Northern Monk - Patrons Project 10.03 Culinary Concepts India Porter
This beer was brewed to showcase a popular dish at Leeds restaurant Home - Pigeon breast with game ragout, fennel and truffled pomme soufflé. The idea was for the sweetness of the beer's malt to rest nicely alongside the balance of flavours in the dish, with the subtle liquorice notes harmonising with the fennel ketchup. Northern Monk felt this flavour profile would complement a darker style of beer which led them down the path of an India porter! For the grain bill, they used copious amounts of nine different malts all selected on their ability to suggest and create subtle liquorice flavours alongside plenty of oats for a rich mouthfeel. They then dry hopped with Mosaic, Columbus and Phoenix to offer hints of blueberry, pepper and molasses.