Beery Christmas Day 19: Thornbridge Coconut Chocolate Porter
Thornbridge Brewery Coconut Chocolate Porter – Craft Beer from England’s green and pleasant land
Another Beery Christmas alumnus, Thornbridge has been dazzling Beery Christmas fans for a few years now, and 2018 is no exception. Founded in 2005, Thornbridge Brewery is a highly-respected English brewery that now ranks among ratebeer's list of the world's top 100 breweries – a position it has held for several years now!
From the very beginning the brewery specialised in Cask Beers, however they also offer a superb range of bottled beers, showcasing their finest and most popular recipes. In addition to traditional brewing methods, they also strive to innovate, both in their choice of top-quality ingredients, and the recipes used.
Thanks to their expertise, Thornbridge's beers continue to win awards - one of its most successful is Jaipur IPA. Thornbridge’s motto is Innovation-Passion-Knowledge, three words that couldn’t have been better chosen!
Beer and chocolate – what’s not to like?
Thornbridge love chocolate and it’s only natural to give gifts you love yourself at Christmas!
The name Chocolate Coconut Porter says it all: rich, dark, toasty Porter brewed with milk chocolate, coconut and just a little of that Thornbridge magic! The black body and caramel coloured head release waves of dark roast malt with an irresistibly simple chocolate and coconut note that will have chocoholics hooked instantly.
This Bounty bar theme is continued on the smooth, agreeably slender palate with more milk chocolate and soft coconut coupled with sweet malts that conspire to take this sweet, silky porter to a magical chocolate finish.
Porter, a beer with baggage
As far back as the 18th Century, the London Porter style was popular with London's manual labourers, including porters – from which it gets its name - thanks to its rich, filling character. In fact, for some it was the main meal of the day!
Originally brewed entirely with Brown Malt, like Stouts, Porters came into their own in the 19th Century with the invention of Patent Black Malt – a super-dark malt that's dry-roasted at over 200°C.
Today, the style has travelled the world, with countries like Ireland, and the Baltic states creating their very own versions.