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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some very subtle smoked flavours is OK. Taste is a mix of roasted malt notes with subtle smoked flavours and some light coffee notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Not bad but didn’t really stand out either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4825) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2016
(Thornbridge Beadeca’s Well) Cask, half pint at Thornbridge Den Bosch. Almost totally black colour on the body, a bit less than a finger of thick and creamy, light brown head with very good retention. Great aroma here, with light coffee, mocha, chocolate, light roasted malts. Taste follows with roasted malts, chocolate, light liquorice even, faint coffee. Medium body, low carbonation. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - JUN 30, 2016
500 ml botle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with light beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, coffee, licorice, chocolate, caramel, some smoked notes. Sweet and bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (169) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: smoked meat, toffee, semi-sweet chocolate, brown sugar. Taste: coffee, burnt toast, silky smooth mouth feel. Finish: earthy/peaty, caramel, dry finish, with mild hoppy bitterness. (BB 08/24/16, tasted 04/24/16)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Deep black pour with a thick brown head. The nose is chocolatey and a little bit roasty with a touch of light coffee and some richness. No fruit. Malt driven with a bit of roast and some nice richness through the middle. Coffee is subtle but this is a nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (949) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Very lightly smoked aroma. dark brown with light tan head taste blackcurrant light coffee hint of liquorice the smokiness amounts to campfire waft subtle and interesting

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle. Dark opaque brown body, big tan head with average retention. Aroma of leather, roasted malts, cocoa liquor and licorice, very light smokiness. Taste of burned toast, chocolate, dried berries, hints of coffee. Nice, but I’d like a little more smokiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
QcBeer (134) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
Couleur noir avec une mince effervescence. Petite mousse brunâtre qui pétille. Un nez fin malté de sucre brun légèrement fumée. En bouche, un goût sec de noisette fumée, de caramel doux, et de baie noire. C’est très smouth, huileux et onctueux au palais. Une finale sèche sur des notes de petits fruits noire.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2016
KØLF 260216. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, raisin, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is bacon, smoked, coffee, raisin, chocolate, licorice, roasted malt. Medium body. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4139) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle from the lcbo. Jet black pour, small beige head. Aroma is smoky, but subtle, and inviting. Not a slap innthe face withna charred log. Some nice roasted malts, soft cocoa, and coffee. Malts have hints of sweetness, and soy with some ripe fruit. Smoke rounds everything out softly with a subtle bitterness and roasty finish.


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