This is a dark brown ale with a strong roasted aroma of coffee notes and a dark head. The taste is sweetish with good strong coffee notes.
This is a good winter ale with rich coffee taste and aroma but equally good whatever the season. It gives a good punch of the best of well roasted malts and a sweet base but without the bitter notes normally characteristic of the very dark chocolate or black malts.
The Brewery notes also indicate the ale has a low hop level which also allows the sweeter malt taste to predominate, without going for a strong ale.
Well worth looking for when in the Winchester area. A really enjoyable porter ale that gets my 5* rating.