Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 251   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.

jackafholmes' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from greystones, Sheffield. Weak smoky aroma. Entirely opaque, black colour, with a thin creamy head. Really delicious smoky flavour. Heavily carbonated, spoils the palate slightly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12717) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
Near black with a lasting off-white head. Roasted aroma with licorice and smoke and a touch of coffee beans. Sweetish roasted flavour with a light smoke. It’s never prominent enough to harm the beer with medicine/iodine character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
2016-08-14. Black body, nice brown head fades. 3++ Aroma has moderate smokey character over dark malt core, moderate roast, whispers of brown sugar and caramel. Flavour is similar, smokey overtones, relatively bitter throughout, roasty dark malt, muted sugary caramel accents. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Cocoa notes come out in the finish and linger in the aftertaste with the smoke. Well made beer but even the moderate smoke detracts for my tastes. 7/4/7/3/14 Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3805) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle - 500ml. Pours an opaque black body with an average, fading, beige creamy head. Good malty aroma with smokey and chocolate hints. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries smokey and hickory notes. Ends with a robust smokey/woody finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown. Slightly smoked malty flavour with some subtle bitterness. Medium body and quite thirst quenching. Well worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (613) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 28, 2016
Black body, medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoked malt, ashes, chocolate. Flavours of roasted malt, ashes, smoke and chocolate. Medium bitter roasted malt finish, end dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (631) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 20, 2016
Look: black with red shades, opaque, beige head with average retention. Aroma: deicate smoked notes, roasted, prunes, chocolate, autumn leaves. Taste: dry, light bitterness, light berries tartness. Flavour: dark berries, dried prunes, roasted meat, charcoal, woody vanilla notes. Finish slightly ethery with some hoppy and minty notes. Very good with very delicate smoked notes. I believe that smoked beer should be more smoked, however this is a good, rich, balanced porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some very subtle smoked flavours is OK. Taste is a mix of roasted malt notes with subtle smoked flavours and some light coffee notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Not bad but didn’t really stand out either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2016
(Thornbridge Beadeca’s Well) Cask, half pint at Thornbridge Den Bosch. Almost totally black colour on the body, a bit less than a finger of thick and creamy, light brown head with very good retention. Great aroma here, with light coffee, mocha, chocolate, light roasted malts. Taste follows with roasted malts, chocolate, light liquorice even, faint coffee. Medium body, low carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2691) - GREECE - JUN 30, 2016
500 ml botle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with light beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, coffee, licorice, chocolate, caramel, some smoked notes. Sweet and bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (143) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: smoked meat, toffee, semi-sweet chocolate, brown sugar. Taste: coffee, burnt toast, silky smooth mouth feel. Finish: earthy/peaty, caramel, dry finish, with mild hoppy bitterness. (BB 08/24/16, tasted 04/24/16)

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