DetailsOriginating in London, this black ale owes its name to the porters who favored the robust brew. It evolved from the brown ales being brewed around London at the time and eventually gave rise to stout. London Fog pours into your glass like a murky Thames on a moonless night - jet black, capped with a tan head. This assertive ale is dominated by roasted flavors of black coffee and dark chocolate. It has a bracing bitterness from the combination of hops and roasted malts, with a dry bittersweet finish. The rich flavor can enliven a barbecue sauce or chili, and stands up well to strong cheeses such as aged cheddar or pungent Stilton.
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4.8 / 5.08 ReviewsTasty!This Porter is smooth and delicious. Even my "afraid of the dark" friends like it!February 7, 2010This beer was the best yet.After I procrastinated taking this beer out of my secondary fermenter for 2 months, I kegged it and found this beer to be one of the best.May 4, 2010Soild porter not overly heavyMade this kit and added some smoked grain to it. Was one of the kegs I made for my yearly pig roast and was a big hit, tons of complements. Good balanced porter._x000D__x000D_February 21, 2011Very rich tasty Porter!This porter turned out great! I followed the directions until the secondary fermenter and added some molasses. It was very tasty my Polish neighbors nearly drank it all. I would brew this one again.May 30, 2011Great beer, but finicky.This is a great beer, but I'm not sure what the efficiency of equipment was calculated based on. My equipment isn't very good, and it turned out a little weak and I still didn't get very much. Just be careful if you're using a DIY rig._x000D__x000D_Still, very delicious, would recommend.January 17, 2013great easy drinkerthis beer is a nice, low abv porter. exactly what I was looking for, good, rich flavor, but not as roasty as a stout. I wanted a fairly low alcohol beer that had flavor, and this kit delivered. I used the s-04 dry yeast, although the liquid options should be just as good.March 7, 2013This kit makes good porterI added a quart of home-made molasses while cooking the brew. Check out youtube for ideas on how to work with a grain kit. I used 2 cooking pots (3 gal size?), divided the malt, did the steeping (used a thermometer to check temp) for about an hour, then strained out the grain (didnt have enough cheese clothe for both pots) and did a low boil for an hour - added the molasses about 10 minutes into the boil, added the hops according to the directions. When done, poured it into the 5 gal fermenter and added some water - let it cool before adding the yeast when the temp is about 80 degrees. Let if ferment a month - then syphon it out, stir in the priming sugar, bottle, made 56 bottles. It's ready to drink after a month or so after bottling. It's more work to use a grain kit than cans of malt extract, but it made good brew.March 5, 2012Good porter not very strong.I have been all grain brewing for a long time and have very good luck with the kits from Midwest , but for some reason I only got about 50% conversion during the mash. My ph and temps were all good, I don't know what happened. In the end I had to add some extract. It still turned out to be a very good porter in the end.November 22, 2012
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