Pours a deep black with lots of bubbles clinging to the glass. The head is thick, tan, and noisy, and very gradually fades away. The line between head and beer is sharply defined.
First sip: Sweet, but dark roasted malts, a little caramel, and a lot of fruity flavours. A mildl hops after-taste that lingers. Mouth feel is a little thin and fizzy, but nice. Beer burp is nice.
Yes, the head is noisy. I could hear the bubbles popping and crackling as they burst. And the fruity flavours are a sort of mix of citrus, plums, and berries. It needs a little more hops to balance that - it seems a little light on hops to my taste. But this is a nice ale. I could drink lots of it.
Looks like my trips to Dubbo will be passing through Mudgee more often. And it's a restaurant! Looks like the perfect place to stop for a second breakfast.
Oh, and cheese? A nice sharp cheddar is perfect.
Mudgee Porter Ale
Mudgee Brewing Co.
Same again, sir? Yes please.