Charnwood Brewery Black Hen (4.9%)

black-henCharnwood’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

About Simon Williams

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