Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1583) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Smell of smoked sausage. Black with mid brown, small head. Aroma of smoke, tar, ash. Bitter. Medium carbon, dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle conditioned. Deep mahogany body with a mocha head. Nose is oak, smoke, bacon, red fruits, spicy pine resin. Bitter with some sugary sweetness towards the finish. Dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3185) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy dark brown-black beer that pours with a thin tan head. It has rich chocolate and smoked malt flavours with more roast on the creamy bitter finish. Excellent – Thornbridge back to their best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch rauchig, röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Schinken, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2881) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Old rating rerated 15.06.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry roasted, dark malts, roasted grain, coffee, burnt caramel, puffed rice, rye bread, cocoa, hints of licorice. Taste is dry and harsh burnt, roasted grain, burnt coffee, hay, burnt caramel, ashes, cocoa, hints of minerals. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry and watery mouthfeel. Fair enough, just so boring! I wonder where the smoke went though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3003) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle fromcHughs. Clean black with a thin tan head. Aroma is smoked malts. Flavour is dry caramel, light ash, a little smoke on roast malt and a long crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3169) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Keg at the Magpie, brown-tinged black with a fine tan head and smoke and caramel aromas, a bit too cold though so the smoke takes ages to come through. Rich and lightly creamy. Coffee, caramel and a faint hint of gravy. Salty smoky finish with burnt bitter and toasted cocoa notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from the Bottle Stop. Poured black with a fairly short lived dark brown then fading to thin grey tan head. Aroma is smoked malts, cake, smoke, coffee. Flavour is smokey, some caramel, coffee and light chocolate. The smoke mellows letting a bit more chocolate through. I like my smoke beers. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a jet black body with a large creamy off-white head. Nice. Nose is creamy chocolate tones, licorice, leather and hints of caramel and grains. Taste is chocolate, ashes, licorice and hints of leather and caramel. Medium to thin body, medium to soft carbonation. A bit thin and not enough smoke to deliver what it sets out to do, but a fair enough beer in general.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5832) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Black with a creamy head. Lightly smoked with a roasted malt character.

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