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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (471) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Nice smokey subtly balanced malty roasted porter with some resin notes. Good beer, not too overwhelming, very well made and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3269) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
500ml bottle. Darkest brown, quasi black colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Roasty and slightly smoky dark malty aroma, hints of ham and ashes. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, slightly smoky, a touch of malt lozenge, subtle malt sweetness, a mineral touch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (1907) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
On tap at Schouskjelleren, october 1st 2013. Dark brown body, small tanned head. Aroma of toffee, coffee, cream. Taste of sweet chocolate and licorice with notes of roasted malt. Not very exciting but still enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5302) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 14, 2014
50 cl bottle.Thanks lusikka!
Pours dark red-brown color, small off-white head. The first thing on the nose is charcoal from a overly grilled sausage, smoke and burnt malts, some wood and faint peat also. Malty and burnt flavor, ham and some caramel. Unique and quite tasty.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (5376) - 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 (19665) - 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 (708) - 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 (2131) - 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 (2491) - 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 (1192) - 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.


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