rlgk (18221) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Chris and Ruth in London. Deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, biscuits, cocoa powder. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, licorice, fruity notes. Quite nice.
gegwilson (3207) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.6% Bottle as a Christmas gift from Pix. Pours deep brown, almost black with a thin cream head. The aroma is pleasingly smoky with chocolate notes. The taste is smoke and light spice with chocolate. Quite thin and highly carbonated, but otherwise very decent.
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, London, 25 Nov 2015) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, chocolate, caramel and hints of smoke. Malty, roasted taste with caramel, chocolate, smoke, a touch of bacon and a balanced roasty bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Smoke character is quite balanced. A bit odd, but quite nice.
MayumiH (938) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a white head. Lovely pine nose. Smooth malt base. Caramel, coffee and slight nuttiness. Lovely stuff.
The_Osprey (6356) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tank at Howling Hops Hackney Wick. Dark brown, still with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is smoked ham, ash, toffee. Body is medium to light, smooth. Taste is molasses, integrated smoke, dry finish. Alright overall.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Hop Inn, Newcastle under Lyme - 5.8%. Pours black brown with tan head. Bitter smoke, choc, liquorice, some hop. Decent porter.
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the tank room. Medium caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting loose light tan head. Aroma is light phenolic smoke, TCP, nutty brown malts, light brown sugars. Flavour is composed of nutty grains, nice smoked malt, little peat malt. Slightly medicinal. Palate is medium light, highish carbonation. OK smoked.
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Howling Hops Tank joint. It pours slightly hazy deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, smoked meat, sweet roast, slight stickiness and light caramel. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, earthy roast, smooth smoke, smoked ham, coffee, light spice and dull cocoa with a short dryish finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent enough.
JorgeLee (1763) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At the Howling Hops Tank. A slightly thin brown colour with reddish depths. Very powerful smoke, smoked Eastern European pork product. Much lower carbonation than the other beers on that evening. Lacking in non-smoke malt or hop bitterness. A bit one-dimensional, glad I didn’t have to have a full pint to be honest.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4597) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tank at Howling Hops. Smoked Porter pours a reddish caramel brown with a sweet caramel and light smokey nose. Sweet malty smoked caramel fudge flavor on a slick medium body. Quite nice. 3.6