Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Smoked
South Stoke, England


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Bottle: Filtered. 5.8%.
To get a subtle smokiness we brew with Scottish peated whisky malt, English pale and roasted malts and boil only whole leaf goldings hops. Querkus is then patiently cold matured over pieces of old French oak barrels. The flavours from the toasted wood slowly seep into the beer; bottling only when we think it is right.

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Travlr (26288) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Draft at Churchkey, the 5.8% version. Dark brown color, small off white edge head. Aroma of burnt espresso. Taste is sweet burnt toast. Decent.

Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle at home. Clearish brown pour with a strong, beige head. Some dark, cocoa malts kick up in the nose, a bit of moss and roast. Lightly sweet with dry, woody roast, faint cocoa. Light in body with average carbonation. Weak smoke finish, some mild grass and citrus bitters, light cocoa. Decent overall.

harrisoni (19425) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
50cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt 2013 range. Very dark brown colour with a thick beige head. Very malty aroma. Not sure how much smoke there is. Some milk chocolate. It’s an ok choccy malty, slightly grainy beer. The smoke comes through on the finish. Some dryness on the finish. Some woodiness. OK.

jtclockwork (17469) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Off white head. Nose/taste of smoke, roast chocolate malt, barley and vanilla. Lightish body.

Ratman197 (15474) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
500 ml Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aroma of smoke, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and mocha. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, dark chocolate, mocha, vanilla and light oak with a smooth lingering mocha finish.

imdownthepub (15426) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from S.H.Jones in Banbury. Reddish brown with beige head. I did pick up a slight smokiness in the aroma which was followed by a peat bonfire note. There was also a sweet vegetable character, quite earthy, boiled malt flavours. Mixed but ok.

Stuu666 (15085) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is light smoke, chocolate, sugary, taste is similar, dry.

Lubiere (14196) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
A reddish dark brown porter with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate malt with licorice and grassy notes, nutty character, perfumey finish. In mouth, a sweet perfumey chocolate with light peaty notes, molasses, nice.

crossovert (14038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
50cl bottle.

It pours a dark brown with a light tan head. The head sticks for a bit and recedes to a bit of lacing.

The smell is odd, it literally smells like sugar and oak, and that is about it; where is the smokiness?

The taste is buttery, with a fruity note and some wierd oak flavor. IT is also metallic. There is the slightest hint of a porter beer in here. It reminds me of malt liquor.

This brewery is jsut a major gimmick, I should have checked the label before i bought it, but the intrigue of the smoked oaked porter part of the label blinded me.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-09-2011 06:52:49

BeerandBlues2 (13872) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light smoke, medium oak, light toast malt, faint hops and light esters. Flavor is dark malt, light smoke and meat, faint esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body, low warmth and medium carbonation.

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