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Brewed by Okells
Style: Porter
Douglas, Isle of Man

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tlind2 (1224) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2008
500 ml bottle. Black color, frothy tan head. Chocolaty aroma with a whiff of smoke and just a bit of banana. Dark malty flavor with plenty of smoke, especially in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body. Not half bad -- the smoke isn’t as predominant as in Schlenkerla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, smoke, sweet, hops and coffee. Bitter aftertaste. Medium-bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Very nice brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15951) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2008
Bottle at cropredy 2007. Thanks to Fin for this (one of many we swapped there) ... deep brown/black ... rich fruity smokey malt ... sweet cherry ... rich malts ... little honey ... fruity sweetness but a bit fizzy.3.7

TK2 Cask at Manchester Winter ale festial 08 ... deep black ... woody roast malts ... sweet blackcurrent amnd cherry ... little toffee ... little drying (3.4)

Tk3 ... BAH humbug a rebadge this time as Coal Fire Porter ... Still its a solid beer... Deep black ... light off white head ... wonderfully complex toffee malts light roast ... some smooth coffee in there ... and something else i cant identify but is realy rich and tasty ... 4.2

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and coffee notes. Flavour likewise with hints of smoke. Ends sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11139) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
Cask at EBF. Frothy lightbrown fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Moderate roasted aroma. Moderate bitter very roasted flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorisPPattyn (8202) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Cask Small, yellow rim left, deep brown beer. Wood, liquorice, carbon, but little smokiness. Smokiness appears in the flavour, sulphury, as from stricken match, but still very discreet. Wood and carbon, still discreet. At least get the "smokiness" right in order to beef it up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3603) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
Cask at EBF 2008. Dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, smoked and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
(Bottle on 2008-08-16) Deep dark brown. Quickly disappeared medium-sized tan head. Smoke and roasted malts in nose. Full-bodied palate with medium carbonation. Smoky flavour. Roastedness. Some coffee flavours. Hints of chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2008
Botella. Country rating # 111. Pours black with a red-brown edge. Medium light brown head. Lovely dark chocolate and well roasted malt with some smoke in the aroma. Bit thin mouthfeel. The flavour is really nice with soft well roasted malt, chocolate, some smoke and bitter hops. Great brew!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11314) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, faroeviking]
Pours deep, almost black, with slight red edges. A big, frothy, light-beige head - fine creaminess. Settles as a few millimeters. Super aroma with good, balanced smoke, dark chocolate and softly roasted. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Wonderfully balanced smoky flavour, dry cocoa and a long, lingering aftertaste with mild bitterness. Great!


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