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Hopstar Smokey Joes Black Ale

Hopstar Smokey Joes Black Ale
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Brewed by Hopstar
Style: Porter
Darwen, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Status regular.
Porter styled beer. Black and malty with just a hint of fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2696) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Cask at SIBA Beer X. Dark red. Bubbly, off white head. Light smoke. dried fruits. Mouth coating palate. Smoky, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Black pour with a beige head. Pure caramel action in the nose with a splash of toffee, butterscotch and a little vanilla. Flavours of vanilla, caramel, light herbs, malts and toffee. Sweet, malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30812) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A black beer with a brown shine under a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of milkchocolate. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of milkchocolate, leading to a dry cocoa finish. A bit too much chocolate for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11496) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest 2010. Black with tan head. For a low ABV porter there is plenty happening in this, there is a smooth chocolate presence leading to a hoppy bitterness, quite flower blossom like. Some coffee. Strangeish but pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 19/09/2008 Fruit and hop aromas. Black and fruity bubble gum with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp roast malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hints of coffee. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with some hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester, England.
Clear medium to dark amber brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee, dusty, synthetic vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090123]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
Cask at the Wigan Beer Festival. Very dark, near black colour. Tiny beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate roasted malts. Taste is very chocolatey with a very surprising, and pleasant, bitter finish. A winner.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
undercurrent25 (1601) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
I hated this beer, it’s oine of the worst I’ve tried in my life, will definately not be trying this beer again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Cask at Lytham Beeer Festival. Nose is treacle and coffee. Flavour is pronounced coffee and chocolate. creamy on the palate. Fantastic stuff!!

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