SCALDY PORTER!!! So it was in the beginning so it shall be in the end of the absolute scaldiest year of our lives so far. We’ve really had an absolute ball this year. It’s only been 12 months for Alan and Myself doing Whiplash full-time and my god have we made some juicy bangers and dangerous pals along the way.
It may be hard to fathom but our first ever release was this, Scaldy Porter – a robust chewy malt driven pint fuel sup back in 2016. Scaldy has been a homebrew favourite of ours that we took to the big brewhouse on our first outing and we’ve always been in love with this beer, not least because it’s the only been we’ve also bottled - so far. We thought it fitting to return it as a final beer to finish out what’s been an amazing year for us here.
Scaldy Porter is all about malt complexity - throwing the kitchen sink of our malt arsenal at this beer is fun. Built on a grist of Floor Malted English Pale we lash on Dark Munich, Brown Malt, Aromatic, Beech Smoked Malt, Chocolate and then two additions of Columbus at the back and the front to help along all those intense malt aromas. As with most of our dark beers this one’s fermented on our favourite WLP007 and then left alone. 100% naturally carbonated in tank (spund) helps form delicate soft tiny bubbles and complement the silky, near viscous body of this creamy chocolaty sauce.
There’s buckets of toast, caramel, cocoa, and even a hint of that rasher smoky kiss in there playing with a light hoppiness that brings them together both on the nose and delivering in the body too with a long enjoyable finish.
Scaldy Porter is available in cans this year for the first time as well as having a limited draught outing around Ireland and the UK.
Thanks for a great year to everyone who’s supported us from myself and Alan. Have a happy break between now and the new year and we’ll be ramping it up again in 2019. See you all then.
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