1850 Porter - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by demcorhip:
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
Purchased Nov 2006 from the brewery. Drinking this one now, hope it has handled the age well.
Looks great. One inch tan head over an opaque black body, pretty decent head retention. Very little light comes through around the edges of my glass. Leaves decent, intricate webbed lacings that break down to leave small, erratically spaced sticky clumps.
Nutty malts, hazel nut with a touch of almond. Cocoa and milk chocolate also present, along with a mild lactic sourness. Perhaps some of the sour Brett finish survived the metal tank? Age? An underlying earthy leafness also present.
Wow. This brew survived quite nicely. The slight lactic sourness and decayed leaf earthiness are a great counterpoint to the rich nutty malts, hint of toffee, and nuances of cocoa and chocolate. Tasty stuff! Addendum... roasty espresso notes gradually appeared and eventually overtook the chocolate flavours as the beer warmed from cellar to room temperature.
Somewhat light bodied. Nice and smooth, pretty creamy body, offset damn near perfectly by the hint of lactic sourness and the bitterness of the roasted malt and earthy, leafy hops. Just wish it had a little more body and presence, although that would probably affect the drinkability.
A very drinkable porter. Almost insanely so. A great sessionable brew, and an excellent example of the style. The bomber is going down very nicely, and making me wish i had more. A damn tasty, drinkable, and approachable example of the style. Recommended! If theres any more bottles of this one out there try to find one and enjoy!
12-29-2007 01:50:17 | More by demcorhip
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3.98/5 rDev -1%
341ml bottle poured in a pint glass. The 1850 Porter is a representation of Porters that were popular around 1850. Similar to their 1830 Porter, but without the brett finish.
Opaque dark black in colour. Beige head is 1/8 inch on the pour, but recedes to a thin ring around the edge. Spots of lace here and there.
Aroma of dried fruit, raisins, dark roasted malt. Rather alluring and enticing if you ask me.
Taste is dark roast malt, raisins, dried fruit, honey and coffee at the start. The most intense flavours are at the start and they all start to fade toward the middle. The roasted malt and raisin flavours come out on top in the middle and slowly fade into a roasted malt and burnt sugar finish. Roasted and burnt malts with a hint of sweetness in the aftertaste which is long and lingering.
Mouthfeel is a little thin with very little carbonation. Silky smooth and highly drinkable.
This is one fine porter. Very smooth without any overpowering flavours. Nicely balanced between the dried fruit/raisin flavour and the dark roast malt. Rich and complex and smooth. I'd definitely buy this again.
07-11-2006 03:55:10 | More by Noxious26
1850 Porter from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
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