Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Smoked
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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To get a subtle smokiness we brew with Scottish peated whisky malt, English pale and roasted malts and boil only whole leaf goldings hops. Querkus is then patiently cold matured over pieces of old French oak barrels. The flavours from the toasted wood slowly seep into the beer; bottling only when we think it is right.

scotty's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1072) - - NOV 20, 2013
Bought from local Sainsburys for 84p!!! Big smoky nose, reminds me a wee bit of Islay malt whisky ( the peated malt connection?) nice! Deep mahogany colour, the off white head dies slowly, leaving a thin patchwork. Medium body, the initial flavours are smoky malt and toffee, there are hints of spice creeping in on the finish, these linger awhile, a nice satisfying brew, wishing I?d bought more than one bottle, I bet there?s none left when I go back tomorrow! :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is light smoke, chocolate, sugary, taste is similar, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HampshirePhil (187) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
330 ml Bottle - Smooth Thick taste on the palate, with smokey barrel aged aromas like coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from S.H.Jones in Banbury. Reddish brown with beige head. I did pick up a slight smokiness in the aroma which was followed by a peat bonfire note. There was also a sweet vegetable character, quite earthy, boiled malt flavours. Mixed but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (427) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Poured a deep dark ruby with a very thin tan head that soon dissipated. Immediate smokey aroma, hints of smokey, toffee, cocoa. A good smoked porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
330ml bottle from, well, I have no idea. Stuck at the back of the shelf for God knows how long and now its day has come. Very nice aroma, smokey woodchips with some cocoa beans. Taste is lovely and smooth, light smoked character with some subtle chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Bottled 04/09/14. A near black beer with a tiny ring of white head. Light smoke and a hint of sourness in the nose. Smoke, fruit and a bit of bitter roast in the mouth. Again a touch of acidity. It does have a bit of a German edge to it but it’s not clean enough. Still enjoyable though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"I’m generally not a big fan of Ridgeway beers, but they did all right by me on this one. A rather thin body is the beer’s only fault, but the lightish but well done smoke and roast is done so well, it’s easily forgiveable. Very smooth easy drinking brew that will scratch the itch for smoke. "

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2821) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, coffee, peat and chocolate. Flavor of smoke, chocolate, roast, coffee, vanilla and had some notes of peat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1595) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small head and spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit and trace of smoke. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bit of dark fruit sweetness and smoke. Bit of a malt bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, creamy with a solid malt feel. Enjoyable beer to relax with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6343) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle and served in a nonic pint glass. The beer has some smoke ,oak, and anise character. Atypical English yeast character as well. Faint dark fruit undertones here and there. Considering the source this is not half bad... Doubt I would buy again however. My first rating from a smartphone, hope it comes put okay

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