Friday, December 17, 2010

Black Death Porter (Russell)

I love a good porter, but you can keep the flavoured ones to yourself. It might not be good PR to name beverages after pandemic diseases. Maybe there should be a swine-flu lager or a malaria lambic?

Black Death Porter (Russell) = 5/10

Ratebeer 2.88 37th percentile
Beer Advocate B

So far so good; the nose is full of sweet and roasted chocolate. A full mouthfeel of roasted, slightly burnt, malts accented with bitter chocolate and weak coffee is also a nice touch. The slight cola-like acidity was a slight drawback. But the noticeable resinous and menthol hops presence made it all better. There was minimal coating of roasted and bitter chocolate.

Taste +3
Aftertaste +1
Alcohol Content +1 6.5%
Value 0 (standard, but not exceptional)
Appearance 0 (average artwork)

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