Marstonís / Sinebrychoff Porter (Marstonís version)

Formerly brewed at Marstonís
Burton-on-Trent, England
6.2% Porter | 27 Ratings | Special Release |
NOTE! IF YOU HAD SINEBRYCHOFF PORTER ON DRAUGHT/KEG AFTER JUNE 2009 - THIS IS NOT A CORRECT ENTRY. RATINGS GO UNDER THE "Sinebrychoff Koff Porter"! This entry is for the special one-off cask version only.

Cask, Special;
The brewer from this famous brewery has visited Marstonís Brewery, Burton upon Trent, to re-create this classic beer, renowned by beer critics and drinkers throughout the world. Virtually black in colour, this is brewed using four varieties of malt (pilsner, Munich, brown and caramel), providing intense aromas of toastiness, chocolate, coffee and liquorice. It is strongly hopped to provide an impressive, bitter finish to this outstanding, complex imperial stout-style beer. Hops used: Saaz

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