Brewed by Feral Brewing Co.
Style: Smoked
Baskerville, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Feral smoked porter has a very gentle bitterness and combines the classic coffee and chocolate character of the Porter style with a subtle smoked hickory flavour derived from the use of peated distiller’s malt.

fletchfighters' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fletchfighters (1298) - - JAN 15, 2013
Thanks to Lukie at IBS 330 ML bottle dark brown, bordering on black. Thin off white head that drops to a thin collar. Smoke, salted chocolate, licorice, coffee, and nuts in the nose. Decent balance. Thin taste, no smoke in the taste at all. chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, licorice, and lots of water. Slightly sweet in the mouth and very watery. Sweet water and licorice finish. Light bodied and little carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
hand pump. Mellow roasted aroma. Dark chestnut brown, brown lace Hard roasted flavor, burned toast, light smoke aromatic hop profile peeking through. Medium dry body, mellow mouthfeel. Roasted aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Draft pours dark brown with a medium khaki head. Smoky aroma with anise and roast. Decent flavor, chocolate and anise, slight sweetness, minimal bitterness, medium smoke. Medium bodied and clean on the palate. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
bottle from dan murphys in newcastle. dark brown with a shortlived head; surprisingly flat all round - light leathery smoke character but barely lingers, hint of musk; quick, modest bitterness, hints of cocoa; solid but really could use a lot more rauchmalz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Cask at Keg & Brew, Sydney on 15th September 2015. Sepia brown with off-white ring-and-film. Roasty malt aroma, continuing in the liquid stage to be joined by sweet caramel and smoked meat flavours. A subtle sour touch. Roasty finish with sweet, fruity echoes around the mouth before a subtle bitterness begins to emerge. Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rumspringers (7) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2015 does not count
Bottle poured into a glass. Thin tan head on a fairly flat dark porter base. A smoky nose with aromas of bacon bits that I found strangely pleasing. Rich malty notes with a hint of coffee ground bitterness an an astringent aftertaste that although not particularly pleasant, had me coming back for more. A really interesting beer worth a try, but not really something you could drink more than a couple of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ANZUShophunter (163) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2015
From bottle in porter glass. Pours dark brown with modest head but prominent smoked hickory and roasted malt on the nose. This carries through to the palate and the finish is a bit sweet. Enjoyable and unique but I couldn’t have too many.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LesArgen (276) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
There’s an off-putting aroma of three-day old sliced ham overlaying some roasted coffee and toast aromas. The taste is more pleasant though that off ham is still present, and the palate is a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (673) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle - pours brown with a small beige head. Malt dominates the aroma, coffe and choc. There is a bit of smoke, although I admit I’m outside and the fire is on. Taste is dry with nice bitter crisp roast malt. The body is as you would expect for a porter. Not a big rauchbier but nice none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2015
(Bottle) Clear dark brown with no head - looks like flat coke. Pleasant and unusual aroma - a nice interesting and rich smokiness - definitely wood, but reminds me of bacon! Maybe a hint of coffee. Light body and light carbonation. Taste is pleasant and interesting - the smokiness is the most apparent component, and it has a richness to it, it is just what is needed to add interest to what is otherwise quite a basic beer. There’s some pleasant dark roast malt sweetness undertones, and a little porter sharpness. It’s a pleasant take on a smoked porter - not challenging like some smoked beers and some porters can be - but there is room for improvement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
sambrew (2) - West footscray, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
Nice nose that only hints at a smokey beer, chocolate and coffee aromas dominate as a porter should. Doesnt hold a head and very little carbonation. Very shallow, dry flavour profile with a harsh bitterness that dominates. Tannins and a dry finish whigh releases a pleasing coffee flavour. Thin beer that could have done with just a little (any at all) sweetness to entice the drinker to want more than one.

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