REVIEW – The Vampire Robust Porter

REVIEW – The Vampire Robust Porter

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BEER NAME: The Vampire

BEER STYLE: Robust Porter

BREWERY: Red Sky Brew

REGION: Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape

ABV: 6%

INGREDIENTS: Malted barley, hops, yeast and water

BREWER’S NOTES: The Vampire is a smooth and warming, pitch black take on a porter; enticing even the non-porter drinker to have a pint. Strong flavours of coffee and chocolate makes this rich and pleasurable.

TASTING NOTES:

  • APPEARANCE: Seriously pitch black, good sized light brown head with fair retention
  • AROMA: Coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate ice cream
  • FLAVOUR: Bold coffee flavours up front with a sweet toasted malt backbone, and a slightly bitter coca powder ending
  • MOUTHFEEL: Full bodied, smooth warming porter with appropriate carbonation levels.
  • OVERALL: The bold happy coffee and chocolate flavours in this brew combined with the full-bodied mouthfeel simply lends itself to a pleasant winter nights indulgence.
  • PAIR WITH: Although this would easily go with a smoked paprika dish or a Brazilian Black bean feijoada, I would recommend pairing this with a 70-90% dark chocolate, flourless chocolate cake or bread pudding.

BREW REVIEW RATING: 7.75 /10

BREWER’S STATS:

MEASURABLE SPEC
ABV 6%
Colour (EBC) Stats not available – estimate 70
IBU’s 19
Ingredients Malted barley, hops, yeast and water
Glass Imperial Glass (Guinness Glass)
Original gravity Not Available
PRICE (AVE) R 25
Serving temperature 7-10°C
Style Robust Porter
BREW REVIEW RATING 7.75 /10
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