashing wonderful beer into the world while most of us are looking the other way, and that seems a great shame.
This is a very well made porter, nothing challenging, it just does what it’s meant to do incredibly well.
The beer pours a red tinged blackness with just the rumour of a head, and smells of chocolate coated raisins that continues into your fist mouthful.
As you take a drink you’re given a soft velvety chocolate full of raisins and just a dash of rum, all presented on a lovely lightly baked shortcake biscuit.
There’s a slight pepperiness too, but everything is soft focussed, subtle, gentle even, and very very nice to drink.
The feel of this beer is a casual wash of flavours along with a light breeze waft of aromas.
The hopping too is so delicate that what you get is almost a whispered hint, a softly spoken description of bitter dryness.
Black Isle’s Porter is brewing loveliness.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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