Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 183   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2441) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
Draught at Sheffield Tap. Black coloured beer with medium off-white head and no carbonation visible. Strong smoked aroma. Medium palate. Finish is creamy smoked soft bitter at first ending more strong near the end. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1052) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 26 august 20013. LCBF backlog. KEG. Aroma: chocolate, caramel, smoky. Taste: slightly smoky, roasted and bitter. 3,3/5.

7 may 2014 BOTTLE 50CL. Look: almost black with faint red highlights and a big beige frothy head.Aroma: very toasty, light roast, dark fruit with some harsh but pleasant light ester notes. Not much smokiness. Taste: quite dry, burnt wood, dark fried fruit, licorice and moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
Scura buona schiuma discreta schiuma leggere note sffumicate discrete tostature amaro contenuto discreta secchezza

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Tap at London Craft Beer Festival 2013. Pours a dark red/brown with a tight thick off-white head. Light to medium body. Light smoke, lemon aroma. A little lemon, toffee, milk chocolate, hint of licorice. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - 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 (997) - 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 (703) - 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 (1124) - 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 (3929) - 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.

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