Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (591) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Smoke, coffee, chocolate and some dried fruits in the aroma. Dark brown with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a nice and interesting porter with a strong smoke flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1950) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2014
Butelka 50cl. OCZY : piwo jest ciemno brązowe, prawie czarne o średniej wielkości pianie. Piana ma kolor beżowy. NOS : aromat orzechów, przypalonego tosta, lury ze śmietaną, inki, miodu kwiatowego i skórek od cytryny. USTA : mało gazowane o konsystencji mleka. Umiarkowanie słodkie, podobne do gorzkiego kakaa. Cierpkie jak lura. Gorzkie jak kawa z mlekiem. Piwo ma wytrwałą gorzkość o posmaku popielniczki , węgla i mokrego kamienia. ODCZUCIA : jest to "wodnisty" porter o mało złożonych nutach. Nie jest zły ale trochę prostolinijny. Nie powinienem zrzędzić bo to całkiem poprawny porter ale Thornbridge przyzwyczaił mnie do więcej fajerwerków. OCENA : smak : 6/10 pijalność : 6/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with finger thick tan head. Aroma: Smoked malts, peaty, undercurrents of dried fruit and caramel. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitter and sourness with a slight saltiness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, lingering bitter, burnt/smoky malt finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1110) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 9, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours black with foam off white head. Head dissipates to nothing. Chocolate, burnt malt, coffee aroma. Not much smoke going on. Creamy milk chocolate, pate, earth flavour. Some mild bitterness on finish. Low carbonation, light body. It’s good but not exactly what it says on the tin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9497) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty and lightly smoky with cola and burnt toast. Blackberries with marzipan and cocoa. Caramel with earthy, roast malts. Flavours are sweet dark berries with cocoa nibs and cola. Nutty with herbal, earthy notes and spices. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7074) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Biggish beige head. Opaque body shows deep dark red body at edges. Lightly smoky roasty aroma with juniper notes. Dryish smoky licorice taste with juniper and chocolate notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish smoky mineraly juniper aftertaste with salty notes. It’s good, but a bit lacking in depth. (0.5l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. A dark brown to black beer, topped by a finger thick beige head. The aroma is mostly on the roasted side, but there’s a nice whiff of smoke as well. Coffee, some dark chocolates and a touch of citrus peel. Roasted, lightly smoked flavor with coffee and a touch of milk chocolate. A nice bitterness chimes in, mostly of the hoppy kind, and there’s also a little touch of citrus peel. Lasting finish with some bonfire in addition to the flavors found initially. Tasteful and easy drinkable this one, nice. 140503

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Hostel room - Anker Hostel, Oslo
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, smoke, coffee and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasted, coffee, chocolate and hint of smoked finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4918) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
I know this brewer as being excellent, especially in mid abv ales with refined yet expressive tastes. While I just had a poorer experience, this was another winner. Lovely soft smoke aroma, quite brown malty rather than tea or hard smoke like. Very finely balanced. Taste is even better, with balancing bitterness to challenge, or rather excite, your taste buds. Lasting too. Delicious! (50cl bottle from Saveur Bičre)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3777) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
37th birthday beer no 14. We’ll I was going to call it night after the Westy 12 but it got me in the mood for more beer. Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Black beer with large tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma of chocolate drops, coffee and roasted malts. The taste follows the aroma with more charcoal and some smoke in it not enough smoke to be called a smoked beer though. Very nice.

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