Dog’s Window Brewery It’s A Crossbreed Imperial Maple Porter (7.2%)

I have a real soft spot for Dog’s Window.
Based in Bridgend, they brew very small quantities with the utmost care to detail, and as such remind me of Poppyland on the opposite coast, who as many of you will know I am a huge fan of.
This Imperial Porter, part of a series called It’s A Crossbreed (at least I presume that as I have another beer with the same name and slightly different ingredients in my fridge), has been brewed with Maple extract that gives the beer a big sticky, chewy wood sappy sweetness.
Coupled with a malt bill that brings black coffee, burned toast and freshly fried pancakes to the party, you could almost be forgIven for thinking that this is a Breakfast Stout, save for the super dryness you find in the finish, the lick of liquorice and nettle leaves from the East Kent Goldings, and the almightily sexy stickiness of the Maple.
Delicious beer.

Source: Pop’n’Hops

About Simon Williams

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