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Beavertown Smog Rocket

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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: Smoked
London, England

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; bottle conditioned
Smog Rocket Smoked Porter - Thick, dark & Robust
Inspired by the Industrial Revolution and the Steam Train.
Back in those days, the Porter was the everyday toast of the working-class masses. Let’s raise a glass to the people that made Britain ’Great’.

Porter. The way it’s meant to be.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (222) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2015
Pours a clear, near black redish brown with a brown head that recedes quickly, but provides good lacing. Lightly smoky and rubbery phenol aroma with some fruit. The two components don’t quite meld well. Flavours bring much more (savoury) smoke. Fruity esters complement this time along with some creamy sweetness and chocolate in the finish. Full bodied with a chewy texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (286) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 25, 2015
Can (27.10.2015). Barwa czarna, piana slaba, bezowa . Nuta wedzonya rz?dzi plus nuty palone, ktore wychodza w miare ogrzewania sie piwa. W smaku palone, slodkie. Lekkie, gladkie z minimalna kwaskiem. Pijalne. Posmak slodkawy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3047) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
Can shared at a smoked beer tasting at our place. Black with a tan head. Delicate aroma, some vanilla and delicate smoke in the nose, dry and smoky with a little coal in the mouth. Medium body, smoky finish and a little cocoa aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - APR 22, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast and smoke. Slightly sweetish flavor with roast, smoke, charcoal and chocolate. Nice rounded mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5196) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
35cl Can from Beer Boutique. Black colour, beige head. Aroma is sweet, peat, leather, chocolate, roasted malts, toffee. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, toffee, leather, smoke/peat, roasted malts, decent bitterness. Light to medium bodied, full of flavour. Really good smoked (Baltic?) porter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodbod (62) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
From a can on the train. Aroma of creamy mocha coffee and burnt malt. Palate is creamy, smoky, also slightly tart. Very smoky aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Can: Served in a shaker at 13 degrees Celsius: Black beer with a vast and thick beige brown head. Aroma is that of a good porter (roast, coffee, bay leaf, etc) with a light smokey/peaty edge. Flavour is way more porter, flavourfull dark tones, but a bit watery all by all. Aftertaste is more vaster with roast, bitters, dried leaves, coffee and earthy tones. Low carbo, watery mouthfeel, just medium bodied. Smoked? This is a porter guys!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Can. Appearance is jet black, a one finger beige frothy head. Aroma- chocolate, caramel, some smoke, roast malt, toffee, biscuit, hint of coffee. Taste- roast malt, burnt toast, more smokiness in the taste than the smell, toffee and caramel, roasty dry finish. Medium to full mouthfeel. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (167) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2015
Bottle @ Maja/Talo, Tampere, Finland. Light aroma with slightly bitter smoke and licorice. Black/deep brown color with small beige head. Medium smoked malty taste with a bit coffee and licorice. Balanced. Medium taste spectrum and short/medium aftertaste with smoked malts. Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Overall nice low voltage beer with balance and smoke. Too thin aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
15.2.2015. Pours dark brown. Aroma of smoke, bacon. Taste has roasted malts, smoke.


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