- ABV: 4.6%, Style: US Porter
- Best before April 2013
- Brewed in Buxton, UK
- Served: 500ml bottle poured into a festival imperial pint shaker
I’m a big fan of Buxton beer and I’d not heard of this brew so I had to pick it up although I’m not entirely sure what a US Style Porter is. I would assume that that means a hoppy dark beer. Although that’s getting dangerously close to a Black IPA and Buxton already do one of those called Black Rocks. I’m pretty sure I’ve not tried that.
Not sure if this is a Dark Knight/Batman tribute beer. Either way, please read the following review in the style of Christian Bale.
Look: Deep, murky brown beer. Not much in the way of head, but what there is is tan. Lots of sediment in the final inch, floats as though curdling. I’m sure it’s not curdling, but it was very odd looking when I poured it into a different glass.
Aroma: Toffee and ash, some dark fruit. A touch meaty.
Taste: Bitter throughout, malt comes through strongly as coffee, resinous hops. Aggressive bitter coffee finish.
Mouthfeel: Quite watery considering the depth of the flavour and length of finish.
Overall: Not really a beer for me. I guess I should know better than to go for porters, as I’m not a fan of the style. I prefer my dark beers to be a bit more creamy but I guess that typically pushes into stout territory. So good work Buxton for making a deep, assertive brown ale, but not one I’ll be reaching for again. 3/5
- 4th September 2012, Sustainable Alcoholic