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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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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 14, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of roastiness, leather and quite meaty sausage-by-the-campfire like notes and charcoal. Flavour of roastiness, meat, grass, biscuit and some mild berryish notes. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Probably the meatiest beer I’ve ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Clerkenwell. Black colored with a small beige head. Light roasted aroma of caramel with notes of smoke. Light roasted flavor of caramel with notes of smoke. Light roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (895) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2014
500 ml bottle from Redmonds. Dark brown, frothy, foamy tan tinted of white head. Roasted and smoked malt nose. Coffee, chocolate, roasty notes in the flavour, not much smokiness. Decent body, medium carbonation. Short enough finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2014
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - opaque brown to black with a nice fawn head. Nose - smoked peat with some earthy chocolate notes. The combination goes down the charcoal route. Taste - creamy, smoky & earthy. Just a little toffee that comes round more as the glass goes down. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish considering the style. Overall - yep, does the trick!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2735) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a large head. Aroma is ham, leather and coffee. Taste has dark fruits and coffee to start with some leather on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (1376) - Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Tap @ Black Door, Helsinki 12/03/14. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a latte-colored head. Aroma is butterscotch, decent smokiness, light ham. Taste is rather light with less butterscotch than in the aroma. Smoke is more prominent, but still no Schlenkerla definitely. Lightly bitter, some dark bready maltiness in the background. Decent carbonation, fairly light in the mouth. A smoked porter that’s really not very portery or that smoky even, unfortunately. A disappointment really from Thornbridge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12566) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Tap@Black Door
Dark brown color, small steady beige head. Milky, coffeish, toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. Toasted, lactic flavor. Some chocolate, quite low on bitterness. Aftertaste has nice dark milk chocolate flavor. Nice, a bit different Thornbridge maybe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2859) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Tap at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of smoke, coffee, some sweetness and roasted malts. Nice body and good drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freiksenet (93) - - JAN 24, 2014
A: Black with some red, no head. S: Some caramel, roast. T: Starts bittersweet, roast, smoke, lactic acid, acidic coffee aftertaste. M: Medium mouthfeel. O: Alright.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3392) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 30, 2013
Draught: Nearly black color, coffee brown, creamy head. Aroma is malty, roasty, sweetness, sweets, milk chocolate, fruits. Flavor is sweet and malty, roasty, smoked, cococa. Roasty, bitter end.


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