QTN™: Ridley’s Witchfinder Porter

Before I tuck into follow-up thoughts from Dave’s talk today at Microsoft, a brief pause of appreciation for a really fine porter. One of my monthly beer selections, Ridley’s Witchfinder Porter. Color when poured is a deep ruby-black, with a big (albeit shortlived) thick white head. Nose is malty, toffee-ish almost, with hints of chocolate. After that, the initial taste is malty and full but turns surprisingly, pleasantly dry after, with hints of smoke and more chocolate after. Definitely recommended as a pleasant change from American porters (not that there’s anything wrong with them…)