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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Smoked
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13733) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11900) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11003) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle at home. Clearish brown pour with a strong, beige head. Some dark, cocoa malts kick up in the nose, a bit of moss and roast. Lightly sweet with dry, woody roast, faint cocoa. Light in body with average carbonation. Weak smoke finish, some mild grass and citrus bitters, light cocoa. Decent overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Querkus Smoked Oaked Porter
Date: January 04, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, light chocolate, touch of smoke
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry with just a hint of caramel sweetness, earthy with a good dose of smoke, light roasted
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
A reddish dark brown porter with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate malt with licorice and grassy notes, nutty character, perfumey finish. In mouth, a sweet perfumey chocolate with light peaty notes, molasses, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
500 ml Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aroma of smoke, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and mocha. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, dark chocolate, mocha, vanilla and light oak with a smooth lingering mocha finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9699) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light smoke, medium oak, light toast malt, faint hops and light esters. Flavor is dark malt, light smoke and meat, faint esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body, low warmth and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Dark brown pour, brown head. Smoke, ham, roasted malt, cocoa. Flavor is smoke, roast, char, a bit of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle @ ratman, courtesy of doodles. Thanks Scott! Brown appearance with a tan head. Woody smoky, dark toffee, caramel aroma. Roasty, woody smoky, brown caramel malty flavor with a lingering smoky flavor. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8718) - 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.


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