Beer Reviews – London Porter and Little Betty

Taking some time out of my day to give a couple of beer reviews for you. I know, you’d expect nothing less right? Let’s dive right in!

London Porter

This offering from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC in Chiswick, London, England weighs in at 5.4% ABU and an unspecified IBU and gravity rating.

Had on tap at Argos Brewhouse and Bookstore in Sweetwater, TX. Pours a dark chestnut brown color with streaks of maroon. Thick tan head. Aromas consist of dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Flavors follow exactly – with notes of roasted malt and dark chocolate early supported by a light roast coffee finish and a tinge of vanilla. Medium in body with sharp carbonation.

Easy drinking and sessionable, this is one to kill several at with friend at the pub. It’s got good flavor, it’s well-balanced and won’t overwhelm anyone. A gob-smacking brew for sure. Rating: 4.25/5.

Little Betty

This Imperial Stout hails from Nebraska Brewing company in La Vista. It weighs in at 9% ABV, 83 IBU and an unspecified gravity rating.

Jet black pour with a thick tan head that sticks around and laces the glass like crazy. Aromas of raisin, pine, mocha, coffee, roasted notes. Flavors consist of a roasted malt core with dark chocolate, espresso and a tinge of vanilla. Raisins on the finish along with a big wallop of pine and grapefruit hops. Medium in body and carbonation and drinks easily enough with the alcohol being well hidden.

Good flavors, plenty of flavor but a little lacking in mouthfeel for me. When I drink an Imperial Stout I want to be able to chew my beer. This one didn’t deliver in that department but the taste was great. Rating: 4/5.

So that’s it for today. Have you had either? Let me know what you thought!

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