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Brewed by Okells
Style: Porter
Douglas, Isle of Man

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pxii (12) - Stånga, Gotland, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2008
500ml Bottle This is one of the best beers I have tasted. An Aroma from Heaven I usually poor it from the bottle an hour before I drink it so that i can go smell it while making dinner. And while standing in the room it gets the perfect temperature. Takes about an hour to drink sometimes more. Really enjoys this one...hard to get in sweden though but Wickedwine can help you to import it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2008
Cask at The National Winter Ales Festival, Manchester 2008, thanks to Mes for this one Poured dark brown with a nose of smoked malts, there was a smokiness to this but having had more than a couple of the Scherlenka Urbocks this was beaten into submission. This was still a pretty decent beer with coffee in the mouth and some bitter chocolate, these flavours lingered but again I just kept dreamily thinking of Urbock which was another beer that Mes had pointed out to me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4347) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2008
500ml bottle purchased in London. Deep black color. Smooth and creamy, with a mild smoky taste. Deliciously soft on the tongue, a completely subtle treasure. Minimal hopping and the low alcohol gives it a watery drinkability. This is a great Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle from Uto. Pours quite viscous, deep mahogany with a thin beige head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee grounds, ginger, liquorice, orange and sprucey hops...Reminds me of Yeti as I just had one earlier today. No smoke detected as of yet, a bit rubbery if anything. Ok, smoke does come through in the taste right away with roasted malt, coffee and a dry bittersweet chocolate and hop finish. It lingers(smoke), again with a somewhat rubbery note. Interesting brew, almost a hybrid between a porter and a stout, I like it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2007
(Stockholm Beer festival 2007) Pours black and a brown head. Weak aroma for being a porter. Some coffee and orange in the aroma. Coffee and burnt malt in the flavor. Boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
Very bdark brown with a medium tan head. Smoked ham and roasted notes. Roasted with malt, smoke and a hint of liqorice. Medium body and a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Furseth (1950) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle: PDA Festival: Dark red colour,thin brown head. Aroma was dusty,citric,dark chocolate,and has also a bit of a alcy nose in the end. Flavor washopy mouth feeling with a salt lakris+ dark chocolate and caramel. thin body, but nice and easy to drink. thin to medium finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10280) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Black color, small brown head. Malty, fruity aroma, some rubber. Smoky, malty flavor, thin and rather boring to be a porter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9288) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
500ml Bottle (Uto Beer stall, London) Darkly roasted, but not "smoked" as such. Burnt malt, but not much more than that. Needs some body and some bite to really excel. Pretty tasty though, even though 1-dimensional.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (5406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg, Sweden. Pours deep black with a small creamy beige foam. Quite one-dimensional roasted aroma, a faint smokey touch, some bitterness and a light acidic touch. Quite boring.


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