This tasting focuses on two very drinkable dark English ale styles. Brown Ales are medium-bodied reddish-brown beers - malt accented with a nutty character, a gentle fruitiness, and low bitterness. Alcohol is moderate, a maximum of 5%ABV. Porters are darker and stronger and exhibit a tremendous variability of characteristics within the style. Porter flavors range from chocolate and cream, to smoke and whisky, to licorice and molasses. This is a great tasting for dark beer lovers to deepen their appreciation for these fine ales and for dark beer novices to discover their often subtle complexities.
Added by dmb on December 19, 2005