Black Hole Porter
Hops: Challenger, Bramling Cross (both UK), Willamette (USA)
Malts: Maris Otter, Wheat Malt, Crystal Malt, Dark Crystal Malt, Black Malt
Allergens: Contains Gluten
Black Hole Porter
Big dark malt flavours combine with a sweet and fruity hop taste to make this strong porter exceedingly drinkable.
We’re famous for our pale and gold coloured beers at Oakham Ales but we brew some brilliant black beers.
Black Hole Porter takes a traditional style and gives it a modern, refreshingly hoppy twist. First brewed in 1996, our brewing team now age Black Hole Porter in casks to produce the exceptional beer that we know today.
Oakham’s Cask Aged beers command a lot of the brewing team’s care and attention and these award-winning beers prove that it’s time well spent!
The process starts with great beer being brewed in the usual Oakham way, but at the end of the initial fermentation, yeast cells are removed from the beer.
This is because yeast gets tired and a bit bad tempered after working hard in the fermentation process and this can cause undesirable aromas and flavours.
So fresh yeast is introduced to complete the fermentation – a process known as “Krausening” and the method which ensures that Oakham’s Cask Aged beers taste so smooth and drinkable.
The beer is then racked in casks and cellared like a fine wine to allow development of the remarkable flavours and conditioning that characterize the Oakham Cask Aged range.
All of the Oakham Cask Aged beers are aged for at least 6 weeks – usually for much longer, with Black Hole Porter being aged for at least 3 months.
2014 - Gold - SIBA East, Porters & Stouts
2012 - Silver - SIBA East, Porters & Stouts
2011 - Gold - SIBA East, Porters & Stouts
2008 - Gold - SIBA East, Overall Champion