Brewer extraordinaire Mark Connors is responsible for this excellent beer. The label indicates a malt bill of 79% Maris Otter, 8% Brown Malt, 8% Simpson Crystal Pale and 5% Chocolate Malt. An OG of 1052 went down to 1012 with Wyeast London Ale 1028. The beer was cold crashed and fined for “a few weeks”.
This porter is reasonably light for the style, a clear garnet-colour with a bare but sustaining cap of white-beige head. Waves of chocolate and honey undulate from the cup’s surface; an intoxicating and mature combination sensation. On drinking a big caramel malt push is backed up by that readily identifiable rich, chocolate malt flavour.
A medium body keeps it together with low-moderate bitterness and a very slightly dry finish. This is one of those beers you want to suck up with your nose with every single sip. Delicious. I have never tried the Taddy Brown Porter so I can’t compare it to the original unfortunately.