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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 126   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1407) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
Black body, small beige head. Nice aroma of coffee and chocolate, slightly roasted. The taste is immediately bitter and with a very nice fluffy palate. The finish is not too long or bitter, otherwise a really nice beer on a cold dark winter night.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1676) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Draight at Kaisla. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, coffee, chocolate, nuts, roasted malts and bread. Bitter finish with coffee, hops and nuts. Excellent porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1459) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Tap. Dark brown color with a thick, foamy head. Aroma of smoke, ham and dark malt. Sweet and toasty taste. Oily feel.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4490) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
(Keg at William K. Kurvi, 20131203) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and creaminess. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, chocolate, hops, coffee and bitterness. Afteraste had roastedness, coffee and bitterness. A nice balanced porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3054) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Draught @ Kitty’s, Hki. Almost black in color, creamy, cappuchino head. Strong coffee, chocolate and roastedness in aroma. You get some hoppy notes at the first sip, with dark chocolate and cocoa. Roasted malty with some soury notes as well. Finish is dry. Medium bodied. Decent, on the thinner side perhaps.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (509) - POLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Draught Aroma-chocolate, coffee, raisin, smoke, Appearance-black, cloudy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, sour finish Overall-very good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
200 ml draught at Schouskjelleren. Dark brown. Nice roasted aroma with a hint of smoke. Coffee and dark chocolate with raisins. Smooth texture. Medium bodied. Little bitterness and malt focused.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2057) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014
Cask @ Hallamshire House, Sheffield [210314]
Black, dense beige head, good lacing
Aroma of dark malts, soft roast, soft smoke, quite rich dark malt
Taste as aroma, tasty dark malts, nice soft smoke that’s just subtle, yum yum
Palate - Medium body, smooth, rich mouthfeel, finish as main flavour
Overall - Nicer on cask

Keg @ Dada, Sheffield [161013] 7/3/7/3/15 3.5
Dark brown, thin tan head, some lacing
Aroma - smoked malts, some grilled sausage, dark malts
Taste of dark malts, smoky, dark chocolate, quite smoky for me but gets less with the drinking and more chocolate come through, decent enough
Palate - Medium carb, bit over fizzy, medium body, quite sweet smooth rich dark malt finish
Overall - Nice beer, more smoky than I’d usually like

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5630) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
Draught @ The Draft House, London. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee, caramel, dark fruits. Flavor is malts, dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruits. Medium body, soft carbonation. 210913

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4329) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013

Appearance: Deep dark color with a small beige head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt and chocolate.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft to average carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Dark malt, some roasted malt, mild fruity and some coffee.
Overall impression: Nice and tasty porter.
Personal stats: On tap at Crowbar in Oslo, Norway


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