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


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.

imaragingbull's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle pours deep opaque brown black with big bottle gushing light tan head. Aromas of light smoke, wood, hints of chocolate coffee and acrid toasty nutty graininess. Light med highly carbonated body, lightly acrid, earthy hop character finishing light chocolate and nutty and earthy.

   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 (110) - 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 (265) - 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 (646) - 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 (1103) - 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 (1572) - 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 (18) - 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 (567) - 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 (2096) - 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!

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