Breakwater Docker's Porter

Brewed by Breakwater Brewery
Dover, England
4.1% Porter | 0 Ratings | 33 IBU | Series Seasonal |
Dockers Porter. Dockers Porter is a modern take on an old-school porter, an early winter seasonal. Typically, albeit much debated, Porter is a dark style of beer developed in London from well-hopped beers made from brown malt. The name was first recorded in the 18th century, and is thought to come from its popularity with street and river porters. The history and development of stout and porter are intertwined. However, the inspiration for this beer started back when we were planning for Breakwater as it is now in early 2016. Rob, who built our “brewers patio”, over looking the River Dour, isn’t a hop head, he’s a dark-beer-head (?!), plus we’d seen labels for a Leney’s Oatmeal Stout. Asking more detailed questions of Rob, getting him to describe beers he liked and beers he didn’t we came to this. Blame Rob if you don’t like it. The ingredients are: Simpsons Golden Promise, Double Roasted Crystal “DRC”, T50, Chocolate Malt, Roast barley and Golden Naked Oats. It’s hopped with a dash of US Columbus hops and a touch of the new UK hop Endeavour at the end of boil and fermented with our house yeast. It’s a full on liquorice, raisin, chocolate number keeping an easy 4.1% abv.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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