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Beadeca's Well - Thornbridge Brewery

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 19.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Thornbridge Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer | 5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 12-28-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 37
Photo of BGDrock
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: molasses brown, dark and glossy, pouring a full hazelnut head that's dense and has good retention

Aroma: chocolate and smoke, vanilla

Taste & Mouthfeel: a beautiful blend of chocolate and peat, the latter trailing through the finish, leaving tendrils of smoke right until you go for the next sip - but not over-powering; dark chocolate flavour is rich and slightly bitter, and complimented by a full, satiny mouthfeel it makes for a luxurious feel

Overall: a porter with a wonderful balance of vibrant flavours, a delight for winter, and easy drinking; open up the barbecue and get some nice char on a steak to go with this, maybe with some charred vegetables marinated in citrus

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for $4.60 CDN.

Appearance - Pours a very dark brown colored beer, with garnet hues when instesely scrutinized in the light. A finger of fluffy tan head is poured and retention is modest leaving behind a thin film on top of the beer and some minor streaks of lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell - Roasty, but subdued. Some earthy elements, with faint hints of smoke and a mention of coffee.

Taste - Starts bitter with a coffee and peat flavor up front before some smoke finally kisses your mouth. A faint fruity flavor kicks in momentarily on the backside adding a little to the complexity. Overall finish is quite smokey and slightly wooden tasting.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and nicely carbonated, body is thinner than you' expect, but about right for a light porter.

Overall - Certainly a very good beer, and for those who love subtlety Beadeca's Well does it better than most. Only problem was that I was looking for just a little more smoke, and I think this could be a great beer. Still nice interplay between the smoke, coffee and wood.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled
Black bodied with good thick tobacco smoke stain coloured thick head
Smells like good coffee with hints of cigar
flavour is likewise
slightly thin mf but only slightly
enjoyable
subtly smoky

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Photo of dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled version.
Poured pitch black, very very faint brown hues in the light, light brown two finger fluffy head. Big retention.
I could smell smoke right after popping the cap, but sniffing the glass i get a bigger smokey-bacon-rauch aroma, sweet and salty, without any porter notes (maybe very faint chocolate, if you really try).
Taste sets things right: first things i get are roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, with burnt caramel and low juicy dark fruit (plums, figs, raisin). Juiciness fades away to earthy cocoa powder, ground coffee and faint roasted hazelnuts, with a remaining citrus zestiness (and peel) waaay in the back. Smoke comes in the finish, along with charcoal notes and some faint green hops. It's also predominant in the aftertaste.
Medium body and carbonation, like a common porter. Crisp and dry finish, not considering the smoke.
A very tasty porter, nicely enhanced with smoke. Big difference between smell and taste, but they're both great.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on cask in The Cask, Pimlico.

Pours a murky dark brown colour with an okay head.

Smells nice, with smoked malts dominating.

Again prominent smoked and burnt malts in the taste, thin mouthfeel and a subtle hop bitterness in the background.

Overall a solid stout, interesting use of smoked malts.

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Beadeca's Well from Thornbridge Brewery
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.