London Smoke Porter – ABV 7.8%

Originally produced for #collabfest14, this collaboration is subtle in its smokiness and instead focuses on chocolate and liquorice thanks to East Kent Goldings hops.

Look: This Imperial Porter, brewed with smoked barley, pours black with a tan head and displays small amount of lacing.

Aroma: Bitter chocolate, liquorice, coffee grounds and a hint of smoke.

Taste: You get all those flavours with the addition of blackberry and vanilla, softly carbonated and nicely balanced with the smoke – which complements but never dominates.

Food Pairing: Pair this beer with smoky food to avoid a clash of flavours. It makes an excellent accompaniment to a bacon sandwich.

CC Porter – ABV 7.7%

Beautiful coffee and coconut porter made with golding hops.

Look: Black beer with a beige head.

Aroma: Coconut, caramel and fruity hops.

Taste: Lots of coconut, which gives way to roasted malts and then a nice fruity, hoppy coffee finish. 

Verdict: This beer wouldn’t be any bigger on coconut if it started firing them at you a cannon. Fortune favours the brave when it comes to flavour combinations, and this one has really paid off for the brewers at Uiltje.

Baltic Porter – ABV 8.4%

For this porter a cold-fermenting lager yeast with a clean, subtle flavour profile was used to allow the stewed and roasted malts to shine (all 10 of them no less). Toffee and caramel to start, leading into lightly spicy, hazelnut coffee and rich dark chocolate.

Brewed in collaboration with YellowBelly Beer.