tombyars (1458) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival on the 23rd April 2015. Cask, gravity dispense. Dark mahogany in colour with a thin pale buff head which rapidly vanished. Strong note of wood smoke in the robust malty aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and no lacing. Dark malt complex gives a moist maltloaf base with strong notes of roast grain and syrupy figs. Very slight hint of a hop prickle present in the short aftertaste but drowned out by the wood smoke flavours coming through in the malt. Finish is malty with undertones of dry liquorice, oak cask, roast malt and bournville chocolate in the mouth. A decent, complex, smoked porter but not one for a session though.
anfractuosity (208) - - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 Not as smokey as I thought it would be, but very enjoyable.......................
edsspoon (744) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - black with a brown head. aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa and vanilla with cinnamon and nutmeg coming out towards the end. medium/heavy body. I had no idea this was supposed to be smoked.
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Craven Arms, post Cotts Convention, 24/01/15.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is charr, roast malt, liquorice, dark malt, light smoke.
Taste comprises light choclate, spice, dark malt, toffee, subtle smoke, light band aid, dark fruit rinds.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent smoked affair, well balanced, rauch doesn’t go mad.
s_hartshorne (2229) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask friends of ham Leeds. Black decent tan head. Aroma is some coffee choc taste same good roasted malts long smokey bitters well balanced. Ok body. Tasty stuff.
Scopey (8791) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Cask at Craven Arms. It pour s black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roast, smoke, umami, cocoa and lactose. The taste is bitter, roasty, earth, charred wood, smooth smoke, pepper and cocoa with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and quaffable. Solid stuff.
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Very dark brown with a firm beige head. Aromas are roast coffee with plenty of dark berries. Liquorice with nutty dark chocolate and hints of smoke. Dark treacle with bready yeast. Flavours are rich, bitter coffee with hints of grapefruit. Berry fruitiness with pithy notes. Dark chocolate with some nice funkiness. Dry on the finish with fruity bittersweet. Good.
Mjp12 (750) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, a smoked beer that actually tastes Smokey! Full of bonfire hints, would be great with food.
Garrold (2493) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Rutland Arms, Sheffield. Just about black. Fairly thick, bubbly tan head. Chocolate. Caramel. Light, savoury smoke. Taste is dry, with a light, roast bitterness. Palate is surprising airy. Finish is long, roast bitter. Quite light on the smoke. Very decent.
evergreen0199 (2331) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Maidenhead beer festival 2014. A black coloured pour with virtually no head to speak of. Smokey, malty aroma. Tastes smokey, malty, slightly roasty with a hint of coffee in there too.