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Brewed by Runaway
Style: Porter
Manchester, England

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottled;
Rich, full bodied Porter with a subtle, sweet smoky aroma thanks to the famous smoked malt from Bamberg, Germany. The malt driven character is balanced by a spicy dark fruit aroma from the Bullion and Willamette hops.


minutemat's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2010) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, - AUG 3, 2014
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat.. Deep brown... Thin tan lacing... Soft toffee malts... Light musty malts nose... Soft dry.. Light smoke chocolate roast

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours near-black with a thin beige head. Aromas of smoked meat, charcoal. Taste is ashy, light chocolate sweetness, more smoke. Thin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours black, nose is toffee, smoky chocolate, taste is dry, bitter, toffee, light chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jvhemert (341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2015
too smoky for my taste, gets very bitter towards the end. not subtle in balance of aroma and taste; bit thin for abv/ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
(bottle) black-brown in colour with a frothy dark beige head. aroma of herbal hops and pears, with lots of toasted malts, some vanilla icing, brown sugar and earth. flavour is mostly toasted malts and ash, with some more brown sugar, light dark chocolate and a herbal-hoppy light roasted-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (522) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1496) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black brown with a tan head. Cracking hoppy porter, no smoke really. Cracking ale though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (704) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2532) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2014
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,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer (5326) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
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.


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