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Brewery –          Thwaites

Beer –                  Tavern Porter

Alcohol –           4.7%

Origin –              Blackburn, Lancashire

Style –                Porter

Season –            Autumn / Winter

I love this beer as it tastes, smells and looks like an old fashioned, no nonsense brew. History and heritage written all over it. 

This beer is certainly not rounded or balanced, but that is part of its charms. It feels amateur, rough, earthy; it’s what you’d expect to find in a dark old smokey Victorian tavern and that’s what really makes this beer stand out from the rest.

Deep Inky Black with a suddy tan head, earthy and smokey on the nose.

The earthiness continues into the taste, with leathery notes (don’t let this put you off), as it’s smokiness continues to develop leading to a creamy solid bitter finish.

Great with a cigar, a slab of steak, and good company!

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