ABV: 4.8 %
A rich, smooth porter inspired by those of England. Chocolate and malt ride the tongue followed by a slight bitter aftertaste.
“Take a lad from Taranaki & an ex-pat Wanganui boy (Matthew Clarke, who is brewing up a storm in the multi-award winning Hawkshead Brewery in Cumbria, England), throw them into a brewery and let them go. The result is this deliciously balanced hoppy brown porter. Motueka and NZ Cascade hops have been liberally dosed into this wonderful Kiwi malt-driven beauty. Enough chocolaty malt to tickle the tonsils of the dark beer lovers & a cornucopia of juicy berry hop notes to please the hop fans. It finishes smooth with a hint of sweetness. This beer is an ode to Matt’s amazing (and award-winning) Brodie’s Prime Porter and we think he’d be pretty pleased with the result!”
– Kelly Ryan
Style: English Style Porter.
Malt: Maris otter, Chocolate, Dark Crystal, Oats, Roasted Barley
Hops: Motueka, Casade
Yeast: Yorkshire yeast
Look: Dark brown, almost black with subtle red tint
Flavor: Milk and dark chocolate, pine nuts and subtle red berry characters, lingering bitterness
Aroma: Rich roast coffee, chocolate, and red currents