minutemat (1975) - Ford, Shropshire, - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beermoth. Pours black with beige head. Smoked sweaty gym shirt aroma, taste has a tempered smoke quality, some malty woodiness, smooth and drinkable with charred ash on the finish. For a new brewery this isn’t bad at all.
47574xeCD (395) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at home.
Pours a deep dark brown with a red tinge. Beige frothy head with slight lacing on the glass.
Aroma of blackberry and a smoke tinge.
Taste hints of fruit, chocolate and a distinct smokey after taste with hoppy notes. Does what it says on the tin. Smoked Porter. Good.
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black brown with a tan head. Cracking hoppy porter, no smoke really. Cracking ale though.
edsspoon (624) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg - I mostly got this because it was described as ’very smokey!’. It was not, but it was still fairly nice - really dark red with a rocky light brown frothy head. Good lacing and good retention. Aroma is lightly smokey, full of chocolate and with some hints of berries. Taste of roast malt, grassy hop and fruit followed by cocoa, smoke and light bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation.
hawanna (2420) - GERMANY - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle from Biervana
coffee, toast, roasty, chocolate, cereal, herbs, brown, hazy, rocky head, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation,
wimpyjoe (4928) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ 57 Thomas Streeet (Marble), Manchester. Almost black with a thin creamy off-white head. Initially lightly smoked but eventually lingers long in its aftertaste. Very much a porter in style with a full body and very good roasted malt aroma and taste that edges close to stout territory.
RichTheVillan (3784) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Treacle Tap; Pepsi cola pour with a thin light tan head, dark fruit and light ash aroma, dark fruit taste a hint of coffee, floral lavender, some wood, molasses, roast malts, liquorice, nice silky mouthfeel.
Ferris (6307) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Smoked malts and dark roast. Jet black with with beige brown head. Dark roast and smoke and a hoppy bitter finish. Hoppy and smokey quite nice.
Hanoi (507) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is smoke, slight licorice, little hazel nut, touch of cola. Enticing. Taste is gentle smoke leading to wood, touch of cola, and a bitter hop note in the finish. Mouthfeel is suitable.
A nice, lightly smoked, porter.