Welbeck Abbey Portland Black
While on our Summer Roadtrip, James and I were thrilled to try the first bottling of Portland Black, brewster Claire's third regular ale.
With a lovely nose of chocolate and coffee, it's all about the delicious malt in the mix, with rich dark and milk chocolate flavours and a sprightly lift to the finish.
"It's somewhere between a dark mild and a porter," says the talented lass. "All the flavour of a porter without the weight." I'll drink to that.