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


on tap


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1086) - Canberra, - JAN 30, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 30/1/2013 (ABV 4.9%, not 4.7%). Pours a very dark amber with a big head. Has a strong smell of smoky bacon. Flavour wise, there’s lots of chocolate malt, molasses, and smoked meats. The bitterness is medium and the carbonation relatively lively. All up, a very pleasant smoked beer. Quite surprised it isn’t rated more highly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1020) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours dark with a beige head. Aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate and hints of smoke. Taste is sweet and roasty leading to a light smoke finish. OK.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
HoppingHop (15) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
Followed a heavy streak meal, expecting a good refreshing coffeeish maltiness and sweet-bitterness. Although porter itself is not my cup of tea, this one has no character I should say. Starts with malty sweetness and hurries to a bit watery exit. Hmmmm,,,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ngejo (446) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Brown, cloudy, rocky head, tan foam, very bitter, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1993) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle shared by my friend home from Australia. Pours brown hazy with a thin wispy off white head that is very thin. Aroma has roasted malt peat and mild chocolate with faint day old coffee. Taste is more of the above with the smoke peat showing though. Palate is thin and slick and a little cloying. Decent brew and definitely one I would not get to try again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aidzy (14) - - AUG 29, 2014
Pours a very dark brown, almost cola looking. Little to no head, slight beige foam forming. Can definetly tell the smoked influence and upon tasting this is the initial taste on the palate. Hickory bacon aftertaste suits on the rainy afternoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tuxford (13) - - JUL 19, 2014
Pours dark red to black, big smoke taste but a bit light on other flavours. Bitterness is well balanced with malty characters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4413) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at omhper 20140516.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Light smoked malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, rather sweet, vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
330ml bottle. Poured a clear ruby-hued chestnut brown with a fizzy, mostly fading light tan head. Aromas of roasted nuts, bacon, lapsang souchong and some mid to dark fruit. Much the same to taste with some yeasty complexities on the back palate. Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation, quite a firm-textured mouthfeel and then a lengthy finish of smoked malts, tea and salt-rubbed bacon.

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