Monthly Archives: February 2017

Williams Brothers Brewery & Brooklyn Brewery – Aweebit

Williams Brothers Brewery & Brooklyn Brewery – Aweebit 4.8%

A Dark Peaty Scotch Ale

Williams & Brooklyn - Aweebit
Williams & Brooklyn – Aweebit 
This ale is a dark Ruby colour with burnt oak and pest aromas. It has a sweet taste running rapidly into a dry peat and smoke aged oak taste. It leads one to think of being in an old Tudor house, with the smell of the smoked wood beams and dark oak furniture.
This ale is a collaboration between the Williams Brothers Brewery in Scotland and the New York based Brooklyn Brewery. Made with pested malt, Scottish honey, Treacle and Brooklyn yeast.
An ale somewhere between a porter and a stout.
 
 

Saltaire Brewery – Hazelnut and Coffee Porter

 Saltaire Brewery – Hazelnut and Coffee Porter 4.6%

Saltaire Brewery - Hazelnut and Coffee Porter
Saltaire Brewery – Hazelnut and Coffee Porter

This is a dark chestnut coloured ale with a sweet toasted malt and coffee aroma and a hint of plum fruits. The taste is coffee with a hint of hazelnut, starting with sweetness leading to a light bitterness of coffee.

This is a good porter, being on the mild bitter side rather than a sweeter porter ale, from this Yorkshire brewery. This porter does include chocolate in the recipe and is the second porter tried that includes chocolate.