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

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Deep black pour with a thick brown head. The nose is chocolatey and a little bit roasty with a touch of light coffee and some richness. No fruit. Malt driven with a bit of roast and some nice richness through the middle. Coffee is subtle but this is a nice brew.

3.6
redders1974 (1629) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Very lightly smoked aroma. dark brown with light tan head taste blackcurrant light coffee hint of liquorice the smokiness amounts to campfire waft subtle and interesting

3.7
bunget (1024) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle. Dark opaque brown body, big tan head with average retention. Aroma of leather, roasted malts, cocoa liquor and licorice, very light smokiness. Taste of burned toast, chocolate, dried berries, hints of coffee. Nice, but I’d like a little more smokiness.

3.6
QcBeer (195) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
Couleur noir avec une mince effervescence. Petite mousse brunâtre qui pétille. Un nez fin malté de sucre brun légèrement fumée. En bouche, un goût sec de noisette fumée, de caramel doux, et de baie noire. C’est très smouth, huileux et onctueux au palais. Une finale sèche sur des notes de petits fruits noire.

3.5
gunnfryd (15287) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2016
KØLF 260216. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, raisin, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is bacon, smoked, coffee, raisin, chocolate, licorice, roasted malt. Medium body. Nice beer.

4
robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle from the lcbo. Jet black pour, small beige head. Aroma is smoky, but subtle, and inviting. Not a slap innthe face withna charred log. Some nice roasted malts, soft cocoa, and coffee. Malts have hints of sweetness, and soy with some ripe fruit. Smoke rounds everything out softly with a subtle bitterness and roasty finish.

3.9
lux_edwards (307) - - MAY 23, 2016
50 cl can. Pours a dark opaque brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of tofifee candies, coffee m, chocolate and toffee. Taste is slightly sweet. Palate is thin for the taste and style. I like this one. Overall a good beer.

3.4
jjsint (3493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
UPDATED: APR 12, 2017 Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cherry Hinton Road. Purplish black and opaque. The small tan head disappears quickly. Gentle wood smoke sits alongside roasted coffee in the aroma. The taste is dominated by the sweet/savoury richness of the smoked malt. A bit of grainy bitterness in the finish. Thin body. It’s pretty good but not as good as I hoped it would be.

4.2
cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
500ml bottle
5.3% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
February 23, 2016
The beet pours a solid coca-cola colour with a very thin creamy brown head which lingers and laces well. The aroma is peat wood, roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is well balanced between a smoked malt flavour, coffee, and caramel notes. Tastes great!

3.6
androman (2803) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
50cl bottle at home from Thornbridge, Bakewell. Nose is smoky. Body is black, head is big, beige, creamy, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is smoked wood, chocolate, caramel, tobacco, carton. Light sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter, light umami, smoked wood. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, nice one.


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