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ABV 6.0 IBU 33.1
Dick Turpin (1705 –1739) was an English highwayman whose exploits were romanticized following his execution in York for horse theft. Turpin turned to thieving and robbing in about his mid 20s, when he joined a gang, but is thought to have gone out on his own thereafter, and known for a fictional 200-mile overnight ride from London to York on his horse Black Bess. He allegedly treated all of his highway victims with the utmost respect and politeness, albeit from behind his pistol, which gave him his mythical appeal. This Porter was brewed to represent the fabled beauty of his horse and the pitch black night of his famous ride to York, but we made it a little stronger than a classic British Porter to help with Dutch courage for what was to befall him there.
Tasting Notes: This Highwayman’s Porter is a slightly stronger than normal British Porter. It has classic toasted and roasted notes followed by some dark chocolate and coffee and a nice creamy mouth feel to finish.