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

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RATINGS: 270   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3846) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Bottle, from Beer in a Bottle, Beverley. Deep red black, thin but sustained beige head and gentle condition. Initially sweet and smokey in the nose with hints of caramel and a muted roasted barley note, quite chalky in the mouth with a subdued sweet smokiness and hints of coffee beans and liquorice, there is a slight peppery spiciness and a little roasted bitterness, finish has some caramel sweetness, some warming alcohol and a touch of peatiness lingering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4378) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle from real ale store, Newark. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is peaty smoke. Taste is very smokey with a touch of toffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (1353) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Butelka 0,5l Kolor czarny, piana mała, beżowa, przeciętna. Aromat palonego słodu, trochę suszonych owoców, łagodny dym wyczuwalny. Na podniebieniu trochę paloności. Dobre piwo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3456) - SPAIN - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, España. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, smoky / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate, ahumado.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2711) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of smoked fruit, dried fruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; smooth palate

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (897) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Pours a fairly big thick frothy brownish head and has a dark brown appearance. Some good sticky lacing remains. Aromas of coffee, malts, hints of spices as well as vanilla. Flavours are sweet at first (caramel) and the smokey notes come through much more in the finish. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Average retention.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2016
LCBO slection. Very good smoked porter, nicely understated smoke. Good drinkability, smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle as smoked winter porter. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of malt, some roasted notes, smoke and hay. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bacon, smoked notes, caramel and roasted notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3250) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
Pours a real dark brown colour with light ruby highlights. The head is creamy, bubbly, mocha-coloured, long lasting and leaves nice fluffy-creamy lace. Coffee aromas at first over roasted malts. Then, some smokiness and dark fruits appear. The taste really shows the smoked wood with the roasted malts. Some decent leafy hops shows up in the aftertaste, creating a little dryness. The mouthfeel itself is quite smooth, medium bodied. Everything is well-balanced without anything too strong, sticking out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nonshaugen (536) - Fetsund, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2016
50 cl bottle with the "Smoked Winter Porter" label. Deep black, thin mocca coloured head. Aromas of chocolate, toffee, coffee and raisins. Rich mouthfeel, medium, but very pleasant, carbonation. Smoked flavour indeed, tobacco, dark chocolate, raisns and plums. Really nice manufactured porter, my first experience with the Thornbrifdge Brewery.


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