Otley 06 Porter (Wales: Porter: 6% ABV)

Visual: Deep red brown with but a dashing of a head.

Nose: Light coffee.

Body: Intense roasted coffee beans. Very rich treacle – mellows out as it lingers. Very slight blackcherry. Brown sugar.

Finish: Treacle and barbecued burnt meat. Orange.

Conclusion: Full speed ahead on the front of this beer. Sweet, smooth and distinctly unsubtle.

It’s possibly slightly sickly, but taken in smaller measures it is a distinctly enjoyable and smooth pint which defies its comparatively mild nose. More treacle than coffee, it’s a beer for when you need that sugar shock.