Alluringly rich, our deep mahogany coloured porter has a delightful malty sweetness with notes of chocolate and toffee. Entwined within a delicate balance of dried fruit esters reminiscent of plums, prunes and raisins, Marlborough sun-ripened cherries added in the final stage of fermentation make this delectable beer dance on your tastebuds.
"I’m not sure what it is about cherries that give even the darkest of beers a slightly reddish tinge to the head. This one was a sort of off-white to grey with that hint of red. While the beer was a deep, dark chocolate colour on top, the base of the glass what a poetical type might call a roseate hue. The aromas lean toward a perfumy cherryvite along with dark charry porter character. The first flush of flavours upon tasting are a cooling wash of tasty berrifruit and more orthodox porter chocolates. Not much discernible bitterness and the finish leans more toward dessert-like cherry tart. This beer does what it says on the label and it earns a big like from me."
Source: Ratebeer.com (jimthechap)