The Favourite is Gyle 59’s Porter and it’s really rather good.
Pouring an inky black, the smell is liquorice sticks and treacle tart.
And that’s where the flavours begin.
Lots of sticky liquorice and treacle, dark, black, gooey and lovely.
You find black coffee and honey too, along with a dash of Marmite, some prunes and bruised apples.
The hopping is a feast of British hop flavours, with dandelion and burdock, hedgerow greenery, nettle tea, lemon rind and rolling tobacco all leading you towards the sticky toffee malt loaf finish.
If I was to be super picky, I’d like the beer to be a little more fizzy, but that’s just a little gripe about this very good beer.
Source: Gyle 59