Wild Clover Black Dog Smokey Irish Porter


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Brewed by Wild Clover Brewery
Style: Smoked
Western Cape: Stellenbosch, South Africa

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tim Webb (398) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
340 ml bottle at Ginja in Cape Town. A mere 5.5% alcohol by the time I tried it and nowhere close to 50 IBU. Smoked malt in the aroma but not the taste. Nice-looking and decent tasting red-brown beer but only a little bit portery, not particularly Irish and not really smoked.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
theSlipperyPen (276) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Cola brown beer with a bitter thin malt taste and not enough dark fruits to keep to the porter style. Really wanted to like this one but am disappointed. It’s got a strange ash or sour edge that doesn’t do it any good - and I know that stale taste is a characteristic of porter but this is something else. I love porter and really hope South Africa will one day offer this most traditional of London styles, but this doesn’t do it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zarathustra10 (7) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016 does not count
Did not find it very smokey and and still a bit light in taste and palate, but represents a good stage in the progression of South African dark beers.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kleurlingbier (8) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2016 does not count
Dark brown, almost brown river water. deep chocolate, medium toffee, smokey and burned. bit thin on the body.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
AtronSeige (1398) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma: Medium sweet coffee, chocolate. Appearance: Dark brown body. Thin, light-brown head. Flavour: Medium-light coffee, tastes watered-down. Dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Missing the smoke completely. Lacking in complexity. Not recommended Taster at event. 22B. Other Smoked Beer 12A. Brown Porter

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WhoU (125) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 4, 2013
On tap at Cape Town Festival of Beer 2013. pours medium dark brown. Light head, carbonation and lace. Woody and malt. Favourite of the Wild Clover selection on offer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16105) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Dark brown. it has some fruit notes, and a burnt note from where they smoked their own malt. The body has a touch of thinness.


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