Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Breakfast Beer Tasting: Hopshackle Historic Porter
The basics: It’s 500ml, bottle conditioned and tips the scales at 4.8%. It poured a deep ruby, almost black, colour with a frothy beige head. There was a strong aroma of coffee, chocolate and some tart fruit.
Taste: Quite chewy texture. Initial smoothness gives way to a complex mix of treacle, roast malt, dark fruit and liquorice bitterness.
Finish: Dry with roast malt and some liquorice.
Conclusion: An interesting beer. For my personal preference, could be a little dryer, but it’s a solid example of its style. One for the brother-in-law.