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Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Smoked
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & Bottled; Regular.
An historical brew, harking back to an era when barley was cured over open fires and beer was stored in oak.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9821) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2017
Very good beige head, stable and leaving lace over faintly veiled dark mahogany beer. Smoked nose & -malts, smoked ham, light roast, roasted nuts, fire jacket potato or ashes-roasted chestnuts, ureum. Very dry, woody, nearly tart roasted malt flavour with relatively mild smoked, phenolic and roasted touches. Smooth, velvety feel, despite good carbonation; feels medium bodied; Very good, balanced smoked beer! Thanks, Jezza!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (9421) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Keg @ Alexandra Beer House, Halifax. Dark brown with a very thin head. Has a light and appealing smokiness, bacon is evident and theres a crispness to it too. Its all very easy-drinking for its strength.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2897) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle. Clear Reddish Brown in colour. Large creamy tan head. Good lacing. Smoky aroma. Very Malty; light smoke, toasty malts, caramel, nutty, notes of chocolate and coffee. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; earthy hops. Bit Spicy. Sweet-bitter smoked malty and earthy throughout. Dry smoky bitter finish. Tasty smoky beer. Decent. (2016-06-02)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle @cgarvieuk. April Not So Fools Tasting 2014 [Rating Backlog April 2014] Pours brown, murky, tan head. Nose is smoke and chocolate. Taste is the same but with dark chocolate and a slight funk (farmyard) badboy happening.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (2290) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2016
Super active carbonation. Deep and incredibly murky brown. Head is a cola colour. Taste is light smoke but more peat than anything else.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9840) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark mahogany color with a medium sized, lasting head. Nice smoky aroma, malty, burnt a bit, some cocoa notes. Flavor is dry and bitter malty, smoked ham tones, subtle spices and caramel sweetness. Nice.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Bouteille 33cl, BB 16.11.2016. Lger brun, col pais crmeux blanc-cass. Arme offre un nez lger malt fum, pointe dagrumes en rtro apportant une petite note aromatique houblonne. Malt est lger. Palais au profil malt assez lger, en premier, les notes fumes sont discrtes et progressent aprs un petit temps t ambiante. Le fum est plaisant, fini vert houblonn avec une touche de citronn. Amertume ayant le mrite dajouter un ct frais en bouche.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6933) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Tap @ Exmouth Arms, Clerkenwell, small sample. Dark brown color, medium frothy head. Aroma of mocha, dark choc, light bacon, some roast. Roasty bitterness, mocha sweetness. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15303) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2016
330ml bottle (Ales by Mail)
Lovely rich smoky aroma, plenty of toasted bready malts, gently sweet. Rich brown, persistent tan head. Full palate, pleasantly smooth, filling carbonation. Rich smoky malts, toasted wholemeal bread and crusts. Some slightly woolly bitterness. Finish is a little earthy, which comes over as a bit harsh in the presence of the smokiness. Very solid brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (9029) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2016
9/VII/16 - 33cl bottle @ home, Katie & Kevin tasting - BB: 18/II/16 (2016-748) Thanks to Katie & Kevin for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: soft smoke, fruity hops, some dried fruits, some banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very hoppy, little sourish, slightly smoky, some banana. Aftertaste: very bitter, sweet malts, caramel, some banana, nice smoky finish. Could have a bit more smoke for me though...


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