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Top Out Smoked

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Brewed by Top Out
Style: Porter
Loanhead, Scotland

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4034) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
500ml bottle, from trade with AshtonMcCobb. Many thanks. Pours deep opaque brown with tan head. Aroma is smoked meat, dark malts. Taste continues, with a pleasant creamy woody smoked ham character. A touch of spice on the finish, before more smoked meat greets you once again. Delicious smoked porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cokemonkey11 (457) - - MAY 4, 2016
Pours black with a medium tan head subsiding average. Scent is medium dense smokiness but closer to syrup than smoke. Taste is dense smoke and a contrasting, fantastic smoke body. Finish is smooth and a little sticky. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Milky toffee and caramel aroma with smoky roasty notes. Sweet earthy fruity taste with milky red berries notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, slightly flat mouthfeel. Sweetish earthy red berries aftertaste with toffee notes. Strong, rough campfire smoke finish. Interesting. Not great, but interesting. (0.5l bottle, from Cornelius, Edinburgh.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (237) - SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2016
On Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours a very deep dark blackness. Almost ochre creamy head. Aroma is Sweet creamy smokiness, quite delicious before the taste. The flavour is upfront smokiness, then a dark fruits crumble pudding. This is really nice. Rich and full of character. Best beer I’ve had by this brewery and I reckon better than when I had a bottle a wee while back. Glad I decided to try this again on my way home from work.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Aroma: savoury, smoked bacon, light lactose, caramel. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: toasted malts, savoury, bacon, lightly sweet caramel malts, turns bitter in the finish. Overall: beautiful Smoked, well-balanced, great aroma and palate. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3472) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Triied at the White Bear, Tewkesbury. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruity with peaty smoke. taste Nicly smoked with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Tasted this at the Glasgow Real Ale Festival in the Briggait on the 26th June 2015. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Strong malty aroma with notes of woody peat smoke. Thin oily mouthfeel and no lacing. Dark malt complex gives a juicy maltloaf base with notes of treacle, dark chocolate, liquorice and a hint of black coffee. Short prickle present in the mild hopped aftertaste but fades very fast. Finish is smooth and malty with dry flavours of molasses, liquorice, plain chocolate and strong peat smoke. An enjoyable porter and slightly better in flavour balance compared to Redwillow Smokeless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of woodsmoke, red apples and raisin. Flavours of chocolate, coffee and raisin. Smoky-sweet mouthfeel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1042) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
(Bottle.) Black beer with a thin beige head. Smell is typical of a smoked beer with that usually, odd almost bacon-y hint. Though in this case there’s a touch of fruit under there too. Flavour is mellower than I expected. Quite mild and malty initially, with the smokiness coming in gradually but lingering once it does so. There’s a slight spicy tang in there too to mix things up. Smoked beers aren’t always my cup of tea but this is very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2746) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2015 Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours dark brown. Aroma is dark malts, smoke, wood. Taste follows, roasted malts, smoke, smoked oak.


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