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Howling Hops Smoked Porter

Brewed by Howling Hops
Style: Smoked
Hackney, England


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask, Occasional;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2123) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Cask at Hop Inn, Newcastle under Lyme - 5.8%. Pours black brown with tan head. Bitter smoke, choc, liquorice, some hop. Decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6483) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1511) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3554) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2015
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (2397) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma: bacon, savoury, toasted malts. Appearance: hazy brown, small, beige, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: turns slightly sweet, bacon and light toasted malts again, a bit watery, dark malts. Overall: nice Smoked, maybe a bit too light / watery in the palate. Pint at the brewery, Hackney Wick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
By cask at the Cock Tavern, one-third pint. Opaque black coloured body with one big patch at the surface. Wood, dark malts and dark fruits on the nose. Mocha chocolate flavours, subdued smoked malts. Ends with the bitterness of red orange shells. Nice and tasty (Hackney, London 13.07.2014).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
Bottled. 5cl sample. The aroma has pine, citrus, smoked malts, roast. Bit hazy, dark brown coloured beer with an off-white, medium head. The taste is moderate bitter, has some sweetish caramel malt hints but mostly smokey tones and piney hops dominate. Lots of taste there. Very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is light smokey, Baltic, roast, liquorice, caramel. Flavour is quite roasty, hoppy, some liquorice, chocolate. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13301) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is smoked, malt, coffee, hop. Flavour is smoked, roasted malt, hop, coffee, pine. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

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