Day 24, with a week to go, I’m back on Australian beers. Red Island Brewing Co out of Port Melbourne produce beer under the Quiet Deeds Label. Their main line includes a pale, an IPA, a Kolsch and now this Vanilla Porter.
Whilst the pale was a fairly tame entry level offering, they’ve stepped up with the follow up beers & this vanilla porter is no exception.
The beer pours a dense black with coffee coloured head. The aroma is strong with chocolate malt.
Flavour is chocolate up front followed by vanilla and finishing with roast as the darker malts kick in. The flavours a fairly well defined and layer one over the other, something I love about this beer. Medium mouthfeel and the finish lingers a short while with that roasty flavour left on the palate.
Quite a nice version of the style and easily drinkable. A very pleasant…
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