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Okells Aile

Brewed by Okells
Style: Porter
Douglas, Isle of Man


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2633) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
500ml bottle at 4.7%. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is peat, tcp and treacle. Taste is treacle to start with a meaty, peaty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (570) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M. Deep dark brown colour. With small tan head. Aroma has cocoa, smoke, and treacle. Flavour has dark roast coffee, some toasty malt, and a hint citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1747) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate and lactose with a hint of smoke. Taste is moderate peat smoke, roasted malts, chocolate and some ash. Medium bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (988) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Pours black with a tan head. Plenty of smoke in both the aroma and the taste. Some sweetness, a hint of spice and notes of chocolate. Some decent flavour to it, but it really lacks body. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (948) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick beige head. Aroma: Nutty, woody, burnt malts, smoky, cold coffee, toffee. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitterness and sourness. Palate: Light fairly smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering malty, toffee, smoky quite dry finish. Comments: Good and glass lace. Rating is for bottled version ABV 4.7%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black colour thin tan head slight lacing. Aroma is dark malts cocoa. Taste is dark malts some liquorice coffee notes some sweet chocolate and little smokiness. Medium thin body medium carbonation. Standard porter ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4348) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt and fruity. Some smoked notes.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft to average carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Dark malt, some roasted malt and mild smoked.
Overall impression: Powerful and tasty porter.
Personal stats: Bottle at The Bridge in Douglas, Isle of Man.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2761) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of Ann - very dark brown near black, thin rapidly disappearing tan head, roasted malt, coffee, liquorice aroma, flavours as aroma, some smokiness, carbonation on the high side, dry hopped finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2013
500 ml bottle as Coal Fire Porter sampled in 2009. Dark reddish body, almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee with a hint of liquorice. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some fruit and liquorice. A bit light but balanced bitterness. Medium body and a good aftertaste. Smooth and quite quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5978) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110323.
Pours dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma of malts, faint smoke notes, chocolate, some ash and caramel. Flavor of caramel malts, chocolate and cocoa. Nice.

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