This was a treat. First time I have had this from the traditional brewer Batemans. Lovely fruity aroma with sweet black and red berries to the fore.
Tastewise, it is rich but with the expected porter like consistency, and a nice tan head with light carbonation that gives a lovely sweet but very fruity taste. Certainly cherries and berries perhaps a little apple that are supported by the malts. I didn't get the nuttiness the brewer and others suggest, but no loss there for me.
Overall, a delightful fruit porter that was nice on a late summer evening and will be just as good in deep dark January. — 7 days ago
This is a new beer launched to market on 6th June 2022 by the Black Sheep brewery.
It is a very pleasant black IPA looking like a porter or stout but with a strong hoppy presence.
The brewer says "Black malt, chocolate malt and flaked oats join Maris Otter pale malt to add roasty caramel and chocolate notes and gives the beer an intense dark appearance. Masses of Cascade, Columbus, Chinook and Citra hops create woody pine, biting citrus and bright tropical flavours".
To drink, it was as they say above. I thought the malt and hop balance worked well making sure the citrussy hops didn't overpower the malt flavours. — 24 days ago
Brat, London — 3 years ago
Medium dry cyder with pleasant straw colouring. Nice balance of carbonation that gives a good apple aroma. Crisp taste that is not too sweet.
Apples abound in this cyder that is from Aspalls meaning you know it is made properly and to traditional methods. — 7 days ago
Peach, apple, touch of reduction. Shows warmth of vintage but still transparently Roulot. Decently priced on the lost at Nomad in London — 13 days ago
This really is the king of plum porters.
Titanic's is the one that sets the bar and the one I come back to again whilst also comparing with others.
It is lovely and dark with plum aromas and a good head. Tastewise, it is a solid dark malted porter and a full plum flavour that blends but does not overpower.
It is a fine beer drinkable any month of the year. — 7 days ago
Persuaded to try this by a very affable server at The Remedy here in London, haven’t been drinking much sous voile Jura stuff and now I’m regretting it because this was ethereal; after the expected reductive hit there is a fresh minerality and almost water-like balance, just fantastic. Grab an ice bucket and cool or warm as to how much bite you want. — 22 days ago