Colonial Brewing Co
Format: 375ml Can
The Colonial Porter presents opaque black with ruby tints topped by its soft cushiony mousse; the nose displays obvious dark chocolate and ground coffee with a background "gamey" roasted meat note. The palate is quite luscious, complex and multilayered, with a dominant mouth-filling character of dark chocolate.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Hop to it
Dark to look at, deep flavours with strong hops as a finish. A very interesting take on Porter and I have to say I liked it. Not a traditional style by any means but a good mix up.
Like wearing mismatched socks
This is such an interesting brew, all the visual characteristics of a porter are present as expected. The malt profile is on light side, but the hops, just wow!
A hoppy porter that could easily be a session companion , just what a south coast winter asked for!
Roasted maltiness meets IPA hop bitterness?
This was an interesting clash of characters - this Porter is dark and foamy, invites you in like a stout, with that roasted grain depth of flavors (not any distinct coffee or chocolate in there though) - but then the *bitterness* of hops pounces in as well, so it aftertastes like an IPA. Personally I found the hops were overdone, as I love Porter/Stout purity, but for those who seek a mischievous blend of dark ale/stout and IPA, this might work for you.