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Top Out Smoked

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Brewed by Top Out
Style: Porter
Loanhead, Scotland

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
4th October 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is light and dry. Mild minerally carbonation. Mild dark malts, whisper of dark chocolate. Dry grey smoke, medium strength. Whisper of fruits before a dry finish. Dry and overly smoky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath. Gushed massively on opening, froth was still streaming out of the bottle after half the beer had been poured, even after it had been stored for over a fortnight. That mishap aside, the beer was near black in colour, with an off-white head. The aroma had some peaty smoke, dark fruits and plain chocolate. The flavour was sweet upfront, with more chocolate and some caramel, before a peaty finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8343) - Tromsř, 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 (268) - 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 (2257) - 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 (2456) - 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 (34) - 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 (1891) - 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 (9606) - 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.


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