Brewed by Okells
Style: Porter
Douglas, Isle of Man


on tap


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1022) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17303) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit einer ordentlichen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, süß, fruchtig, Vanille. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, leicht rauchig, holzig, viel Kaffee, leicht fruchtig, gut!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1285) - Minnesota, USA - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2095) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle. Black, firm mocha head. Very nice smoky nose, smooth chocolate, coffee, tar and wood. Smoothly tarry flavor with salty liquorice, dry roasty and coffeeish finish. Chocolate comes up front when warm. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. A great porter, immense character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1615) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
Tasted this at Henglers Circus, Glasgow (JDW) in February 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thick buff head. Smokey roast malt notes, long in intensity. Slick oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives roast grain in the mouth with moist treacle flan flavours laced with blueberry fruit. There is a slight hop presence in the short, earthy aftertaste. Malty finish is slightly dry with woodsmoke, coffee and plain chocolate flavours complex in the mouth. This is a cracking Celtic Black Ale in style, one to look out for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3390) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7828) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle from friend, many thanks Daniel. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Dark chocolate, coffee in aroma. Roasted malt, caramel, lot of coffee, pleasant hops in taste. Long coffee bitter finish. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (2388) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a deep black color, topped with and aevrage sized dark cream colored head. Mild malty aroma, roasted, some notes of caramel and a little bit of coffee. Taste starts sweet, slightly roasty and with some coffee notes in the back. Finishes without any real bitterness, but mildly roasty with some caramel. Gentle and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
massingasetta (670) - 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.

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