Pretty Things Once Upon a Time, November 15th, 1901, KK
From Pretty Things – Once upon a time, on Friday, November 15th, 1901, an Edwardian brewer stepped into a London brewhouse and brewed a beer that confounds expectations many years later. An ale darker than most Porters that uses more hops than a modern IPA. Thanks once again to the talents of brewing hostorian, Ron Pattinson, we can reproduce this moment in time from the original brewday document. This ‘KK’ beer is brewed with several pale malts, brown malt, caramelized brewing sugars and two classic English hop varieties, Bramling Cross and Kent Goldings. O.G. 1.075, 7.8% ABV.
Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project – Pretty Things Once Upon a Time, November 15th, 1901, KK – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 7.8% abv From Online trade.
Appearance: Pours a dark root beer brown with a creamy tan retaining head.
Aroma: Vanilla, herbal hops and caramel.
Taste: Spicy hops, cola, bitter roast, vanilla and savory herbs. Ever so slight butterscotch. The alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Creamy with average carbonation.
Overall: I enjoyed this beer immensely. I’ve never had a beer like this, can’t compare it to anything I’ve tried before.