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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 127   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2663) - 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 (1304) - 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 (12537) - 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 (2768) - 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 (3339) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (300) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Pitch black body with a thick well-lasting light tan head. Nose has chokolate, roasted malts, smoke and some sourness. Taste is mild and soft with a light dryness on the finish. Carbonation is very soft and the palate is somewhat watery. This was excellent at first, but after a while started to feel diluted and watery. Go figure.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (344) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Dark brown colour with brownish head on top, leaves lots of lacing after every sip. Aroma gives out slightly smoked roasted malts and some fruits as well. Surprisingly fruity taste, with smoked malts in the end. Light body and medium carbonation. Decent porter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2059) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Tap@Kitty’s. Black. Chocolate soft roasted malts, some coffee, a bit of a milky sweetness. Medium full body, soft texture. Slightly ashy, green, finish, but overall a nice soft roasted, leathery, porter flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Draught @ William K. Kurvi
Aroma is nice with smoke, some sweet licorice and hints of vanilla. Also some toffee. Very creamy palate. Flavour has smoke, some peaty notes, licorice and hints of toffee. Also some caramel tones. Good.


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