I’m ALL for supporting local businesses, and this smoked porter comes from Ridgeway in Oxfordshire. If you read my blog, you’ll know I’m not a porter fan, but once again, I’m pleasantly surprised by this one.
Pours dark as night, with a rapidly diminishing head. Smells of all the dark things you’d expect, caramel, and maltiness.
I was hoping for some sweet liquorice flavourings but instead it was a rather light tasting nutty palette. Not over-powering, as I expected a punch from the darkness. It was alright, not too nutty (I don’t like nuts as a rule)
Again, proved that porters aren’t as bad as I think.