It’s a real blast from the past! Blackwater Porter is back and being brewed today. The original recipe may have been lost in the mists of time but Head Brewer Miles has given this beer a modern makeover to bring it bang up to date.
This 4.5% smooth, black beauty is brewed with chocolate malt, alongside Crystal and Carafa III, which gives all the flavour without the astringency. The chocolate malt is roasted to 200 degrees C (almost to the point of combustion!) to get the distinctive roasted, coffee and dark chocolate notes, and of course its very deep, dark colour. Miles has chosen Goldings and home-grown Fuggles for this porter for a gentle bitterness and traditional noble hop aroma, to allow the strong, roasted malt character to really shine.
Judging by the reaction to last year’s Blackwater Black IPA, which was also dark but much more highly hopped with US hops, Blackwater Porter will go like hot cakes!
Did you know? Porter dates back from early 18th century London? Well-hopped and dark in appearance, the beer's name is believed to originate from its popularity with porters!