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Okells Aile

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Brewed by Okells
Style: Porter
Douglas, Isle of Man

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Regular. Cask: Occasional (originally a Wetherspoons special - May 2006).
This is a smoked Celtic porter, with an initial sweet flavour leading to a full-bodied silky-smooth liquorice on the palate and a bitter hop finish.
Hops used: Cascade, Willamette, Styrian Goldings.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (1653) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M. Pours black with decent off-white head. Lovely bitter choc aroma with smoked malts, coffee and cigarette ash in the taste. Mouthfeel’s a bit thin but like their other beers it’s a little quirky and different.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (773) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
500ml bottle from I can’t remember where. Deepest ruby brown with a creamy tan head. Smoky mocha aroma. Mocha, liquorice, smoke flavours. Full bodied soft carbonation silky mouth-feel. Deeply pleasurable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2103) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [120814]
Black, ruby edges, frothy tan head, good lacing
Aroma of savoury malts, soft light smoke, roasted malts, earthy malts, some yeast, complex smoke roast aroma for abv, bit spicy
Taste of dark malts, nice soft roast, savoury malts, touch of stilton(!), dark sweet malts, slightly earthy, the peat works in here, subtle smoke, yummy beer
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body, perhaps a little thin, dark sweet malts, light bitter smoke roast. Finish of dark malts, savoury roast malt finish
Overall - Apart from it being a bit thin, it’s an excellent soft smoky porter, really tasty beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3141) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit, with notes of coffee. Bitter, roasty flavour, with sweetish touches of caramel malt, ending on a biiter, hoppy note again. Touches of liquorice. Bitter and roasty aftertaste. Okay, decent but nothing really extraordinary.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3294) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Poured a deep dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, roast malt and liquorice. Medium body, quite smooth, flavour as the aroma, quite roasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from B&M Bargains; dark chestnut brown pour with a foamy tan head, dark fruit and roast aroma, taste has some initial smokey peat action backed up with some dark fruits, a hint of liquorice, roast malts, ok.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottles from The Ale Cellar, Darlington (now closed) and b&m, Team Valley, Gateshead. A black ale with a rich chocolate, coffee and brine flavour, coffee and red fruity notes with a sweet, silky, dry, gentle smoked finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (268) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
smells like open woodfire... pitch black body just thin white lacing on top. very smokey flavour smooth and velvety more watery than i expected but still nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
500ml bottle. Opaque, black colour with small, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, tan head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, a salty touch of liquorice. Taste is roasty dark malty, hints of milk chocolate, a nuttily touch, some salty liquorice; smooth, soft, silky palate. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3779) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
500ml Bottle: BBD 10/2014, poured out on 17th 09/2014 at home. Black body, thin tan head. Semi-sweet malty nose, and taste with liquorice notes also in both the aroma and flavours. Although obviously malt based it does have a good hop bitterness within the mouth. A good, easy to drink Porter: cheap too, from B & M Bargains.


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