Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday's Beer!

I wasn't sure I had anything to write about for this week.
That is until a package arrived from the headquarters of the NBP!!

God Bless You Darcey!

Now the question is which ONE?

Eeeny Meeny Miney .... Moe >>>>

It's Black Butte Porter !
... 12 floz at 5.2% abv in a cool decorated glass bottle with a nice pictorial label....

This one comes open with a nice little pop and hiss. Pours into a dark body as expected and a healthy head of tawny foam that settles down to a mere skim in just a minute.

The aroma is just what you'd expect from a porter and maybe just a touch extra. Very caramel and bakery like with a nice overtone of hops. An almost spice like blend that is very pleasing to my nose.

With the taste buds warmed up a sip produces a round sort of flavour that has earmarks of chocolate and butter and citrus. It's all very smooth in texture and leaves a nice clean palate and a sort of grainy sensation in the finish.

Not bad at all and I'd recommend her to anyone with a taste for dark beers or just a curiosity for something from off the beaten track. I'd drink another one with something like a Hero Sandwich and a side of crisp fries.

I'm going to head on over to Dust My Broom to see what Darcey has for Blues and Brew tonight!
Friday Night Blues & Beer

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