Making a good dark Porter isn’t just about malt. Sure you’ve got your crystal, chocolate and roast malts to provide lots of body and a healthy shade of who-turned-the-lights-out, but balance demands something more than that; specifically, generous additions of hops. What hops, when and how much? That’s a long conversation, but even when we manage to bail Carl up on the subject we can never pump it out of him. Best to just enjoy it and stop worrying.