As if one needed an excuse. So I reached for a bottle of Wensleydale Porter, at 6.6% a punchy little number. This dark-copper coloured ale exudes a sweet toffee aroma. As you take your first sips, bags of malt come flooding through. It's a fruity beer with hints of sultanas and molasses, without being sweet. A nice warming beer. You can just imagine Wallace and Grommit curled up in front of a roaring fire supping this wholesome ale. Silence from the BAers.