From Twa Dogs (Macaloney Brewers & Distillers) brewed at the Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery comes their “Holy Willie’s Robust Porter”. The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and hints of coffee. The flavour is of roasted malts, chocolate, ash, caramel and coffee. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 25. This is quite a tasty porter and I am happy it has made its way to the mainland now.
Commercial Description: Robert Burns’ ‘Holy Willie’s Prayer’ exists as one of the great satires of poetic creation; a prayer asking forgiveness but also for the strike of Hellfire against enemies. Holy Willie’s Robust Porter exists ‘Strong as a Rock’, Hellfire borrowed to roast the malts, but asks no forgiveness from the flock. Holy Willie begins life in two lands, with BC and British specialty barley, with malted & flaked oats; but He feels the fires below more than others and his passion quickly turns to the Dark Side. Holy Willie must first destroy the young malts, but he is brewed to bring balance to the craft. His IBU bitterness is hidden behind chocolate roasted malts, the swirling maelstrom of his character is bold yet creamy, acrid yet malty. This stout ale, this Robust Porter tells you “Look, I am your Father”.