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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Pours a deep brown in colour with a tan head. The smokiness of the peated malts is matched by a smooth taste of toffee, caramel and dark fruits.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Cask. Medium brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, some smoked cheese, light plum. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, light smoked cheese, roast, plum. Light-medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2411) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, London dec 2012. Black beer with a small tanned head. Chocolate, vanilla. licorice and raisins aroma with smokey notes. Smokey, licorice, roasted, vanilla flavour with cocolate notes. Nice one :-)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to fizzy, good lacing, fully to mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, oyster stout alike, light burnt. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, burnt malt, roasted, sweet dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120503]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3383) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
From cask @ Borefts 2012. This is dark brown in color and it has a bubbly sidesticking a bit dissapointin I-have-given-up head. On the nose it’s definitely not extreme, but I get tones of honey, wood and something dark fruity-sweet. As mentioned not extreme, but it’s subduedly nice in it’s own way. In taste it’s quite delicious! Flat on the cO2 with a thin oily mouthfeel. A strong sweet chocolate flavor with subtle wood-hints. Woody-dry definitely and there is also a soft watery licorice flavor in this one. 30.09.2012

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 28/12/12. Mahogony brown with a frothy tan head. Nose is dark malt, slightly burnt toffee, touch of piss, wood, dark fruit aromas. Taste comprises a good dose of smoke, dark toffee, hint of peat, light medicinal notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, bitterness and smoke in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Black beer with a small slightly bubbly lasting beige head. Chocolate and cocoa powder aroma, vanilla and licorice, malty, roasted, caramel notes, figs and raisins. Licorice flavor, milk chocolate, roasted, smoked notes, some ash, figs and dades, biscuits, toffee notes, woody, vanilla notes, anise, grapes, some leather notes. Tasteful beer with a good balance on the smoke. Malty chocolate finish with licorice, coffee, caramel and some smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1397) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
On cask Coach and Horses, Dronfield - An almost black body with a bubbly tan head. Light malty aroma. Oaky, peaty taste with a hint of whisky, a bit smoky, but very drinkable, I know, we went back for seconds... and thirds... you can guess the rest. Messy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2058) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2012
Cask @ BBF 2012. Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty with smoke notes. Malt, fruit, coffee and vanilla. medium body with a balanced after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1844) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Cask, The Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, UK. Deep brown, slight ruby hue, thick off white head. Muted cocao and camp fire aroma, with a slight sweetness from milk chocolate. Smooth, creaminess then an immediate smokiness very similar to a palatable cheese. Finishes milky with more chocolate to end it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ De Molen. Black pour. Roasty aroma, chocolate, caramel and some vanilla and coffee. Flavor is slightly bitter, very full bodied for the low ABV. Lovely balance, great brew.


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