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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. Moderate smoke on the nose with some roast and very mild oak. Almost no bourbon aroma, but a hint of vanilla. A bit of chocolate and cocoa powder, too. The flavor is quite watery. Some chocolate and cocoa notes, mild smoke, a bit of roast, and very mild wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5055) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
Draft at Borefts. Pours black with a ring tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4337) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Cask at Borefts beer festival. Poured almost black with a bubbly tan head. Light malty aroma. Oaky, peaty taste with a hint of whisky, but not as much as I was expecting. Very drinkable, but not a classic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Cask@BBF2012, whisky barrel. Faint whisky/bourbon arom mixed with hints of chocolate, coffee and ’buisman’. Black, tiny brownish head, no lace. Light sweet, dryish, chocolate, hint of coffee, soft bitterness, light woody in the finish. No an extreme beer but flavourful and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1690) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Sample (from cask) @ Borefts ’12. Color is dark, brown. No head. Not much aroma, retronasal some roast & chocolate. Flavor is roasted, medium sweet, chocolate. Light bodied. Finishes bitter. Pity about the lack of aroma, but the flavor saves it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5250) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Sample at borefts. Thin tan head. Clear deep dark pour. Coffee in the aftertaste. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4018) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Borefts 12. Pitch black with just a little bit of beige foam on it. Smells some coffee, smoked, some wood. Tastes a lot of liquorice, watery, roasty and some coffee. Nice long coffee aftertaste. No carbo, thin to medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (725) - - SEP 8, 2012
Cask. Black, tan head. Aroma is bacon, camp fire, roasted malts. Taste is bacon, roasted hot dogs, chocolate. Smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
Handpull at Southampton Arms. Ruby-black, minimal head. Hardwood smoke, roast, a bit of nutshell and oil - really a dry roasty mild porter with smoke. Taste follows, a bit more smoke, a bit of alc presence, almost ashy-bitter. Ligurian slick mouth, fairly still, astringent from the smoke - dry bitter linger. Liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
Cask at the CASK Pub & Kitchen, London on 2nd June 2012. Black with thin tan head. Richly pungent, spicy and malty with bitter end. Thick mouthfeel.

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