It’s been 5 months since I brewed my porter, so I dug a bottle out of my ‘cellar’ to try over the weekend.
Firstly, when I popped the top off it began to froth quite a bit. At first I was worried that it had gone off (usually a cause of ‘gushing’) but once I had poured it and tasted it, I knew that it was fine!
It has lost the sweet honey flavour. There is a strong taste of caramel with hints of chocolate in it. I was drinking it with a delicious red meat dish which really enhanced the flavour.
Now I have to resist the temptation of opening another and another and another…. I’m saving them for the winter months!
Recipe here: Ugly Duckling Porter