![151655sh_20180512105404503_20190921130945458.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmZvwhziro5z3GxepdzUuMCEe2y2BumfUMbeMmSZdwtDNY/151655sh_20180512105404503_20190921130945458.jpg) It's Saturday and as the famed Winston Churchill once said, *it's hammer time!* I haven't posted for a couple of days. Did you miss me? No matter. It's Saturday and we simply can't have a Saturday without beers! Today it's absolutely boiling. The sun is at full beam above our beautiful flat earth. A nice pale summer beer would have made perfect sense, yes? Or some kind of citrus, fizzy IPA bursting with juicy *stuffs.* Or, I could be completely maverick and go **bad cat Porter.** Oh yes, give me the dark stormy beers that taste like granite on a sunny day. Makes perfect sense. I did make a concession to the sun. One of them is a milk ice Porter and t'other a vanilla something. Almost sounds like ice cream. Let's shake our bacon!! ![k461506-picsay_20190810193418322_20190824125701330_20190831123146252_20190907203456077_20190914200916849_20190921132457620.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmd9HmpyjEibd5RmCSYDe3oFsG6LXq8criizWNmBswgMAX/k461506-picsay_20190810193418322_20190824125701330_20190831123146252_20190907203456077_20190914200916849_20190921132457620.jpg) A collaboration between Magic Rock Brewing and a local ice cream maker, Dixons. Vanilla and oats and a velvety mouth feel are promised. Mmm, I've always liked a bit of velvet! ![20190921_173201.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmWjLN4eM1pBxLn5tNFMJAidqKMN1Fetn5VCb1GJsDvKgm/20190921_173201.jpg) Look at that. Tan and brownish black like a spiders leg. Looks rather inviting. I think I will slip in. https://youtu.be/vZZo1aJxURw Mmm mmm. A fine thing indeed. Apologies in advance if the videos are not up to my usual standard of sweary buffoonery. There is a creamy tang and a very sweet vanilla finish to this. I like it. Although it could do with an extra oomph of something, **7/10 booms!** Next up!! ![1h921132457620-picsay.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmVH9BZDjS7tZ95PKKsevfvFfK2kU1VVeXR5Ez6Wfo9aLF/1h921132457620-picsay.jpg) This cheeky chap is apparently named after a couple of mischievous cats that lived in the brewery. I hope that it doesn't taste like a mischievous cat. I don't imagine that would be very pleasant. ![20190921_183345.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmX8GRmaJk4tMa5jS8KaZK1iYQf9mBS1BrJhGK4zFAiFGw/20190921_183345.jpg) It's black like Street Hawk's visor on a dark night. It looks like a furious black panther's toenails after crawling through a tar pit! Which is to say, that it is indeed dark and tempting. I get a nice waft of sugary toffee from it and that's before it gets anywhere near my mouth! https://youtu.be/bMmmH9xN9AA Rambunctious!! That's what it is! It's a fudgy dirty creamy coffee bastard of a porter and that my friends is a very good thing. Mmm, sweet malt above!! **8/10 booms!** Well, this has been a pleasant Saturday in the murky grime that has been my week. I am a happy man. I hope you all have a lovely weekend! ![20190921_160520.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmUh4PoDEUEmpLQbj4EFz9uNWbLsn2vgvMPgrbawgZ4wKk/20190921_160520.jpg) Cheers!