I picked up this pint of Dig Brew Cask Bier Porter in The Keans Head, which is one of the best Nottingham bars. You'll always find a huge selection of beers there so Cask Bier Porter must have really stood out. Dig Brew are based in Digbeth, Birmingham. I don't really know much else about the brewery so I assume they're pretty new. Cask Bier Porter is a 4% offering that pours absolutely jet black, it's rare to get a beer quite this dark these days. The small, almost none existent, white head turns to lacing in the blink of an eye, and even that fades shortly after.
Dig Brew Cask Bier Porter has a very slight roast malts and coffee beans aroma, but to be honest you have to almost dip your nose in to even get that. This is a very weak smelling beer, but then a lot of porters are. Fortunately things get better once you actually drink it. The texture is about medium bodied, and the taste is seriously good. You'll get a slight roasted coffee bean taste but really this is all about the malts. It's so simple, but so effective. It's actually quite nice in this age of weird and often wonderful beer tastes to just be able to sit down with a nice, easy drinking, slightly smoky porter. Dig Brew Cask Bier Porter is a bit of a blast from the past, a simpler time, but it's certainly an excellent beer. 9 out of 10.