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Beavertown Imperial Smog

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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Hackney Wick, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled Conditioned; Special - Alpha Series. Released in December 2013.

Malt: Pale, Smoked, Brown, Oats, Munich, Crystal, Wheat, Chocolate, Black, 5 Sugars.
Hops: Magnum, Chinook
What a beast the Lord Smog is. Smokey, packed full of body and buckets of hops like an old salty dry sea dog. The Smoke drifts under the liquorice, coffee and charcoal notes. Oh Lord.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2022) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Keg at the Euston tap. Aroma is smoked malt, vanilla and oak. Some toasted marshmallow in the nose as well. Dark caramel pour with a lasting tan head. Flavour is toast, low mellow rauch malt and choc. Finish is lingering roast and wood. with some hot alcohol. Palate is velvety smooth and effervescent in the finish. Some charred wood. Very clean ferment. So so good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15596) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Draft @ LCBF 2013. Pours a near black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate smoky aroma. Roasted malty smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kapaopango (22) - SPAIN - AUG 31, 2013
Tap at clove hitch, Liverpool. Pours a black liquorice. Aroma of coffe and smoke. Coffe, cocoa and smokey. Nice one

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4078) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle: Thanks to Madmitch: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium to smaller sized beige to light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of roast, rye, hair, soap, ginger bread, liquorice and liquorice wood, some smoke and a light hint of sweet tar. Flavours are a complex thick and rich mix of liquorice, roast, sweet tar, liquid thick liquorice, some smooth sweet coal, rye, barley roast, some dark chocolate, some coffee, Delicious. Aftertaste has a good mix of liquorice, sweet tar, sweet coal, rye, dark chocolate, bitters and some roast. Low carbo, soft creamy timsilky mouthfeel, full body and a sticky oily texture. Lovely balanced complex beer!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IluvatarMilan (231) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is a tad thin, sour and soapy, next to coffee and smoked malt hints. Underneath, however, a wonderful strong smoked porter reveals itself. Grand aromas of rye malts, toffee, mild chocolate and coffee. Loveky creamy mouthfeel and aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1186) - London via, WALES - AUG 16, 2013
LCBF as ’Imperial Smog Rocket 11%’. The guy said that this is not yet commercially available, but it has a very similar name to the ’Imperial Smog’...so I’ll assume it’s the same. 1/3 pint. Black, decent head. Med to heavy body. Smell - some coffee, smoke. Taste - more of the same, rich, perfect level of smoke - nicely blended and moreish. Unbelievably drinkable at 11%. A lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (983) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Murky darkest Brown body, wee nip of a fading bubbly head. Straightforward imperialness coming through on the nose, but no real smoky smoggery of the normal brew - not that its swept up in tinfoiled cocoa and watered down liquorice. This continues into a thickish mouthfeel on the initial taste, very presentable shiny leather espresso vibe kicking it into the palate. Really neatly packed dark chocolate firms things up for am impressive finish.
Delectable peppery bite tinkles in before an impervious imperial roof of mouth burn, littered with smoked liquorice and bitter coffee tang on the linger.

Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2226) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours dark brown with a tight tan head. Good smoke aromas coming through clearly, followed by chocolate. Taste is on the sweet side, but well balanced. Carbonation low, but good. Very impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5131) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex smoked Porter, smoked/sweet and slightly roasted/woody, not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Bottle at the Well and Bucket. Some alcho-Vodka and cherry aroma, quite dark, syrupy, not a killer imperial stout. There isn’t quite enough complexity.


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