Friday, July 8, 2011

Pretty Things East India Porter...

6.% abv. Recipe first made on December 6th 1855 and revived by Ron Patterson. Pours a black-brown color with a huge whitish-tan head. Excellent fresh roasted coffee and leafy, earthy hops on the nose. First sip is all roasted malt initially, but floral hop flavors follow quickly. Incredible sticky lace even on the second pour. Awesome mouthfeel combines a heavy malt silkiness with an oily hop slickness. I could drink this beer all night long. Made with tons of malt, you can taste the astringency halfway through the bottle. I love how complex and balanced this beer is. Floral hops to roasted coffee notes to chocolate to a bit of citrus. Other flavors include anise, molasses, and caramel. Another fantastic beer from the folks at Pretty Things. Please keep the beers and the historical perspective coming.

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