Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Ashford in the Water, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Pours a deep brown in colour with a tan head. The smokiness of the peated malts is matched by a smooth taste of toffee, caramel and dark fruits.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (6328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear, dark brown body with a nice, creamy and lacing beige head. Rather mild aroma with smoked malt and hint of roast. Flavor is sweet, dark, moderate roasted malt, some smoke, bread, coffee and caramel with traces of liquorice. Nice balanced bitterness. Fine body and nice aftertaste that also has some chocolate I didn’t detect at first. A pleasant porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Dark cola like beer with a smallish head. Aroma is sweet malts, smoke, dark bread, a bit fruity. No hops there really but bbe is just a month away. Taste is sweetish and a bit sour too, dark bready malts, hints of ash and smoke, plums? Good nevertheless. A big thin and a bit too quick finish. Good and very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12071) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
500ml bottle, as Smoked Winter Porter, from Systembolaget Kiruna, via djoeye. Shared with Finn Arvid and Skinnyviking. Good looking with its golden neck, and two-finger thick, fawn-coloured head leaving crocheted lacing down the glass. Jet black body. Smoked malty nose added by brown malts. Mild smoked malty taste supported by oak and raisin followed by a dried fruity ending. A fine balanced beer, medium bodied. (Tromsø 17.01.2015).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (825) - FRANCE - JAN 19, 2015
Noire avec des reflets rubis, fine mousse beige. Nez de malts grillés, café, fumée, bois. Attaque légèrement amère sur les résineux, laissant rapidement la place aux malts torréfiés, café, le côté fumé est très peu présent. Corps assez léger, aqueuse, longueur un peu faiblarde. Bonne, mais un peu déçu, le côté fumé est trop léger...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Almost clear almost black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of smoke, licorice, light ash, bread and light coffee. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of smoke, licorice, raw sugar and light ash. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Deep dark, black in glass, short light brown head, just bit lacing. Strange weiner aroma firs but evolves to licorice and coffee as this warms bit, dark chocolate, bit ash, dry crisp feel, dry & bitter, quite roasted, medium body, long roasted finish, peaty, malty syrup, bit dark fruits. OK, balanced, tasty, nothing special but welldone, nice smoky flavor - not burned harsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bosta (246) - SLOVENIA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours dark brown almost black with nice tan head. Nice smokey aroma with test is wrong. Taste is strongly roasted but nicely balanced with bitter hoppy finish. Medium bodied, quite smooth carbonation. Nicely smoked porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (2256) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
Flaska såld som Smoked Winter Porter. Nästan svart öl med ljusbrunt skum. Doft med lätt rostade toner, hö och aningen rökighet.. Rökigheten något mer påtaglig i smaken. Viss metallisk bismak. Gräddig munkänsla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (7039) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Flaske 500ml fra Systembolaget, Kiruna. Drukket i Skibotn 25 Des 14. Svart med et middels høyt mokkafarget skum som varer en god stund. Tynn lacing. God aroma av røyk & sjokolade. Ikke påtrengende. Smaken er mest røyk men også sjokolade & lakris. Tørr ettersmak med hint av karamell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (7418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
How: Bottle, as Smoked Winter Porter.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, liquorice, some smoke, caramel, raisin.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, liquorice, caramel, dried fruit, smoke.

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