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Style: Porter
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. Thanks Madsnp. Pours black with a small creamy head nad lacings. Roast, vanilla and coffee. Smooth and ashy. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2010
Virtually black color, good-sized tan head; aroma roasted malt, sweet chocolate (dominating the aroma when the beer is cool, fading slowly away as it gets warmer), licorice, burned wood and peat; thin body, flat carbonation; roasted/burnt flavor with notes of wood, tobacco and salty licorice - not actually smoky, but more like burnt already; finish is slightly hoppy, dry and almost ashy. It´s nice to see this great porter at only 4.7 ABV, but then again I have to wonder how great would have it been with a percent or two more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1231) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2011
Smell of fruits, rye bread, a bit of smoke and licorice. Dark brown colour with mid-brown, large head. Watery and smoky to start with, a bit tar and licorice to be found in the finish. Wateriness also diminishes, finish is much heavier. Lazy palate. Medium bitter, lightly sweet. Less smoky than the Bamberg beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5431) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2012
50 cl bottle (4,7%) @ home, BBE 03/2012
Aroma is a bit strange with licorice, oat and some sweetish cocoa. Flavour has oat, licorice, some cocoa, dark chocolate, tar, peat and smoke. Slightly sour and somewhat leathery finish with some ash, hay and goldings hops. Good and rather rich stuff for a 4,7% ABV beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110323.
Pours dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma of malts, faint smoke notes, chocolate, some ash and caramel. Flavor of caramel malts, chocolate and cocoa. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2006
Tap@Beer Hunters, Pori. Pitch black, tiny tan head. Chocolaty, slightly roasted aroma. Roasted, chocolaty, maybe a hint of smoke here in the flavor, otherwise "smoked" is quite misleading.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2007
Bottle. A black beer with a big brown head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice and coffee. The taste is also roasted malt, liquorice and coffee. Medium body with a dry roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2007
50 cl bottle - as Coal Fire Porter, 4,6 % ABV. Black with big, brown head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Coffee and liqorice ind flavor, with bitter aftertaste. A bit thin, but a nice balanced porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gr0ve (2127) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2007
500 ml bottle. Black with a ruby red hue. Thick creamy brownish gray fine-laced head that clings to the glass. Rounded roasted and smokey aroma. Reminds me a little of paper. Distint smoked flavours with a creamy mouthfeel upfront. Medium-bodied, and even a little lighter towards the finish. The beginning is very milky, almost like chocolate milk. A very good and distinct porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (1977) - 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.


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