Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to fizzy, good lacing, fully to mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, oyster stout alike, light burnt. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, burnt malt, roasted, sweet dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120503]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pitch black colour, small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, some slight dark fruityness. Flavour is roasted malts, ashes, liquorice, some slight toasted notes as well. Also mild ripe dark fruits in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Keg at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black with small beige head. Aroma of aniseed, coffee and slight smoke. Light-medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Coffee, grains, licorice and slight coal stove smoke with notes of jalapeno. Light salty bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2013
Draft @ The Rake, Borough SE1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
28th May 2012
Craft. Very dark red- brown beer. Little tan head. Smooth palate, low carbonation and a little dry. Very mild tangy dark malts. A little dark fruits. The smoke is quite subtle. Smooth semi dry finish. Mild and well joined up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
cask at reading ... deep red black ... thin tan head ... huge pine and roast malts ... hint of coffee nose... huge mellow smoked malts ... soft roast ... quite a pine finnish ... wierd ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Cask at Paradiso Dupont in Washington, DC. Clear dark maroon, small tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark cocoa. Taste has vanilla, brandied plums, coffee. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18720) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask at the Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours black-brown with a foamy, beige head. Big dark malt nose, faint roast. Nice flavor, medium sweet with dark malts, burnt grass, some minerals, some dark chocolate, a bit of earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat dry and minerally to finish, with light roast, faint smoke, burnt grass and a bit of milk cocoa. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Black beer with a small slightly bubbly lasting beige head. Chocolate and cocoa powder aroma, vanilla and licorice, malty, roasted, caramel notes, figs and raisins. Licorice flavor, milk chocolate, roasted, smoked notes, some ash, figs and dades, biscuits, toffee notes, woody, vanilla notes, anise, grapes, some leather notes. Tasteful beer with a good balance on the smoke. Malty chocolate finish with licorice, coffee, caramel and some smoke.

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