Mike's Whiskey Porter (750ml Bottle)
Pours a striking black colour with a faint garnet hue, and a tan head settling to a fine veil. The aroma is intricate with roasted malt, toffee and smoky notes upon a deep, treacle like background. The flavour is even more complex with dried fruit, prunes, whisky smokiness, sherry/port, treacle, roasted grain, a peaty note and a warm spiciness imparted by the alcohol. It is light and smooth on the palate, finishing with a fleeting sweetness and very long after-flavours of raisins, oak and whisky. The whisky and oak barrels have imparted their characters to the porter and are quite obvious (you don?t have to search for them) but at the same time, there is good balance. A good marriage has been formed between the porter and whisky ? they have melded together in this heavenly drop. Serve at room temperature in small stemmed goblets, to be sipped around the fire on cold Winters nights.
Black or chocolate malt gives the porter its dark brown color. Porters are well hopped and heavily malted. This is a medium-bodied beer. Porters can be sweet. Hoppiness can range from bitter to mild. Porters are often confused with stouts.