Black Lion Porter 4.8% ABV.
Available October to March
A rich, smooth, satisfying black porter with chocolate, toffee and roasted coffee notes. At first, the rich, sweet, roasted malt hits the mouth, followed by a wonderfully dry smooth coffee note, leaving you wanting more.
The noble Black Lion is a rare creature. The beer has noble hops and local roasted malts making the beer fit for the king. Dedicated to Brightons Black Lion Brewery.
See Roasted, coffee
Smell Rich, Smooth, chocolate, coffee
Bitter 2.5 / 5
Sweet 2.5 / 5
Dispense Type Firkins
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.