…and how I also love the output of the folks from the Town Mill Brewery in Lyme Regis.
Black(!) Ven pours a very suitably black, black, with a nice faintly off-white head.
The nose is all minerals and malt with a subtle fruitiness.
There’s lots of carbonation up-front before you get to the taste and then it’s all warm alcohol, complex woody and fruity notes and then a very gentle charred note at the back. A good mouth-feel – despite the slightly generous carbonation.
Black Ven gets even more complex after the swallow and resurges nicely with leather and wood and more gentle char.
I think this is a lovely, complex porter – but I do wish it was a tad less carbonated.
Mouth-watering and tasty.
Well done (again) Town Mill…