Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 159   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Re-rate from the bottle, August 2014. Everything below applies, except the smoke is well in there. Ups it to a 3.5. Keg at Holyrood 9A. Pours dark brown with a decent creamy head. Aromas of coffee and milk chocolate, tastes the same, with a touch of roasted bitterness to balance the sweetness. Marking this down as there was no discernible smoke!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Draft at Euston Tap, London on 17 July 2013. Poured a very dark ruby, almost black with a thin off-white head. Aroma of coffee, burnt malt and a good hint of smokiness. Full mouth feel with flavours of bitter dark chocolate, more coffee and some cured meat notes. Rounded bitter palate mixed with some molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogbomb (968) - ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Keg. Dark brown ale with a lot of red highlights. Thin tan head. Smells of coffee and chocolate milkshake. Tastes of chocolate milkshake too. Warm it up a little and the smokiness comes through. Chocolate milkshake with little bits of charcoal sprinkled in. Stirred with a Licorice stick. Mmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (702) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Keg at BBB. Cheers Tommy lad. Yep, not the best porter, didn’t get my bags or anything! Dark, great to look at but didn’t deliver. Good to try though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Very dark amber pour, some smoke very thin in the mouth. Not bad, had lots better porters and you probably have too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3531) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash; dark brown pour with off white head, coffee aroma, taste has coffee and smokiness, with a hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque brown pour with a light brown foamy head. Some lace. Very dark brown fruits. Liquid smoke. Liquorice. Very nice complex Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10653) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Cross Keys, Chester. Dark brown with tan head. Rich malts to the fore with a caramel, smokey flavour with some sweetness and berried fruitiness. Good depth. Very decent pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Such a smooth, easy to drink, yet smoky and robust porter. Thornbrdge with another great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3030) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Dark brown body, medium khaki head, spotty lacing. Roast, smoke, a little peat, caramel, and chocolate. A nice smokey/peaty porter. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, nice lingering finish. Quite enjoyable.

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