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Okells Aile

Brewed by Okells
Style: Porter
Douglas, Isle of Man


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
massingasetta (634) - München, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2015
This is a Porter that perfects the art of a bitter stout type smoked sweet and hoppy beer. A beer that is heavy and smooth all in one. A real good beer from the Isle of Man.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bootle from Iceland, hotel tasting. Deep brown color, small beige head. Aroma of fruity coffee. Taste is roasty coffee. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manslow (1020) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Butelka 0,5l Kolor prawie czarny, piana mocna kremowa. Aromat palonego słodu. Smak czekoladowy, palony słod, kremowe, miękkie doskonałe piwo. Dzięki Sępie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1971) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Opaque black, frothy and sticky tan head, recedes slowly to a nice layer, good sticky lacing; aroma of roasted and smoked malt, brown sugar, cocoa, dark chocolate, peat; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasted malt, medium body, creamy texture, maybe a tad watery, dry bitter aftertaste, earthy notes, some ash, bit of chocolate; pleasant smoked porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from Crafty Pint. Appearance - close to opaque black with some red chinks. Decent head. Nose - charcoal, dry coffee. Taste - toffee and molasses. Freshly ground coffee on the end. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - yeah decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
500ml bottle from Ashton McCobb. Pours dark brown, thin long lasting head. Aromas of light smoke, coffee, touch of dark chocolate, charcoal. Taste is more smoke. Thin finish, good start...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at appellation. Pours deep brown, nose is smoked cheese, chocolate , taste is sweet, dry, toffee, finish is flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle; pours nearly black with thin beige head; aroma is slightly bitter with chocolate, smoke, and roasted coffee; taste is bittersweet with chocolate, smoked wood, coffee, and a hint of dark fruit; finishes bitter and dry; pretty nice porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (6427) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
Fine piwo with a nice touch of liquorice, malt and turf. Quite easy to drink with some hops in the company. Was not sure about "smoke" but it was ok at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Ales by Mail. the beer has got a deep black-dark brown colour with an steady head and medium body. Aroma of peat, torf and malt. Taste of peat, roasted malt, torf, woods, leather, leaves, caramel and licorice. Earthy annd smokey finish. Dry, medium bitter, low carbonation. Although I don’t like smoke beers a lot, this is also for me quite drinkable and good.

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