Eden Brewery Black Jake (6%)

Black JakeI’m struggling to find any of the Seville oranges or the coriander that I am told are part of this little bottle of Porter.
The beer pours a good purple brown and smells of treacle and coffee, it’s a slightly thin smell, and that’s rather surprising given the ABV.
Taking a swig the malting is treacle tart and honey, toffee and crême brûlée, and there’s a decent leafy hop that’s dry and pithy and edged by a twist of lemon juice.
But there’s no trace at all of either the oranges or the coriander save for a slight sourness right in the background.
What I’m most impressed by is how thin Eden have made a six percent malt heavy beer feel.
No, I’m impressed.
Not at all.

Source: Best Of British Beer

About Simon Williams

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