Victory: Brewdog: U-Boat (Scotland: Smoked Porter: 8.4% ABV)
Visual: Black. Small browned head that diminishes to islands. Still main body.
Nose: Smoke. Cured ham. Dry roasted peanuts. Beef brisket.
Body: Slight medicinal. Smoke. Dried beef. Light vanilla and caramel. Salt rocks. Dusty touch. Malt chocolate and coffee. Slight sour cream. Soft lemon underneath?
Finish: Bitter chocolate and smoke. Smoked beef. Light salt. Pulled pork. Bitter coffee.
Conclusion: Ok, high concept review. This is Alice Porter, but smoked. Boom! Job done. You are welcome.
What? You haven’t drunk Alice Porter?
Guess I’d best do a proper review then.
Up front the smoked character is evident, lots of smoked meat, with even a slight salt rock character, reminiscent of Islay whisky style, but lighter. However under that is a solid porter, though the chocolate and coffee notes are actually quite at the back – informing the character without being the…
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