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88
style
Brewed by Top Out
Style: Porter
Loanhead, Scotland

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

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3.6
fonefan (49356) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2017

Cask (gravity) @ NBF 2016 [ The 41th. Nottingham Beer Festival (The 9th Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival) ], Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EB.

[ As Top Out Smoked ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark malt, meat, smoke. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, sugary, dark malt, smoked, meat. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20161014]
7-4-7-3-15

3.4
rodsquad (243) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins Rosemount. Pours dark, dark brown with a minimal light-tan head. Aromas of smoky roast malts, hot tar, fresh chopped wood and whisky-soaked fruit. Flavours introduce blackcurrants, Irish coffee and yeasty malt bread. A nice soft palate with a gentle sparkle creating a light body. Soft and smoky, very smoky. Almost tastes like a peat whisky cask was involved. A drink with lots of character and depth. Nice one Top Out.

3.7
Towey1989 (2827) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Gravity at The Nottingham Beer Festival. A deep brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, some chocolate, slight peat and subtle dark fruits. Taste of roasted malts, smoke, caramel, some chocolate, slight dark fruits, a little peat and subtle liquorice. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, smoky, roasted bitterness in the finish. More sweeter than I thought, lots of chocolate and caramel balancing out the roasted and smoky aromas and flavours. A little fruit also works really well. Nice and drinkable for its strength. Great.

3.9
minutemat (5529) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
500ml bottle, from trade with AshtonMcCobb. Many thanks. Pours deep opaque brown with tan head. Aroma is smoked meat, dark malts. Taste continues, with a pleasant creamy woody smoked ham character. A touch of spice on the finish, before more smoked meat greets you once again. Delicious smoked porter.

3.6
Cokemonkey11 (879) - - MAY 4, 2016
Pours black with a medium tan head subsiding average. Scent is medium dense smokiness but closer to syrup than smoke. Taste is dense smoke and a contrasting, fantastic smoke body. Finish is smooth and a little sticky. Very good.

3.3
larsga (7540) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Milky toffee and caramel aroma with smoky roasty notes. Sweet earthy fruity taste with milky red berries notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, slightly flat mouthfeel. Sweetish earthy red berries aftertaste with toffee notes. Strong, rough campfire smoke finish. Interesting. Not great, but interesting. (0.5l bottle, from Cornelius, Edinburgh.)

3.8
jeevan (246) - SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2016
On Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours a very deep dark blackness. Almost ochre creamy head. Aroma is Sweet creamy smokiness, quite delicious before the taste. The flavour is upfront smokiness, then a dark fruits crumble pudding. This is really nice. Rich and full of character. Best beer I’ve had by this brewery and I reckon better than when I had a bottle a wee while back. Glad I decided to try this again on my way home from work.

3.8
MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Aroma: savoury, smoked bacon, light lactose, caramel. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: toasted malts, savoury, bacon, lightly sweet caramel malts, turns bitter in the finish. Overall: beautiful Smoked, well-balanced, great aroma and palate. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

3.6
Mr_Pink_152 (5007) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Triied at the White Bear, Tewkesbury. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruity with peaty smoke. taste Nicly smoked with a bitter finish.

3.6
tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Tasted this at the Glasgow Real Ale Festival in the Briggait on the 26th June 2015. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Strong malty aroma with notes of woody peat smoke. Thin oily mouthfeel and no lacing. Dark malt complex gives a juicy maltloaf base with notes of treacle, dark chocolate, liquorice and a hint of black coffee. Short prickle present in the mild hopped aftertaste but fades very fast. Finish is smooth and malty with dry flavours of molasses, liquorice, plain chocolate and strong peat smoke. An enjoyable porter and slightly better in flavour balance compared to Redwillow Smokeless.


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