The Porter Style originated in England, it is believed the name resulted from its popularity with manual labourers such as the porters who worked the docks. The Gladstone Porter is a North American style meaning it has a higher alcohol content, drier profile, and bitterer flavour than its English counterpart. The dry prominent black malt character can verge on burnt, resulting in flavours of coffee and dark chocolate.
The black body of the Gladstone Porter is intimidating to some, irresistible to others. Strong aromas of dark chocolate and coffee waft from the creamy head, followed by flavours of dark fruit, mild raisin and malty sweetness. Mouth feel is full bodied, in the North American style, and dry toasted malt character is apparent on the finish.
ABV – 5.5%
Malts – Canadian Pale, English Black, Extra Dark Crystal, American Crystal
Hops – German Magnum
Yeast- wlp090 San Diego Super Yeast