Highest Rating Awarded to Dead Wax

We're thrilled that Dead Wax has won three stars at this year's Great Taste Awards. A huge congratulations to our amazing brew team for this one.

About Dead Wax

A beer to fit tightly within our ethos at Orbit Beers, paying homage to European brewing heritage and traditions. Named after the runoff area on vinyl records, with a nod to Seven (named for the 7” single) our Double Brown Stout which we have brewed in previous winters at Orbit.

Dead Wax is our take on a classic London Porter. Based on the late nineteenth-century interpretation of the style. Complex rich malt, with aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel and malty biscuit. More chocolate, coffee and black treacle on the palate. Rich full body, robust bitterness and a subtle earthy/lemony hop character combine to create a distinctively dry and drinkable dark ruby-coloured beer. 


Great Taste 3-stars: Exquisite           

"Extraordinarily tasty – around 2% of products are awarded 3-stars each year. Don’t leave the shop without buying it!"

Don't just take our word for it. Here is what the Great Taste Judges had to say:

"Great looking with attractive differentiation between the creamy head and dark body.  This porter delivers both on the nose and the flavour. Rich and oozing quality, the flavours dance from marmalade to chocolate and sweet bitterness leaving a satisfyingly long and gentle finish. Good for pairing with meats and stews and more."


"This deep, dark, sultry porter has a lovely creamy head and is very well conditioned. There is liquorice, vanilla and caramel on the nose. On tasting those aromas burst into flavours, swirling around the mouth, dancing on the palate. It is not too sweet and leads to a glorious bitter finale. All the favours linger long on the palate after swallowing, making it a joy to imbibe. This is a glorious drinking experience."

"A good example of a porter with a rich dark ruby colour, sturdy cap of foam, delicious malt notes and a rich, toasted, bitter finish."



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