A shaggy companion, this is a man's-best-friend of a porter. A coat of beautiful deep mahogany is filled with gruff notes of chocolate, caramel and distinctly British Maris Otter base malt. Its persistently fluffy head lolls into a smooth, creamy body. Tame enough for a few rounds of fetch, this laid-back sipper is surprisingly complex for such a low-gravity beer. It’s not the bee’s knees, it’s not even the cat’s meow, it’s better than that—it’s the Mutt’s Nuts.
Bready, toasty malt aroma with a hint of roastiness. Low hop aroma and medium-low esters. No diacetyl.
Deep brown color with ruby and mahogany highlights, brilliant clarity. Firm tan head with fair stability and retention.
Bready malt base with hints of caramel, chocolate, and low roastiness. Moderate fruity esters. Predominantly malt forward with restrained bitterness and low hop flavor. Fairly dry. No diacetyl. Smooth aftertaste of chocolate and faint roast.
Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Slight creaminess. No alcohol warmth or astringency.
Easy drinking dark English ale, complex flavors for such a low gravity beer.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
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I've done about a doz brews so far (MrBeer, Midwest) and this is very much my favorite so far. Mutts Nuts, added 4 MRB 6.25 oz booster, steeped 2 MRB 2 oz cocoa nibs 20 min after boil, then added Brewers Best 3 oz natural pecan and 2 oz chocolate flavorings before cold crash, pitched w s-04 yeast. Everyone raved about it.
Easy, straight-forward instructions.
Pretty good tasting beer.
Haven't tried it yet