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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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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.


BrotherLogic's rating

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Incredible smoked beer - mouthfeel is stunning the smoke balance is perfect and it's the essence of balance and class.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5259) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
500ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Smoky and slightly roasted aroma with beech, ash and roasted malt. Roasted, chocolatey and moderately smoky taste with cocoa and liquorice. The smokiness is fairly subtle and is more evident in the aroma than the taste. Nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7919) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
bottle from Darts Farm Topsham. Deep brown with a beige head and a touch of smoke in the nose. Medium-bodied, malty, lots of dark malts and a shy touch of smoked malts. Lingering dark finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle labelled as Thornbridge Smoked Winter Porter, this was kindly passed on by the Head Brewer (Rob?) when we visited over the Bakewell Folk Festival w/e Aug 2014 consumed at home Sunday 31st August 2014 Pours almost black with a beige head. Fruity, tangy with a decent but not overdone smokiness which whilst always apparent is actually well integrated. I liked this its a good beer. A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov14 3.4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (2993) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint caramel and some roasted malt, faint smokiness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel, some roasted malt and light coffee, light hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dryish, some roasted - faint roasted malt, faint licorice with faint - light smokiness, light - some hoppyness. Lightly smoked porter, not too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours brown, dark in the glass, thick creamy tanned head. Smell of roasted malts, hints of smoke and tar, quite like being on a campfire cooking coffee :) Moderate sweet, smoked malts, also hints of tar; roasted malts as well, some thin thin coffee in the back. ends off with a dry ashtray tad in the mouth. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (849) - USA - JUL 19, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Dark smoke flavoured porter. Like a cross between a porter and a Bamberg rauchbier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1227) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is pitch black, and has a big light brown head. Smokey aroma with coffee, camp fire, ash, forest and some dark chocolate. The flavour is similar but with even more smoke and burned wood. Slick mouth feel, and has a light to medium bitterness. A fantastic smokey porter which is very balanced and with a game character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUL 13, 2014
Lovely dark pour with frothy caupacino coloured head. Dark malty caramel and smoky aroma with a true porter taste. A reql good porter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1337) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from Beeches of Walkley, Sheffield. Clear, chestnut brown. Film of tan head. Smoked malt. Smoked bacon. Woody. Dark fruit. Taste is fruity dry. Light, smoky bitter. Light chew on the palate. Finish is smoky dry. Light bitter. Tasty, but not over the top. Quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (720) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Pours close to black with a nice creamy looking tan head. Aroma is moderate roast on a malty backbone. Faint fruity notes with caramel and smoke. Taste is semi-sweet and well balanced. Bitter coffee notes and a lasting roasty finish. Velvety mouthfeel and soft co2.


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