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Beavertown Smog Rocket

Brewed by Beavertown
Style: Smoked
London, England


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (730) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
DAA; Bottle 330ML. Pours black with a small to moderate, lasting, creamy, lacing and tan head. Nose is heavy roasted, smoked malt, coffee, vanilla chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a somewhat lasting, smoked finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClubGonzo (4053) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black body with a small off-white head. Nose is licorice, leather, dark fruits, toffee and hints of burnt rubber, smoke and chocolate. Taste is coffee, ashes, chocolate, mild licorice, caramel and hints of smoke, burnt rubber and leather. Light body, soft to medium carbonation. A bit strange, and not quite as smoky as to make an impression. I’ve had better from Beavertown. Bad bottle, perhaps?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (60) - - SEP 18, 2014
Pours dark coffee color with a strong light brown head from a can. Nose has roasty coffee aromas and a complex smoky character. Taste follows suit with a rather nondescript palate. A nice, if not superb smoked porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (250) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG III. Pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is smoke, BBQ, fire lighters. The taste is surprisingly much less smoke (but there’s still some evident), roasted malt,, hint of caramel with a dry finish. Loved the taste much more than the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
From keg at Dukes Brew Hackney. Pours black with beige head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, slightly sour, some smoke. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, smokey hints, bit sour. Aftertaste is smokey with chocolate. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (316) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, bacon, smoke and leather in the aroma. Dark brown to black with a red tint, tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a nice Porter, but not very much smokiness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
From bottle at Grünerløkka Mat & Mikro Festival 2014. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of peated malt, toffee, earthy hops. Taste of coffee, smoked bacon, light wooden, dark chocolate. Quite nice, though a bit watery and shortlived taste. Dry roasty aftertaste with peat hints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (365) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Half pint, Euston tap. A: Dark opaque, small tanned head, good retention plus lacing. A: Quite meaty, some smoke. T: Bit of cranberry and slightly off fruits, smokey without being a smoke bomb, also had hints of espresso and dark chocolate. M: Light body, low carbonation, very smooth. O: kept things balanced by not overdoing the smoke, a (comparatively) low strength smoked dark doppelbock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABS (478) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Sørlandssenteret. Pours close to black, with a brown to red hue. Some fizzy, light brown head. Alcohol, malt and some chocolate nose. Quite bitter. Some sweetness. Dry. Some alcohol warmth. Medium body. Quite low carbonation. Cold coffee, some malt and chocolate flavour. Some smoke, but surprisingly little. Quite low on flavour in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (183) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Poured from a can, lovely dark colour with thinish tan head. Mildly sweet wood smoke flavour reminding me slightly of smoked bacon and very smooth. Very drinkable

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