Victory Art Brew Smoked Porter

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Brewed by Victory Art Brew
Style: Porter
Ivanteevka, Moscow obl., Russia

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Classic English porter fermented with ale yeasts brewed with special smoked malt. Smoked porters are extremely popular among the US craft brewers but almost absent on European beer market. Smoked malt used in such a beer is usually smoked by beech or peat - we decided to use truly Russian wood - the birch. We have ordered a special version of smoking machine for malts specifically and used wood chips to create a very special handcrafted grains. We have created a distinctive beer as a result: deep black colour, rich foam, aroma of coffee and smoke and sweety-smoky taste. Bright bitterness in the finish emphasized the impression from this complex beer.
We invite you to meet with smoked porters!

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3.2
kraddel (8294) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2017
Sampled at VCBF 2017. Thnx for sharing Eugene and Tim ! Pours black, no real head. Smell is mildly smoked. Taste is smoke, full, roasted. Don’t really like it.

3.8
tderoeck (9886) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2017
11/VI/17 - on tap @ Vleteren Craft Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2017-884) Thanks to 77ships and kraddel for sharing today’s beers!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very smoky, sweet, some chocolate, malty, grains. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet, caramel, soft smoke, roasted, some dark chocolate, little watery. Aftertaste: bitter, some coffee, bit malty, sourish touch, bitter hops, dark chocolate.

3.8
77ships (9887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2017
Thank you tderoeck! Sampled draft @ VCBF 2017. Black with no head. Nose is thick smoked umami, gavy soy sauce with umami licorice sweetness. Taste is heavy soy sauce umami, gravy, sugar, very soy sauce, smoked soy sauce, molasses. Body is gravy & syrup. Too umami for me as was the case with their other black beers which I tried at the festival, this one was my favourite since the heavy umami smoke balances it a bit. Pretty decent.

3.7
androman (2420) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
On tap at VCBF17, Belgium. Nose is light smoke, chocolate. Body is pitch black, head is medium, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, old wood, cardboard. Light sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter, hint of smoke. Medium to full body, dry slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, simple but tasty, nice one.

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Lobster15 (88) - - JUN 10, 2017
Sampled at the VCBF 2017. It’s a very good Porter overall but the smoky notes are very subtle to non existent

3.6
vinivini (2533) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 20, 2017
Tap. Opaque brown to black. Moderate tan head. The aroma is smoked malts. The same taste. Additional roast. Not bad.

3.1
Perun (205) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - NOV 25, 2016
Много копчено& забивае& вкус и аромат

3.9
Dzhigga (349) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Almost black color with huge head. Aroma of chocolate and dry fruits. Taste is medium sweet with smoked character. Finish is long and rather bitter. Medium-bodied. Good porter.

4.4
Shurf (17) - RUSSIA - JUL 5, 2015
Моё знакомс& с продукц& Victory Art Brew началос& именно с этого сорта. Потряса& аромат хмеля и копчёно& послевк& "с дымком", очень здорово&

3.3
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 24, 2015
Не отметил знаково& копчено& однако портеро& достато& Очень нравитс& что у ребят из Виктори Арт есть свой стиль. Эти парни узнаютс& быстро.


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