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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (141) - - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (710) - 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 (1165) - 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 (30) - 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 (1117) - 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 (683) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1254) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1473) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2129) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch rauchig, röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Schinken, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (1897) - 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...


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