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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%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (970) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (13074) - Hasborn, 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1140) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1528) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle. High creamy and lasting light brown head. Very dark red brown body, almost black. Aroma of roasted barley malt, cream and coffee with a touch of choccolate. Flavor of coffee, smoked and roasted malt, choccolate. Fair amount of bitterness, long bitter aftertaste and a low carbonation. Well done for a beer with such a low alcohol percentage. Nice surprise. .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 Bottle. The Flying Barrel, Gothenburg. Black colour with a brownish head. Aroma: Roasted malt, licorice, light smokiness. Flavor: Roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, smokiness, licorice and hop bitterness. Light bodied. A nice and tasty low abv porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle. Dark walnut brown with golden highlights and a dense vanilla-tinted head. Very chocolatey aroma, some roast, and faint smoke. Chocolate, burnt malt, coffee, and a nice peaty smokiness woven through it all. Medium bodied. Satisfying bitter finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1849) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2010
Cask - West Gate Inn (JDW), Canterbury. A mostly black beer with a slight brown hued edging and a doming, two finger tan head. Aromas take some warming up, eventually lending themselves to good choc notes and roasted malt, liquorice tones. Flavours seem a bit muddled and overbearing. Strong roasted, coffee malts and a hoppy bitterness with a light sour liquorice quality. Creamy, soft mouthfeel, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, tobacco and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, robacco and liquorish.


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