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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Smoked
Buxton, England

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial, Smoked Rye Porter evolved from the recipe book of JK; our Head Brewer. Mashed with malt smoked over a scottish peat burning fire, this beer has a lovely smokey, phenolic and slightly spicy character. Reminiscent of bonfires and Islay whisky.
Almost all gone, get it while you can and drink it whilst the smokey character is still prominent.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3849) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small, frothy to creamy, minimally lacing, off-white head, leaving a thin layer. Dry, smoky aroma with an explicit tar note, leather, clammy ashes, peat. Taste is dry dark malty, minimally roasty, smoky, notes of leather, shoe polish, tar. Flat carbonation, insipid.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, tcp, chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Interesting take on the style and very aptly named.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
Cask @ BBF 2012. Dark reddish brown with no head. Smoky and malty notes. Malt, smoke and peat. Medium to full body with a bitter, sour and sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

ABV: 7.5% (Program) Clear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, moderate to heavy smoke, medicine - band-aid. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet dark malt, smoke. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120928]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2104) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2012
Cask @ The Bow Bar, Edinburgh 131012
Very dark brown, ruby edges in glass, quite dense tan head, good lacing
Aroma - Dark malts, some smoky sausage, touch of phenol, elastoplast, i’m getting blue cheese too
Taste - Earthy smoky dark malts, bacon smoke, bit phenolic, smoky BBQ, woody, hint of stilton cheese - well made, but I’m not a fan
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, smoky earthy woody malt finish, some tingy phenol and that hint of stilton again
Overall - Too smoky for me, couldn’t get that blasted stilton out of my head. Smoky beer fans will probably love this...I only like subtle smoke

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
cask at De Molen Festival 2012 ... dark brown... thin tan head ... loads of smoke and dark roast nose ... soft malts ... big smoke ... meaty smoke ... ok ... but really not me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2857) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
Black colour, light beige head. Peated aroma, medicinal, whisky, Islay, smoke, smoked malts, light roasted. Light sweet flavour. Peat, smoke, toasted barley, light rye. Rather thin body (but then, it’s a porter), very peated finish. Nice brew!
(Draught @ 4th BBF, Bodegraven)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3372) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ De Molen. Hazy brown pour. smoked malts in the aroma, roasted, chocolate, caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet, chocolate, some caramel, creamy. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with licorice and peat smoke. Dry malty flavour of licorice and roasted notes, some mild smoke and a touch of iodine. Pretty decent for a beer abusing peat smoked malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
Draught @BBF’12: Some brown bubbles on top of an almost black beer with a brown shine. Smell some smoke, some campfire smoke, smoked malts, soya, light fishy. Taste lot of malts, barley malts, bitter, some grass, light toasted hay, toasted barley malts, hint of smoke. Malty creamy aftertaste. Low to no carbo, mouthfeel is soft: between watery and oily, medium bodied and an oily texture.


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