Charnwood’s Porter is eminently drinkable, pouring a liquorice black and smelling of coffee and treacle.
There’s a warm toasted brown bread, honey and treacle tart malt that’s round and chewy and delightfully dry at its edges, and there’s a good crunchy autumnal leaf litter hopping that gives you chestnuts and a little aniseed, herbal greenery and some hazel leaf pithiness.
All this combines to make for a smooth and creamy beer with a good chocolate and coffee finish.
Charnwood of Loughborough are quietly going about making some very good beer.
Source: 23 Wine & Whisky