Penpont Brewery Penpont Porter (5.8%)

Penpont PorterFrom Launceston, Cornwall, this is a decent little London Porter.
It looks a little bit thin as you pour, a deep Ruby beer with only the lightest ring of bubbles for a head, but the smell is a nice rich fruit cake and chocolate fug.
And that’s a good place to start.
It draws you in to the beer where you find a malting that’s heaving with plum compote, black coffee, treacle tart, toasted wholemeal bread and dry dusty cocoa powder.
The hops add a sharp nettle sting and garden herb pithiness that slashes across the stickiness of the malting and provides a good bitterness to the edges of the thick chewy finish.

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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