6.2% ABV STOUT PORTER
OUR STOUT PORTER AT 6.2% ABV IS BREWED TO THE OLDEST TRADITION, USING LARGE VOLUMES OF BROWN AND AMBER MALTS, WITHOUT RELIANCE ON BLACK PATENT MALT FOR TASTE AND COLOUR.
CONSEQUENTLY IT HAS A COMPLEX CHARACTER; DEEP RUBY IN COLOUR WITH A BIG CHOCOLATE NOSE; THE PALATE IS COFFEE, SPICE, RUM AND RAISON, AND VERY GENTLE SMOKE.
His image is depicted on a commemorative Irish silver 15 Euro coin.
A memorial to him, in red terracotta stands opposite Fenwick on Blackett Street in Newcastle City Centre, disguises a Metro ventilation shaft, and goes largely unnoticed by passers by; yet his main invention affected every aspect of modern life and went into production on Tyneside.
The eventual sad demise of North East engineering, invention and excellence should not cast a shadow on the genius works and legacy of Charles Algernon Parsons, and at Firebrick Brewery we raise a symbolic toast to him in the shape of our Parsons’ Stout Porter.
Stout Porters, Double Porters and Extra Porters were a common drink in the 19C.
Stout, double, or extra, meant strong or dark.
Later during successive world wars, grain rationing led to a reduction in beer alcohol content and Stout Porters dropped from six or seven percent ABV to around four percent.
They kept their colour dropped the word “Porter”and became Stouts.
Single Porters lost their place to these Stouts and dropped out of fashion, until they were revived by the American craft beer movement in the 1970s.
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Ingredients: Water, Barley Malt, Oats, Hops, Tonka Beans, Yeast