Thursday, 11 August 2011

Nethergate Old Growler

One of the new lines i picked up in my Tesco's. Also one of the '300 beers to try before you die' according to R Protz, so another tick there! 
This is a beer based on a 1750's recipe and has won many awards, although I'm confused if i have the 'Growler extra' version or not, the difference being 0.5% abv unless that only relates to the cask version perhaps.

The bottle is 500mls, 5.5% abv, its style is a porter.

Colour is almost black,with a small off white head.
There is a light chocolate and coffee aroma, plus some roasted malts in there. 
Its taste is on a medium light body that is very easy drinking, its got rich fruit but its not heavy hitting, but balanced well. There are also hints of pepper and as i got further down it was almost a sweet milky chocolate taste that was very pleasant overall. 


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