Russell Black Death Porter

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Russell Black Death Porter is a terrific offering from a brewery that is best known for a rather mediocre cream ale. With their range of 650 ml ‘Brewmaster series’ they have definitely shown that they are more serious about beer than their 6-pack selections, sometimes suggest. This is a really rich and malty porter with a ton of black molasses , and a subtle note of hop, but it plays second fiddle to the delicious sweet, roasted flavours that dominate. The finish isn’t cloying though as there is just enough bitterness to balance it all out. All in all a very nice porter!

ABV: 6.5%

Best Served: 10°C

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  • […] Anyway, yes, yam drinking a porter. This particular one is BLACK DEATH from Russell Brewing. A local outfit with a couple well known more widely produced beers, this one is about the same darkness as Guinness, but with a more copper shade. Yes, sunlight does go through it. Flavour is alright, as with most dark beers, as it warms a little it improves. There’s some sweetness in there that seems like too much when it’s right out of the fridge, but now that it’s had some time to breathe in a pint glass and warm a smidge it’s sipping quite nicely. For a more in depth review check out this. […]

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