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Top Out Smoked

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Brewed by Top Out
Style: Porter
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Cask at the excellent Grove Inn, Huddersfield. Pitch black body. Dissipating tan-coloured head. Smoked aroma, alright. Taste of tobacco and dark chocolate joined by moments of dried fruits. Roasted malty bitterness to the ending. Fine bodied and a well-crafted porter (Shared with Nina and Steinar 09.07.2014).

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (223) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
POURS A DARK BROWN/BLACK COLOUR WITH A THICK BEIGE HEAD AROMA IS MALTY WITH LIGHT SMOKE FLAVOUR LIGHT SMOKE WITH SWEETISH NOTES AND LIGHT CHOCOLATE TONES OVERALL A NICE BEER,MORE OF A STOUT THAN A PORTER

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawanna (2117) - GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
coffee, chocolate, roasty, toast, herbs, earthy, brown, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, creamy, flat, bitter,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2284) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. Inky black with a bright brown head. It has smoked malt and coffee flavours, slight sour red fruity notes and chocolate and more light smoke on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StuartC (28) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Soft milk chocolate aroma with faint clove spice. Dark-roast coffee bean oiliness, more of the chocolaty notes on the mid-palate with palate-drying burnt nutmeg on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
[500ml bottle, Top Out brewery] Pours a deep brownish black, with a light beige lacing. Aroma is smokey, woodsmoke and bacony smoke. Taste is rich, chocolately and then progressively more smokey. On the finish, the smoked notes become dominant, but they are never overstated. Despite the 5.6% abv this never felt like a dominating beer. Really well balanced [14122013]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8375) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle, from Tomlinsons Inverness, on the train from Inverness to Hereford 21/10/13. Dark black with a good sized tan covering. Nose is dark malts, liqourice, smok, charred wood, chocolate, toffee. Taste comprises earthy cocoa, molasses, chocolate, light ashtray, dark malt. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light peaty smoked finish. Top draw smoked porter, the level of smoke is pitched well and keeps this as a porter style wise.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Edinbrew_Emz (3) - Edinburgh, - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
Smells of subtle smoke (more bacon than peat) with notes of chocolate and a solid malt base. Deep sweet malt with an overlay of BBQ smoke. Leaves a faint bitter coffee aftertaste that possibly lingers slightly too short. Extremely smooth without being too heavy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6726) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle at home. It pours jet black with a thick light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, smoke, honey glazed ham and chocolate. The taste is rich roast, toast, smooth smoke, salted liquorice, cocoa and nice bitterness with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice fulsome flavour. Good balance. A well-crafted brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2825) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Cask by hand-pump at Three Judges, Glasgow (21 Feb 2014) - very dark brown near black, thin creamy tan head, strong smoked aroma, chocolate, thin film of lacing, flavour dominated by the smokiness, moderate carbonation, bitter for a porter, nice


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