The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #17
- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
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.