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Black Isle Smoked Porter

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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Porter
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, special


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thmsboyd (188) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
330mL bottle BBE: 15.12.15. Medium chill (around 10 degrees). Pours a deep, dark, almost black body with reddish hue. The head is medium-small, but well-retained, with a fawn-tan head. Great lacing. Prominent smoked character on the nose, with a particularly meaty character, including strong notes of smokey bacon. Darker tobacco and coffee notes linger in the background. A moderate, gamy sweetness is only partially counteracted in a bitter, chocolatey finish. Full-medium bodied with a slick texture, low-medium carbonation and a lasting, smokey finish. Heavily smoked and far from subtle, what this lacks in complexity it makes up for in impact. Thoroughly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Labelled as Black Isle Smoked Oktobeer. Apparent smokey flavors with a rich body. A really nice brew for the autumn darkness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2681) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Easy to drink. Hoppier than expected. Notes of licorice, coffee and a plesant smokieness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (1072) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 4, 2015
clear dark brown, brown head smoked, hops, burned wood, chocolate licorice, burned, ashes

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scotbrew (61) - - JUL 18, 2015
Lovely smoke character, peat and not really any noticeable fruit or hop flavours. Taste has some lapsang souchon tea, and ashy flavour and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidezdonz (142) - , HONG KONG - JUL 7, 2015
A 330ml bottle from the 2014 small batch, bottle number 6488 of 8480 with a best before end date of October 2015. It was poured into a pint glass. The beer poured a dark brown with a thinnish cream tanned head that did not stick around too long. Aromas of roasted malts with a bit of chocolate, licorice and slight peat smoke. Taste starts slightly sweet caramel and chocolate maybe even some toffee, but finish is definitely smoky, bitter and lingering ash. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, I’ve had quite a few smoked beers before and although this was not the best of them, it was still pretty good. I would buy this again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2606) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
Geruch Holzfaß, röstig, malzig. Antrunk schinkenrauchig, Malz. Mittelteil rauchig, malzig, Schinkenaroma, bis in den Abgang hinein. Sehr schön.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlackerMads (2467) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle sampled at Amager Bryghus, thanks to Papsø. Dark brown with a small tan head. Heavy peated smoke in the nose. Peat also dominates the flavour with some earth, light fat, wood, molasses. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and light bitter. Ok, but nothing groundbreaking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10012) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
330ml bottle, as Smoked Oktobeer, via djoeye, shared with Finn. Frothy fawn-coloured head to a coal black body. Fair lacing. Smoked malty aroma. Taste of bacon and earth added by a distinct hint of chocolate. Semi-dry ending. Medium bodied. Likable (Tromsø 08.04.2015).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (5580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
Flaske 330ml spandert av Rune og delt med ham på Rundvannet 8 Apr 15. Svart. God baconaroma. Lavt skum. Smaken tynn. Bacon & fjøs.


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