A Patron’s project from Northern Monk Brew Co. featuring the talents of local U.K artists. This edition profiles Tom Joy and his photography from the crashed DC3 in Iceland, with the beer being a local collaboration with North Star coffee using beans from the Costa Rican San Isidro region.
Decanning gives a sweet almost smoked aroma of toasted coffee and rich dark chocolate. The pour is near darn perfect. A jet black pour generates a superb mocca brown head that remains fluffy and creamy throughout. Subdued citrus aromas now punch through and release deeper flavors of berry and dark fruits. The taste is moderately bitter with fruity berry and chocolate, yet surprisingly multifaceted. The coffee is a flavour powerhouse that compliments the malt like the berry flavours and serves almost perfectly. The reinforcing effect of the coffee presence works seamlessly with the thick oily mouthfeel texture, reminding you of just how complex a porter can be. Spectacular!