Fire and Passion by Northern Monk (Patrons Proect)

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Beer Name: Patrons Project 1.03 - Fire and Passion

Brewer: Northern Monk Brew Co., Leeds, UK

Date Sampled:  28th January 2017

ABV: 7.4%

Serving Type: Can

Location Sampled: Home

The Northern Monk Patrons Project was set up by the brewery to encourage creative collaborations in the north of England.

This 1.03 Fire and Passion is one of three Coffee Porters created with photographer Tom Joy and North Star Coffee Roasters. The marketing information describes this brew as using Cerro de Jesus coffee as well as chocolate and orange juice.

It's worth noting that I'm drinking this can only two days before the best before date printed on the bottom, although my experience of porters and stouts is that these dates can be considered as a guide only.

Fire and Passion has a thick consistency which with a heavy pour produces a small caramel coloured head with no real lacing. It is very dark, almost black in colour, and doesn't let a lot of light through.

The nose is predominantly coffee but some delicate floral and citrus hints also come through.

Although the coffee does follow through from the nose, the citrus orange notes really come to the fore. That, along with the rich chocolate and a luxurious consistency that coats your tongue, reminds you off scoffing a chocolate orange.

It's actually got far more complex flavours than some of the coffee porters I've tried and I could imagine this one being a little divisive. However I think it all works very well together and it's another Northern Monk beer that I'd definitely drink again.


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