The Craft BeerAdvent 2014 Calendar Day #17 – Marmalade Porter (UK)

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The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #17

Marmalade Porter – Wold Top Brewery, 5% ABV – 330ml., (Driffield, England)

on the back label:

“A complex, triple hopped rich dark Porter, with a sweet malty base and overtones of bitter orange alongside hints of coffee and chocolate. This porter is also certified to have a gluten content that is below the CODEX standard of 20ppm. Great with classic Roast Dinners and Chocolate!”

  • Style: Porter
  • Taste: Roasted malt bitter orange tangy bitter hops mild chocolate coffee exhale
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours soy sauce black with minimal head, thin ringed retention, clusters of streams here and there.

Nose: roasted malts, nuttiness. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: slick micro-tingly

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) bitter peel orange peel, orange sour-tangy, light roast malt

Finish: bitter chocolate, bitter resiny hops, dry roast coffee tangy exhale.

Summary: Good body and decent flavour for a 5% of a porter. Lots of tanginess and a surprise dose of bitter hops but it’s all kept in a drinkable balance.