DetailsOriginating in London, this black ale owes it’s 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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4.9 / 5.069 ReviewsGreat taste, great valueBought this not expecting a whole lot because of the price, but was pleasantly surprised. This was my first beer with the keg and I'm already down 3 gallons. Buy the beer, you won't regret it.February 5, 2013great simple beerFirst time I brewed it, everyone loved it. Primary for 10 days and secondary with vanilla for 2 weeks. I wish is had more mouth feel, I might try and add some chocolate at the end of the boil or with the vanilla in the secondary. As you can tell, I will definitely brew again.February 5, 2013great kitI purchased this kit because I like dark beers. Normally I like to buy locally, but even with shipping, it was cheaper to buy the kit from Midwest than it was to decided to add my own touches to it. I brewed it using 1 pound of honey and also sliced 3 vanilla beans and soaked them in vodka for a week, in which I added to a secondary fermenter once the intitial fermentation was done. After bottling, I waited 2 weeks to try it and it was awesome.February 10, 2013Great beerI made this kit, but added vanilla beans and toasted coconut flakes to the secondary. Turned out fantastic! Everyone who tried one loved it as well. I would definitely do it again, and maybe do it with out the vanilla and coconut, just to get a feel for how the base porter is.February 4, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoCreates Lovers of PortersI wanted to try a Porter since I was interested in the history of the beer style. Absolutely excellent! I brewed it with a friend and loved the smell of the slight coffee/chocolate aroma in the house over the next 2 days. Great easy drinking session beer for those that crave a smooth creamy flavor without being too heavy. Salud!February 13, 2013Great Base BeerI use this porter as a base for brewing a bourbon soaked hickory recipe. It turns out great! I add about 4 oz of hickory chips and cover it with my favorite bourbon. Soak this for about 5 days or so and add to the secondary. It turns out great.February 14, 2013Good Sh*t!This kit turned out great! I started with 12 cups of strong black coffee (8 o'clock) and 1 extra pound of dark DME and used liquid yeast.. I triple fermented for a total of 2 months and bottle conditioned for 12 days. That might have been overkill but I cant argue with the results. This turned out to be the best beer I have ever made. I gave some to my girlfriend who doesnt even drink beer and she really liked it.. I highly recommend this kit.February 19, 2013Really goodMy second brew and turned out better than the first. I don't think I did anything different, just a better kit maybe. Anyway, I love dark beers and this is it. A basic porter, but tasted like I expected, very good. My only suggestion is to get the better yeast, my attenuation has been a little low with the regular yeast.February 20, 2013Vanilla porterOrdered this to make a vanilla porter. Overall very good, lacked a little body after 2 weeks of bottle conditioning. Based on some of the other reviews it should improve over time. Will probably make again.February 24, 2013Great porterThis was my second brew. I decided to try something new and added a bit of homemade vanilla at bottling time. It turned out great, and keeps getting better with each passing month. Also, the Midwest staff was helpful when I called in to figure out how/when to add vanilla, since I was new to home brewing. Thanks!February 27, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 6 answerscan I do this with out going thru a 2nd fermenter?BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. Two weeks in the primary. But even if you secondary to another bucket instead of a carboy it's still going to give you a cleaner and crisper tasting beer. If you are going for a longer ferment you will need to separate the beer from the dead yeast that settles at the bottom of the bucket. The dead yeast actually pops and will release off flavors and your beer. If you ferment too long and there's no living East left in your wort, you won't be able to bottle it and have carbonated beer. You'll be able to keg it and force carbonate it but not bottle it. Hope that helpsTwo questions: are there any issues with doing a yeast starter (dry) with this recipe? Also if I get delayed brewing it should I put the hops in the refrigerator until I am ready to brew?