Porter 4.8% ABV.
Smooth black London style porter with toffee, chocolate and coffee
About Black Lion
Available from October to March
One on my drummers always drank a famous Irish stout and nothing else, so I made Black Lion Porter to broaden his horizons.
I really like the complex warm favours of some old London Porters. Some however have a dry burnt favour which I do not like. I wanted the favour but a rich smoothness, with maybe a surprise at the end.
Using a high mashing temperature and some amazing roasted barley varieties, I started with a rich sweet wort. Balancing this sweetness took a lot of noble English hops. Usually I hop really late, but this time they were all added early to leave space for the coffee end note. Richness is nothing with smoothness, so a slow, low fermenting yeast was used with a cold, long conditioning time.
It wouldn’t be winter without some Black Lion Porter.