Matilda Bay’s New Winter Warmer Longshot

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Winter has well and truly arrived here in Australia with its cold winds and frequent rains, relief is thankfully on hand though with the release of Maltida Bay’s latest seasonal named “Longshot”. Its inception came after Matilda Bay head brewer Scott Vincent and gourmet coffee roaster Toby Smith started comparing stories about roasting malt and coffee beans over a beer.

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Bright Staircase Porter – 5.7% Alcohol – Vic

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Its that time of year again in Sydney when it gets cold, and our drinking preferences change from super chilled light easy drinking lagers to something a bit more refined with plenty of body. Something to sip on slowly and ponder the flavours on a cold winters night.

The Bright Staircase porter is the perfect match to the genre, emptying the bottle into a glass you are greeted by a brew, black as the ace of spades accompanied with a white creamy tightly packed headed which slowly dies down after a few minutes. This beer’s aroma predominantly features toasted coffee with hints of cocoa. On the palate it come across slightly sweet with on at the start, followed by blast of flavour comes through mid way featuring sweet oatmeal and coffee flavours with the odd hint of chocolate leaving an after-taste which is predominated by toffee and caramel notes

To drink i found this beer to be somewhat similar in flavour to a Coopers Stout although a fair bit smoother.

**Best enjoyed around 8 – 9 Degrees Celsius to let the full range of flavours shine though.

Verdict: An excellent dark beer, great to sip on a cold rainy winters night. Order yourself a case online from the brewery you won’t regret it!

Rating: 8.3 / 10

Link: Bright Brewery

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