Beer Review: Porter – Black Isle Brewery

Returning to a Black Isle Brewery beer today. Perhaps the one I was most excited for simply because I haven’t had a porter in ages! People argue that porters aren’t a summer beer but in my opinion beer is for when you want it. It’s probably the style you can be most creative with and still come out with a good beer. This isn’t any kind of funky porter but looking forward to it nevertheless.

The beer pours a ruby black colour with the carbonation maintaining a light tan head throughout. The beer also has a nice lacing on the glass. There is not too much on the nose that I can tell. Some very slight coffee notes perhaps. The body of this porter is quite thin I think, which is perhaps not too surprising as it is only 4.6% ABV. Quite light really with a signature coffee bitterness on the finish. Undoubtedly easy drinking but a pretty tame beer overall.

A quick note on the can art: Like the others but black. Although this is my favourite as I think black and white always mesh together well!

Overall, a little disappointing in all honesty. Now that is not to say it is a bad beer. I would very easily drink this as it is super smooth and light. However, the flavours described on the side of the can (chocolate and liquorice) aren’t their for me. I know it will be heinous to say it but it sort of reminds me of a lighter Guinness, in which case I would rather just have that. It tastes absolutely fine but it’s just a little dull, particularly when I compare to how interesting their lager was.

Score: 6/10

Thanks for reading! Cheers!

Additional Information:

  • Hops: Not Available
  • Malt: Not Available
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 4.6%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes!
  • Purchase Location: Flavourly.com

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