Saltaire Brewery Hazelnut Coffee Porter (4.6%)

Hazelnut Coffee PorterThe first thing that strikes me about this beer is that it’s the wrong colour.
Rather than a dark oily black this beer is chestnut red, more of a Best Bitter than a Porter.
That’s just about my only complaint.
Hazelnut Coffee Porter smells of, well, guess…
Yes, that’s right.
Taking a drink there’s a good toffee to the malts that provides some much needed sweetness to the body of this beer as over it you get big washes of black coffee and hazelnuts.
You also get a decent slap of clean citrus from the hops and a finish that’s reasonably long and dry. But this beer does feel (and look) a bit thin.
It’s tasty enough but it’s not one of Saltaire’s best and, with it’s look and feel, is it a Porter?

About Simon Williams

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