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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (849) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 6, 2015
Pitch black, medium sized tan head. Chocolate aroma, but where is the smoke? Taste is just wonderful. Smoked pork, bacon. Watery texture, not creamy, but very oily. Soft carbonation. Roasty finish. Just great.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1764) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Rich tar and rubber aroma, pouring a great thick black colour, tan head. Soft and smoky on the tongue, subtle roast at the back. with a great bitter finish. Lovely effervescent beer, impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1324) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Smokey, roasty, coffee, ashy. Chocolate, licorice. Black colour, tan head, lacing. Mid-bitter, medium sweetness, salty. Medium body, soft carbonation, salty and roasty finish. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2184) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle in the Graze Inn, Sheffield. Pours mahogany with beige head. The taste is chocolate and peaty smoke. Some toffee too. Very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle at the courtesy of Rune. High creamy and lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Roasted malt coffee smoke and a bit of alcohol in the aroma. Roasted malt dried fruit coffee mildly smomed, fair amount of hops bitterness, notes of citrus. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear, dark brown body with a nice, creamy and lacing beige head. Rather mild aroma with smoked malt and hint of roast. Flavor is sweet, dark, moderate roasted malt, some smoke, bread, coffee and caramel with traces of liquorice. Nice balanced bitterness. Fine body and nice aftertaste that also has some chocolate I didn’t detect at first. A pleasant porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkos (302) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Dark cola like beer with a smallish head. Aroma is sweet malts, smoke, dark bread, a bit fruity. No hops there really but bbe is just a month away. Taste is sweetish and a bit sour too, dark bready malts, hints of ash and smoke, plums? Good nevertheless. A big thin and a bit too quick finish. Good and very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9399) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
500ml bottle, as Smoked Winter Porter, from Systembolaget Kiruna, via djoeye. Shared with Finn Arvid and Skinnyviking. Good looking with its golden neck, and two-finger thick, fawn-coloured head leaving crocheted lacing down the glass. Jet black body. Smoked malty nose added by brown malts. Mild smoked malty taste supported by oak and raisin followed by a dried fruity ending. A fine balanced beer, medium bodied. (Tromsø 17.01.2015).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (479) - FRANCE - JAN 19, 2015
Noire avec des reflets rubis, fine mousse beige. Nez de malts grillés, café, fumée, bois. Attaque légèrement amère sur les résineux, laissant rapidement la place aux malts torréfiés, café, le côté fumé est très peu présent. Corps assez léger, aqueuse, longueur un peu faiblarde. Bonne, mais un peu déçu, le côté fumé est trop léger...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Almost clear almost black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of smoke, licorice, light ash, bread and light coffee. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of smoke, licorice, raw sugar and light ash. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.


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