Porter without liquorice!

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  1. Nov 27, 2017 #1

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    Can anyone recommend a porter kit with no liquorice taste? (Can't stand liquorice). What about the Festival Pride of London? If anyone can confirm whether this has / doesn't have a liquorice taste, that would be a huge help! Thanks...
     
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    Porters dont normally have a liquorice taste. If you have had a porter with this taste it's because it hasnt had enough time to conditon. The liquorice taste is an ester from the yeast. It will condition out with enough time
     
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    Thanks. Some do seem to have an element of liquorice, though, and some, like Sainsburys London Porter explicitly advertise it, as though it were a good thing. (The outrage). Do people think the Festival Pride of London is a liquorice-free zone?!
     
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    Not tried the Festival kit, but Woodfordes Nog is a nice dark ale/porter without any overly strong dominant flavors. Definitely not liqourish, that's for sure.
     
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    You could try a paler kit, like a ruby ale, as a base and steep some dark crystal and chocolate malt. That way you'll have a fresher tasting kit and more control of the flavour you put in it.

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    Thanks everyone. Food for thought.
     

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