Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Smoked
Reading, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bottle: Filtered. 5.8%.
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1370) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Light sweet woody aroma. Plenty of milk chocolate on the tongue, oakiness later on on the tongue, touch of bitterness, but sweet maltiness quickly becomes the dominating feature. Easy drinking, nicely flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
bb - 14/02/15. Pours a dark brown with red edge. Aroma is choc, coffee, a spot of whisky, dark fruit. Light to medium body, a bit thin. It’s got a nice peaty, smokey thing alongside some coca cola, rum, coffee and candy choc. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
50cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt 2013 range. Very dark brown colour with a thick beige head. Very malty aroma. Not sure how much smoke there is. Some milk chocolate. It’s an ok choccy malty, slightly grainy beer. The smoke comes through on the finish. Some dryness on the finish. Some woodiness. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Smokey savoury aroma, some sweet taste, gentle smokeyness and fairly one dimensional. OK though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (689) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
330 ml bottle of the 5.8% version bought at Sainsburys. Pours almost black with a tan head. Smoke vanilla and licquorice aromas. Similar flavours with some mocha. Velvety texture. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2485) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
330ml bottle at 5.8%. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is bitter coffee, leather and a touch of ham. Taste has leather and coffee to start with a bitter ham on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Draft at Churchkey, the 5.8% version. Dark brown color, small off white edge head. Aroma of burnt espresso. Taste is sweet burnt toast. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
Sample, brown bottle, 500 ml, purchased at Beer World, with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on April 13 2013; eye: ruby, clear, tiny sheet of beige head, slight lacing; nose: nutty, smoke, light peat, slight chocolate, malt, light liquorice; mouth: nutty, smoke, slight peat, slight chocolate, malt, light acridness, light alcohol, finale in malt with nutty presence, medium body, average carbonation, a bit thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 500 ml, achetée chez Beer World, avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 13 avril 2013; œil : rubis, limpide, petite couverture de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : noix, fumé, léger tourbe, très léger chocolat, malt, léger réglisse; bouche : noix, fumé, très léger tourbe, très léger chocolat, malt, légère âcreté, léger alcool, finale en malt avec présence de noix, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, un peu mince; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3303) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Smells like winter time. Pours dark, thin brown, with a dissipating whitish head. Aroma of molasses and roasted malt. Tastes like Roasted malt with a milky finish. A bit sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chontoman (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
One of my all time favourites. Strong but extremely pleasant smoked aroma. Layers of flavour that develop with each stage of the tasting and a fantastic after-taste. You can definitely taste the care that was taken maturing the smoky flavours.

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