The Little Brewing Co
The Little Brewing Co Wicked Elf Porter
Brewery: The Little Brewing Company
Format: 330ml Bottle
Wicked Elf Porter is Robust in style. It is craft brewed using the finest Australian, German and British malted barley and classic English hops to balance.Overall, rich, full bodied, seductively smooth and sessionable, yet complex and rewarding. It is a perfect winter ale.
Colour and Appearance: Darkest deep brown to black in colour with ruby highlights when held to a light source. Tan coloured head.
Aroma:Chocolate and espresso coffee aromas dominate over a malty base with a hint of vanilla bean in the mix.
Flavour:Malty with chocolate and espresso coffee characters on the palate. Dusty and earthy finish, with balanced English hop bitterness.
Suggested food match:Hearty winter meaty fare although the smooth complexity suggests that drinking this beer on its own is best.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Pours thick & dark. Nose has a nice almost chocolate pudding-like richness to it with undertones of toasted nuts & dried fruits. Palate is thick & chewy, good weight without being overly heavy. Delivers plenty of rich chocolatey malts, with notes of toffee & raisin. Very good porter from a good brewery!
Our first thoughts of the aroma are heavily dominated, roasted malts that offer dark chocolate, mocha, iodine, chocolate bullets, oak, vegemite, cherry and fudge. Supposedly there are English hops in there somewhere....meh, who needs them when the malt profile is being this generous?? In the mouth it's smooth as silk with a creamy texture. Low carbonation with full body. Upfront a thick, creamy mixture of mocha, chocolate and tiramisu is held up by a malty sweet mid-palate that offers a slightly tart hint of cherry. The finish returns to it's roasted ways with chocolate, fudge and a mild bitterness capping it all off. 6.2% ABV is absolutely spot on. Wow, this is honestly a top shelf porter as it resembles itself as a rich, moreish dessert within our glass. This just exudes class with it's full flavour, creaminess and superb aroma. Brilliant beer. Visit 2hopheads.com for more detailed reviews.