Tag Archives: Porter Ale

Einstök Olgerd (Brewery) – Icelandic Toasted Porter

Einstök Olgerd (Brewery) – Icelandic Toasted Porter 6.0%

Einstök Olgerd – Icelandic Toasted Porter

 

This is a very dark to black ale, with toasted coffee and toffee aromas. It has a warm coffee taste with a toasted coffee and chocolate bitterness. It is an excellent porter style ale.

This ale is brewed with toasted a chocolate malts and is brewed with Icelandic roasted coffee.
 
An interesting and successful Icelandic brewed traditional ale originating in the pubs around the traditional London markets.
My 5*
 
This 6 Pack of Icelandic Toasted Porter was was a much appreciated present, brought back from Rekjavik by my son on a visit to see the Northern Lights.
 

Cotleigh Brewery – Old Buzzard Dark Ale

Cotleigh Brewery – Old Buzzard Dark Ale 4.8%

Old Buzzard Dark Ale
Cotleigh Brewery – Old Buzzard Dark Ale

This is a dark chestnut brown coloured with a sweet malt aroma. It has a sweet malt taste with chocolate notes and a hop bitter finish.

A very god dark ale I give it my 5*
This is brewed in Wiveliscombe in Somerset.

Madrigal Brewery – Severed Hand N Devon Porter

Madrigal Craft Brewery – Severed Hand North Devon Porter 4%

This is a dark brown ale with a coffee aroma. It is a dry porter ale, with a black coffee taste and a hint of smokiness and blackcurrent. This ale lacks the warming winter fruit taste of stronger porters, which makes it more drinkable as a session beer for the darker ale drinker.
This is produced as a live ale, so needs to be cooled and poured carefully to avoid the sediment.
 
Madrigal Craft Brewery – label

Madrigal Craft Brewery is a new brewer based in the old coach house of Lynmouth Manor, Lynmouth North Devon. The brewery is a small batch artisan brewer producing a range of ales. Their beers are not fined, relying on natural deposition of the yeast fines.

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.

James Street Brewery – Rudolf Revenge

James Street Brewery – Rudolf’s Revenge 5.2%

James Street Brewery Rudolf's Revenge
James Street Brewery – Rudolf’s Revenge

This is the Christmas seasonal offering from the brewery based within The Brew House in Bath. It is a dark red ale with a spicy aroma. The taste is a slightly sharp start, with a full Christmas spicy and fruity follow-on. A porter style and a good Christmas, seasonal ale.

James Street Brewery

Nethergate (Growler) Brewery – Old Growler

Nethergate (Growler) Brewery – Old Growler 5.5%

Nethergate Brewery - Old Growler
Nethergate Brewery – Old Growler

This is a dark ale with a sweet plum aroma. The taste is bitter sweet, moving to a bitter chocolate finish.

This beer is a porter style dark ale from this Essex based brewery. The Ale is named after the head brewer’s dog and has twice won the CAMRA Winter Beer of Britain.

Conwy Brewery – Telford Porter

Conwy Brewery – Telford Porter 5.6%

Conwy Brewery - Telford Porter
Conwy Brewery – Telford Porter

This is a very dark stout coloured ale with a strong roasted malt aroma, going on to dried fruit notes. The taste is a typical porter ale with bitterness from the roasted dark malts and hops, with hints of liquorice

The brewery states this is a Victorian style porter, originally brewed in 1826 to celebrate the opening of Thomas Telford’s suspension bridge in Conwy; brewed as a winter seasonal ale.
Conwy Brewery is based in Llysfaen, close to Colwyn Bay in North Wales and has been brewing since 2003. As well as traditional British ales with a Welsh character, they also produce a small range of craft ales based on those found in California.