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Abbeydale Smoked Porter

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Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Porter
Sheffield, England

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Rich, dark smoked porter made with beech-smoked malts and spicy hops. Smoky flavours balanced by hop fruits and a pleasantly sweet finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
(Cask): Almost black colour, small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, slight cocoa and an overall smokey character. Heavy roasted malt flavour, some coffee, cocoa and sweet dark fruits with a fantastic smokiness on the palate. Really smooth and balanced drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6391) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 7/03/2011. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Peaty aroma with some decent chocolate notes. Flavour had some sweetish fruit, plenty more chocolate and an ashy edge, with a lingering dry finish. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2769) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Cask at the Shovel, Lye. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma was smoked peat and roasted fruity malt underneath. Taste was mild smoked peat to start and a smoked peat blackcurrant finish. A bit thin, perhaps not the best condition.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2011
Gravity cask at the Bricklayer’s Arms BF, 2011. Pours a semi-clear, ruby brown with a soft, off-white head. Nose holds some understated smoked malts and some definite sugar. Flavor is nice and sweet with dark malts, medium roast, with great but not too intense smokiness and some mild, earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes sweet and smokey, some light wood, charcoal, dark sugar and faint hops, perhaps citrus. Awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
Cask gravity, 2nd Hinckley Beer Fest. Mahogany with an off white skim and ruby glints. Soft charcoal dusty cocoa aroma with burnt toast and bramble fruit. Silky and insinuating; lovely balance of cocoa softness underpinned with tanging US hoppage, blackberry, orange, thyme. Smoke for dessert, but not of the carbonised kind I was expecting. I expected. A minor wow moment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8180) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
Cask, Hinckley Fest 09. Black with a small beige head. Aromas are very vinous with chocolate and citrus. Smoky peat notes. Flavours are earthy and lightly woody wit chocolate sweet malts. Quite bitter on the finish with decent smokiness. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
Cask@2nd Hinckley Beer Festival, 2009. Almost pitch black beer with a lightly malty and lightly smoked aroma. The flavour is gently bitter and smoked. Overall a nice lightly bitter and smoked porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3617) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2009
Cask, at Yarborough Hunt in Brigg. Deep ruby red with lasting creamy off white head and fine gentle condition. Initial roast malt with a background phenolic smokiness in the nose, quite dry and roasted in the mouth with more muted smokiness, plus a touch of nuttiness as it warms, finish is moderately dry and bitter with a touch of sweet toffee and some more retronasal phenol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 Damn this is a good brewery. First cask of this had an infection that came through only on the nose and you could still tell it was a good beer. Second is exactly what I was hoping for - enticing aroma of smoked cheese and hops, a wonderful rich yet medium bodied mouthfeel with smoke, chocolate, hint of fruit and a bittersweet finish. Great condition. Smoke and hops to finish. Excellent balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Pigs Ear. Dark mahogany colour with a thin rim of beige bubbles. Smoky malt with some slight mineral notes and plenty of fruit. Slightly smoky finish. Rather dull. I was hoping for much better but looking at the other rates maybe this wasn’t on top form.


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