Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Smoked
Alresford, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
An Autumn brew exclusively for Mitchells and Butlers. Again just one hop this time the dramatic Junga hop from Poland.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
prawlie (1567) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
Half pint at the Oakford Social in Reading. Black with a bubbly head. A hint of smoke, also bitter and dry. Spiced and hoppy aroma. Not particularly impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask in The Dog & Duck. Colour is dark brown, off white thin head. Nose is chocolatey malt, caramel malt, toasty, roasted malt, some fruitiness. Taste is chocolate malt, dab of coffee and roasted malt, caramel. Body is light. Nice beer, almost a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
From cask at Curlers Rest. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is bitter and light toasted malty. Dry roasted, breadish malty and bitter. Roasted dark maltyand dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruidsNectar (3) - Keighley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012 does not count
A dark bitter, with a very light non-descript aroma. Coffee flavours with a very light toffee and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4398) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 [email protected], Walsall. Very dark brown colour with medium sized beige head. Decent lacing. Aroma is of dark roasted malts and coffee, a little bit of smoke. Taste is quite bitter with smoked dark roasted malts to the front and coffee, maybe a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is the weakest part, could be more fuller in the body. A very good drink one that I thoroughly enjoyed.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
martinrumsam (564) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
cask mid brown no head to speak of . I must have had a bad one smelt vinegary and tasted same . Certainly not my idea of a smoked ale will have to try again to make sure it is not as bad as I think it is

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
Smoked? SMOKED?? I havent got a clue. Give me a blind tasting session and Ill be calling Carling Hardcore and Bourbon County Hooch. Im a joke.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7563) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Cask @ The Queens Arms. The pours deep chestnut brown with a small, creamy white head. The nose is very faint baked brown bread. some smoked ham and burning wood. The taste is mild creamed coffee, more smoky ham. Hints of red berry and mocha. The bodys very smooth and drinkable. Still, this is pretty thin in flavor and profile. Overall, this doesnt make a wrong step, its just not my thing. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k0mpsa (2764) - Tuusula, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Draught. Black color with plenty of white head. Some roasted and smoked flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2817) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
Cask at Rose and Thistle Frimley Green. Pours a black colour with a slight red tint, aroma is malty and has some smoke, taste is malty and bitter, with a dry watery finish. This is not a session beer to me.

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