English Whisky Barrel Aged Greenwich Ale

750ml bottle. 6% Bottled for M&S by Meantime.

Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, light coffee and a hint of whisky. Taste is malty with roast malt, coffee, dark fruit, caramel and light whisky notes. Finish is dry and quite earthy with dark fruit , light coffee and whisky

This is a version of the ubiquitous porter which has been aged for 5 months in single malt English whisky barrels.

Having criticised the brewery recently I must admit this is good. I think the porter is now the best of the beers they do and the barrel ageing enhances it. This is notably drier than the standard porter and the dark fruit flavour seems to be more emphatic. The whisky element is quite light but is evident. There are certainly better barrel-aged beers around but this is worth trying.