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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Smoked porter with yellowish white, opening head and very dark, near black colour. Very smoked aroma: smoked herring, smoked bacon; also accents of figs, liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, plums. Very smoky taste, like smoked meat, spicy liquorice accent, dried fruits, smooth mouthfeel, roasted bitterness in the finish. I have nothing against roasted bitterness nor against smoked beers, but the combination of the two is a taste I apparently haven’t quite acquired yet. Interesting, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mt_hall (119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottled. Very dark brown with a small light bown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and hints of smoke and leather. The smokiness is much more noticeable in the mouth: obvious but not overpowering. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle courtesy of JefVerstraete, thank you sir! Very dark maroon color. Nice aroma of burnt bacon and brownies. Taste is smooth toasted caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATulloch (105) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a jet black with a thin beige head which fades. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla and a slight sweet smoke. Lovely wood smoke taste with again a sweet chocolate and coffee linger. Very nice smoked porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (98) - - AUG 31, 2014
Purchased in 33cl can from Prohibition Wines. Cans seem to be the latest fashion for London craft brewers. Groovy 1960’s Roy Lichtenstein-style label. Black colour with an amber head like an extremely large espresso coffee. Aroma of coffee and hints of wood smoke. The taste is dominated by roast malts and coffee flavours with a background of wood smoke. Slightly milky, treacle sweetness at the start with hints of star anise. Very nice mouth-filling flavour and (at 5.4%) plenty of backbone. Satisfying finish, with a complex mix of milk, smoke, spices and roasted flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Nice porter in a great looking can. Medium tan head, good lacing. Dark mahogany almost ebony pour. Aromas or roasted smoky malts, nut, woodchip, coffee, chocolate, slight aniseed. Good carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3901) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
(keg) deep ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of brown sugar, sugar icing and fudge, with a hint of herbal hops and some lgiht bonfire smoke. flavour is mostly roasted malts and ash, with more brown sugar, some light herbal hops, smoked ham and a hint of fudge in the finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Lovely pleasant and perfectly balanced smoked english beer (not peated malt).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (511) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 23, 2014
330ml Bottle at home from mchughs. Pours black with tan wispy foam head. Smoky, chocolate, nutty nose. Creamy, lactose, smoke, vanilla flavour. Dry wood finish. Highly carbonated. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suedehead288 (375) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
2014.08 - gents bierfestival - zwart bier - neus : gerookte mout - mond : gerookt, koffie


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